Okay found the solution. Shipped with outdated software. Had to use tomtom home to get the new version of software and gpsquickfix and now it works fine. No resets. Can turn it off and now I am getting all it is finding all satellites.
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To regain connection back to th satelite, first remove it and reinstall it back, if it does not connect still, then you have to update the tom tom reciever by connecting it to a computer, remove all the maps on it, the update it from the home website.
After updating, upload the new maps back on it, the you connect it to the car system, after doing this, then you try to use it. If it does the same, then it is due to a poor signal in the area that the gps in not connecting to the satelite.
The TomTom device needs to tune in on three or more GPS satelites to find your position. On start, it scans the hemisphere for any satelites and ten minutes and more are not uncommon to establish fixes on them.
The solution is a data package you can download from TomTom servers via the Home software, "QuickGPSFix". It holds precomputed satelite positions for the next few days which speeds up locking to satelites to a few seconds from minutes. However, you need to update the package roughly once a week or the initial delay will pop up again.
Try going online at the Tom Tom site and updating the device (it's free). There's a new update each week that tells the Tom Tom where the satellites will be during the coming seven days. Admittedly, this only speeds up the process and not finding a signal for 200 miles is a stretch, but it's worth a try if you don't regularly update.
You essentially have to reset the GPS. You can do this by holding the power button down for at least four seconds to get the Tom Tom to fully shutdown. You will know you successfully did this if you hear the tom tom sound and a warning message appears during startup. It then seems to work just fine after that.