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My garmin device will not load on windows 7. Gives message 'device not found' even though the new driver is in my devices list

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Try connecting it after restarting. this may solve the problem

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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Driver for Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K16D


Suggest you try this, Chris;

Go to Device Manager.

[WinXP:
Start > Right-click on My Computer > Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list > Left-click on the Hardware tab. Left-click on Device Manager

Win Vista/ Win 7:
Windows logo button > Right-click on Computer > follow the above ]

When Device Manager loads click on the + sign, to the left of DVD/CD-ROM drives.
Right-click right on the name of the optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)

Left-click on Uninstall.

A Microsoft 'squawk box' will come up; "Warning you are about to uninstall this device"
It's OK. Click on OK.

Now close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Restart your computer.

(WinXP: Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart
Win Vista/Win 7: Windows logo button > Restart )

When Windows fully loads you will get a pop-up, out of the system tray, "Found new hardware device", and perhaps another one, "Found Pioneer DVD-RW"

Windows has the habit of losing drivers. Let's see if this 'slaps Windows around'.

Regards,
joecoolvette

[Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device.

Windows XP/Vista/7 is the O/S, the optical drive is the device ]

Nov 26, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGN-BX660P Notebook

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After installing Garmin 405 drivers on my new computer sync does'nt work, no device found


May nt be compatible with your new OS ...Check the Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility List for full details and more information. Search Windows 7 Compatibility to find the list. You can also check Vista, XP and other OS from there.

Thanks for your question this morning ...

Jun 11, 2011 | GPS

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Bluetooth won't work and even won't turn on with win7


- Download the 'Windows Mobile Device Center which you can download it from
this works for both Vista and Windows 7. I've tried it on both.

Install the downloaded software but it may not look like it worked on Windows 7 PCs. Vista automatically configures the settings on the bluetooth devices but for those who have Windows 7, here are the things you should do:

- Go to 'Device Manager' from 'Control Panel' -Or- just right-click on Computer Icon and choose 'Properties' and then click on 'Device Manager'.

- You'll see an 'Unknown Device' named 'Bluetooth Peripheral Device'
- Right-Click it and click on "Update Driver Software" -Or- anyway you find it easy to bring up the Update driver window.

- Click "Browse My Computer for Driver Software" button.

- Click "Let Me Pick from a List of Device Drivers on my computer".

- Select 'Bluetooth Radio' from the list if it asked you to select and then in the next window, it will show a list of drivers with Company Names in one list and Drivers in another. In the Company List choose 'Microsoft Corporation', not only Microsoft.

- From the drivers list there may be one or more drivers with the name "Windows Mobile-Based Device Support" with different driver versions. Select one or the latest.
- Ignore any warnings and keep pressing next and then Finish at last. If all goes well, the last screen will show the message that device driver is successfully installed.

Now, after manually updating the driver for your bluetooth device, in 'Device Manager' when you click on 'Bluetooth Radios', it should display one more item which will say 'Windows Mobile-based device support'.

There are few more things that you want to pay attention to. If you have already added the device in your 'bluetooth device list' that didn't work, then remove the device and add it again. After you add it, you might need to restart the computer if it gave you a connection problem error message.

I hope this will help you guys fix your bluetooth problem with Windows 7.Rate me if the message was helpfull.

Thanks

May 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have bought a new computer, windows 7. I cannot install driver for forerunner 305.


Glad to HELP YOU!

It's a well-known issue between Windows 7 and Garmin Forerunner.
Garmin company says it's a compatibility issue concerning the USB connection between the computer and the device and usually they recommend to be an Intel Chipset.
Try to download and install using the latest drivers available on their site on WIN 7 and Forerunner 305.m You have them ALL here and the USB driver was released this year and it's the last one on that list.

GOOD LUCK!

