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Windows 7: Windows7 wants to scan and fix the "drive" in my TomTom SatNav

14 Mar 2013   #1
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows7 wants to scan and fix the "drive" in my TomTom SatNav

When I plug my TomTom SatNav into a USB port on my PC, Windows 7 suggests that I scan and "fix" drive K: - the SatNav disk.

I can imagine that, after Windows 7 has finished "fixing" the disk, the SatNav no longer boots, or runs into other disk errors.

Is there any way that I can convince Windows 7 that the drive is perfectly happy as it is, and would prefer not to be fixed? I'm getting a bit fed up of having to tell it to "proceed without scan" all the time.


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16 Mar 2013   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This is actually not uncommon for removable "drives". Usually caused by not ejecting before removing. Do not accept the scan. I would backup the Tom Tom before attempting this fix

How do I make a backup of my device? (TomTom HOME))

How do I restore a backup using TomTom HOME?

You should be able to run a chkdsk /f and fix the prompt without issue.

Plug in the Tom Tom and note the drive letter windows assigns. Open an advanced command prompt

Start> In search box type cmd> Right click on cmd.exe in results above and choose Run as administrator> In the command prompt type

chkdsk (device drive letter): /f

For instance if the Tom Tom is assigned drive letter K you would type

chkdsk K: /f

Enter

As I say, this should not cause any issues, but do backup in case there should be a problem. A Guy
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17 Mar 2013   #3
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, that fixed the problem.

There's definite signs of senility setting in here. I regularly backup the TomTom (it does a backup automatically whenever I connect it to a USB port) yet it never occurred to me that I could do a restore if necessary.

Of course, it is conceivable that the chkdsk could have rendered the device unbootable (the boot process is implemented in H/W, and who knows what the TomTom might expect?) and in that case, I wouldn't have been able to restore.

That's not the case, though, so all's well that ends well!

I spent my entire working life in IT, and mostly in a position where I was the only person looking after my systems. So I've become extremely risk averse, and try always to avoid doing anything from which there is conceivably no getting back.
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17 Mar 2013   #4
A Guy

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Great, glad you got it sorted

A Guy
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