Sunday, March 18, 2012

Did CHKDSK eat my maps?

Windows 7 CHKDSKI held off on posting this in order to give the the folks at Garmin a chance to investigate the issue, but the story can now be told. As I was wrapping up my nuvi 3750 review, I had the unit connected to my computer, when Windows 7 popped up the above message. I suspect that I had improperly ejected the unit at some point, causing this. I had ran CHKDSK before on various units, with no deleterious results, so what the hey, I said okay. But when I got to my car, I saw a blank screen with my position and no detailed maps. I looked under Tools > Settings > myMaps and it said there weren’t any! Uh oh.

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