Mar 26, 2011 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Maps not found


The "No Detailed Maps Found That Support Routing" message may appear on your device for the following reasons:
  • The GPS device is missing it's unlock code
  • The maps on the GPS device have been disabled
To determine the cause of the message, touch the screen until the message "No Detailed Maps Found That Support Routing" disappears.
  • If you see a "Can't Unlock Maps" message following this error, remove any microSD / SD cards in the device and follow the instructions below for Retrieving your unlock codes followed by the instructions for Creating an unlock file
  • If you do not get the Can't Unlock Maps message then skip to the instructions for Enabling maps on the GPS device
If the maps are locked you'll need a garmin account. If you don't have one already go to www.garmin.com Click on my garmin and then on register your garmin device. Note you'll have to create a username and password. Write them down and keep them safe. You'll need them anytime you update your satnav.
Retrieving your unlock codes:
  1. Log into your myGarmin account
  2. Select Manage Maps
  3. Select Details
  4. The unlock code is located under the Installed Maps.
Creating an unlock code file for PC:
  1. Plug your Garmin device into the USB port
  2. Double-Click on My Computer or Computer located on the desktop
  3. Right-Click on the Garmin or nuvi drive
  4. Click Explore
  5. Double-Click on the Garmin folder
  6. Right-Click in a blank space in this window
  7. Move your mouse over the word New
  8. Select Text Document
  9. Press Enter / Return on your keyboard
  10. Double-Click on the New Text Document. This will open the New Text Document in a window called Notepad
  11. Type the unlock code that is listed in the Manage Maps section of your myGarmin account in all upper-case letters with no spaces
  12. Select File
  13. Select Save As
  14. Change the Save As Type to All Files
  15. Type gmapprom.unl in all lower-case letters for the File name
  16. Select Save
  17. Close the Notepad window
  18. Delete the New Text Document file
  19. Disconnect the GPS device from your computer
Creating an unlock code file for Mac:
  1. Open the TextEdit application located in the Applications folder on the Mac HD
  2. Click Format
  3. Select Make Plain Text
  4. Type in the unlock code that you retrieved from your mygarmin account. The unlock code should be in all capital letters and with no dashes.
  5. Click Save As and name the file as gmapprom.unl (Note: Be sure to uncheck the box If no extension is provided, use .txt)
  6. Copy the gmapprom.unl file to the GARMIN folder on your device. (Note: Save the file directly to the Garmin mass-storage device if connected)
  1. Plug your Garmin device into the USB port
  2. Double-Click on My Computer or Computer located on the desktop
  3. Right-Click on the Garmin or nuvi drive
  4. Click Explore
  5. Double-Click on the Garmin folder
  6. Right-Click in a blank space in this window
  7. Move your mouse over the word New
  8. Select Text Document
  9. Press Enter / Return on your keyboard
  10. Double-Click on the New Text Document. This will open the New Text Document in a window called Notepad
  11. Type the European unlock code that is listed in the Manage Maps section of your myGarmin account. This will need to be typed in all upper-case letters with no spaces
  12. Select File
  13. Select Save As
  14. Change the Save As Type to All Files
  15. Type gmapprom1.unl in all lower-case letters for the File name
  16. Select Save
  17. Close the Notepad window
  18. Delete the New Text Document file
  19. Disconnect the GPS device from your computer
Enabling maps on the GPS device:
  1. Touch the wrench icon on the Where to/View map screen
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch Map
  4. Touch Map Info
  5. Select the checkbox next to the maps to be enabled on the device

Aug 08, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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I get the error no detailed maps found that support routing. Hwow Do I fix this?


The "No Detailed Maps Found That Support Routing" message may appear on your device for the following reasons:

  • The maps on the GPS device have been disabled
  • The GPS device is missing it's unlock code
To determine the cause of the message, touch the screen until the message "No Detailed Maps Found That Support Routing" disappears.
  • If you see a "Can't Unlock Maps" message following this error, remove any microSD / SD cards in the device and follow the instructions below for Retrieving your unlock codes followed by the instructions for Creating an unlock file
  • If you do not get the Can't Unlock Maps message then skip to the instructions for Enabling maps on the GPS device in the botton paragraph
Retrieving your unlock codes:
  1. Go to www.garmin.com and log into MyGarmin. If you don't have a MyGarmin account you'll need to register your satnav to get one. To register click on MyGarmin and then on Register your garmin product. Follow the prompts.
  2. Select Manage Maps
  3. Select Details
  4. The unlock code is located under the Installed Maps.
Creating an unlock code file for PC:
  1. Plug your Garmin device into the USB port
  2. Double-Click on My Computer or Computer located on the desktop
  3. Right-Click on the Garmin or nuvi drive
  4. Click Explore
  5. Double-Click on the Garmin folder
  6. Right-Click in a blank space in this window
  7. Move your mouse over the word New
  8. Select Text Document
  9. Press Enter / Return on your keyboard
  10. Double-Click on the New Text Document. This will open the New Text Document in a window called Notepad
  11. Type the unlock code that is listed in the Manage Maps section of your myGarmin account in all upper-case letters with no spaces
  12. Select File
  13. Select Save As
  14. Change the Save As Type to All Files
  15. Type gmapprom.unl in all lower-case letters for the File name
  16. Select Save
  17. Close the Notepad window
  18. Delete the New Text Document file
  19. Disconnect the GPS device from your computer
Creating an unlock code file for Mac:
  1. Open the TextEdit application located in the Applications folder on the Mac HD
  2. Click Format
  3. Select Make Plain Text
  4. Type in the unlock code that you retrieved from your mygarmin account. The unlock code should be in all capital letters and with no dashes.
  5. Click Save As and name the file as gmapprom.unl (Note: Be sure to uncheck the box If no extension is provided, use .txt)
  6. Copy the gmapprom.unl file to the GARMIN folder on your device. (Note: Save the file directly to the Garmin mass-storage device if connected)

  1. Plug your Garmin device into the USB port
  2. Double-Click on My Computer or Computer located on the desktop
  3. Right-Click on the Garmin or nuvi drive
  4. Click Explore
  5. Double-Click on the Garmin folder
  6. Right-Click in a blank space in this window
  7. Move your mouse over the word New
  8. Select Text Document
  9. Press Enter / Return on your keyboard
  10. Double-Click on the New Text Document. This will open the New Text Document in a window called Notepad
  11. Type the European unlock code that is listed in the Manage Maps section of your myGarmin account. This will need to be typed in all upper-case letters with no spaces
  12. Select File
  13. Select Save As
  14. Change the Save As Type to All Files
  15. Type gmapprom1.unl in all lower-case letters for the File name
  16. Select Save
  17. Close the Notepad window
  18. Delete the New Text Document file
  19. Disconnect the GPS device from your computer
Enabling maps on the GPS device:
  1. Touch the wrench icon on the Where to/View map screen
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch Map
  4. Touch Map Info
  5. Select the checkbox next to the maps to be enabled on the device

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Garmin c330 download problems


Sounds like a windows XP home problem.

