Scratch Pad: Garmin and Unexpected error

After recent update to Garmin Lifetime Updater for Garmin nuvi 765T with map life update subscription I have got “An unexpected error has occurred and the program must close. If you continue to experience this, please contact Garmin customer support.” error which would not go away.

After some research and looking around the running processes a problem happened to be very simple – not closed properly GarminLifetime.exe or GarminMapUpdater.exe – killing it solved the problem.

One would think that updater would detect concurrent access to the device, but…

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  1. Sandy Snider says:

    I got the unexpected error as above.

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