This tool will download and update the correct Tom Tom ONE 140 driver versions automatically, protecting you against installing the wrong ONE 140 drivers.
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It has features such as lane assist, multisegment trip planning, and advanced routing technology that are missing from our reigning Editors' Choice budget GPS, the 9.99 Garmin nüvi 265T.
It measures 3.0 by 3.6 by 0.8 inches (HWD) and weighs in at 6.8 ounces with its integrated (but removable) Easy Port folding suction-cup mounting bracket.
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With the introduction of its 9.95 (list) One 140-S, Tom Tom has officially upped the ante in the entry-level GPS market.
Of course if you are most people who just bought a cool new GPS and you want to update the software to the most recent maps (since it's being touted as a great new feature of this GPS), or perhaps you just bought this/received this as a gift, then you probably have no clue what just happened and you think you broke the GPS.
Of course the software did not back up the previous map automatically for you, so there is no way to re-set the GPS to "factory" settings. Wow so of course I bought this GPS unit right before going for a trip when I need to use it, and I thought it would be smart to update the maps to the most recent maps before going on the trip.
In theory, this is a great idea, and solves the need for Tom Tom to supply a DVD with maps on it inside the shipping box, etc. The "Home" software downloaded the maps no problem, worked like a charm, and only took 10 minutes or so for approx 1.6 Gb of files, pretty sweet.And since the map update failed, when you launch the GPS now you get a big startup screen that says "No Maps Found! But now I've had to spend 4 hours figuring out why it's broken and then how to fix it.The problem appears to be the following:-The GPS unit has only 2GB internal memory-The maps alone are 1.65 Gb-The "Home" software does not delete the old maps first, so it cannot copy the new ones over as there is not enough space on the GPS unit To fix it:-Ignore all the places where it says you need to "Activate" the maps first, that seems to be incorrect.The price will depend of which maps you need; e.g; for Western Europe it would be about £50.It is likely that after 3 years a new operating system, (they call it Navcore), will also be available without charge.Furthermore, installing the wrong Tom Tom drivers can make these problems even worse.Recommendation: If you are inexperienced with updating Tom Tom device drivers manually, we highly recommend downloading the Tom Tom ONE 140 Driver Utility.The issue occurred when the software attempted to copy the downloaded maps onto the GPS device itself.The copy failed within 5 minutes, claiming that there was a "write error", something to this extent: ERROR: Home Base/IO: Error writing file: K:\USA_Canada_and_Mexico_P\@ .\portable\cfile.cpp(1947)Now, if you've got a degree in Computer Science, you can see this is some sort of I/O error, and it's being thrown from a C file that is internal to the "Home" software's IO module...?!?!!And now for a chapter in the "Don't ever do this if you run a software company" magazine... Tom Tom's "Home" software to update the Map software on the Tom Tom One 140 GPS Unit is a huge magical "epic fail" of Quality Assurance proportions.This is so terrible I figure I'd blog about it now that I have a solution, and hopefully others can benefit from the research I just did figuring out how the heck to fix this.