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Web cam was working just fine on vista, upgraded to windows 7 with all drivers and now its not working and im not a tech novice.. the picture icon windows 7 had for the camera wasnt even correct, has...


try to reinstall the drivers and let windows do it on it's own after a restart..

proceed as follows:

re-install the driver for the webcam. You will need to be logged in as an Administrator or have an Administrator password ready.1. Click the Windows Start button.
2. Click Control Panel, System and Maintenance and then Device Manager.
3. Right-click on Chicony USB 2.0 Camera and select Update Driver Software. A yellow exclamation point indicates that the camera is recognized by Windows but is not working properly, probably because of problem with the device driver
4. Select Browse my computer for the driver software.
5. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
6. Select USB Video Device from the list, and click Next.
7. If the message “Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device” appears, click Close.
8. Restart Windows.
The webcam should now work properly.

another solution to attempt:

did you use the Toshiba sofware installer for windows 7??
if not follow the instructions found here and use this tool to install the sofware need on your system.

Apr 01, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617 Notebook

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Garmin Nuvi 200 - continually updates firmware


I can help you fix your Garmin Nuvi 200W. You will find the newest version WebUpdater if you follow my links, released March 31, 2010. I think you will find between a Hard Reset and the new software, your Nuvi will be better than new again.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.

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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

Mar 22, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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NO DETAILED MAPS FOUND TO SUPPORT ROUTING


You need to unlock the unit. I had the same problem with one that I have. Try this:

The No Detailed Maps Found That Support Routing message could be due to the following reasons:
  • The GPS device is missing it's unlock code
  • The maps on the GPS device have been disabled
To determine the cause of the message, touch the screen until the message No Detailed Maps Found That Support Routing disappears.
  • If you get a Can't Unlock Maps message following this error remove any microSD / SD cards in the device and follow the instructions below for Retrieving your unlock codes followed by the instructions for Creating an unlock file.
  • If you do not get the Can't Unlock Maps message then skip to the instructions for Enabling maps on the GPS device.
Retrieving your unlock codes:
  1. Log into your myGarmin account: https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/customers/myGarminHome.faces
  2. Select myMaps.
  3. Select Manage Maps.
  4. Select the device from the drop down menu.
  5. The unlock code is located under the "Maps installed on this device" section.
Creating an unlock code file:
  1. Plug your Garmin device into the USB port.
  2. Double-Click on My Computer or Computer located on the desktop.
  3. Double-Click on the Garmin or nüvi drive.
  4. Double-Click on the Garmin folder.
  5. Right-Click in a blank space in this window.
  6. Move your mouse over the word New.
  7. Select Text Document.
  8. Press Enter / Return on your keyboard.
  9. Double-Click on the New Text Document. This will open the New Text Document in a window called Notepad.
  10. Type the unlock code that is listed in the Manage Maps section of your myGarmin account in all upper-case letters with no spaces before or after.
  11. Select File.
  12. Select Save As.
  13. Change the Save As Type to All Files.
  14. Type gmapprom.unl in all lower-case letters for the File name.
  15. Select Save.
  16. Close the Notepad window.
  17. Delete the New Text Document file.
  18. Disconnect the GPS device from your computer.
*nuvi x70 owners with transatlantic mapping will need to follow the Creating an unlock code file instuctions above for their U.S. mapping and then create another unlock file for their European maps:
  1. Plug your Garmin device into the USB port.
  2. Double-Click on My Computer or Computer located on the desktop.
  3. Double-Click on the Garmin or nüvi drive.
  4. Double-Click on the Garmin folder.
  5. Right-Click in a blank space in this window.
  6. Move your mouse over the word New.
  7. Select Text Document.
  8. Press Enter / Return on your keyboard.
  9. Double-Click on the New Text Document. This will open the New Text Document in a window called Notepad.
  10. Type the European unlock code that is listed in the Manage Maps section of your myGarmin account. This will need to be typed in all upper-case letters with no spaces before or after.
  11. Select File.
  12. Select Save As.
  13. Change the Save As Type to All Files.
  14. Type gmapprom1.unl in all lower-case letters for the File name.
  15. Select Save.
  16. Close the Notepad window.
  17. Delete the New Text Document file.
  18. Disconnect the GPS device from your computer.
Enabling maps on the GPS device:
  1. Touch the wrench icon on the Where to/View map screen.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Map.
  4. Touch Map Info.
  5. Select the checkbox next to the maps to be enabled on the device.
If you continue to receive the No Detailed Maps Found That Support Routing message after completing these steps please contact Garmin Support: http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/supportcontact

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