Active Synch 3.7 often cannot synch Outlook 2000 with ipaq PDA h1910.
Posted on 2003-10-29
After Win2kPro boot, before any other app is loaded, ipaq 1910 PDA running PocketPC on a USB link, invokes Active Sync 3.7 and 9 times out of 10, fails - unable to synchronize. When it works it synchronizes calendar, ontacts,tasks, AND NOTES and may do so properly for several days. Then it fails. and rebooting desktop and/or PDA restart doesn't help.
WHen it fails it only sees calendar,contacts,and tasks [missing notes] and flags them as attention required but then displays "Items of one or more info types can't be synched, reconnect your device. To view all error msgs and dialog boxes, you must connect to this computer via infrared or serial/USB cable" May stay in this state for repeated days after booting every morning.
The device synchronizes perfectly every time with my wife's PC where the partnership only synches calendar and contacts. My wife's PC is also running Win2k and ActiveSynch 3.7. I can't correlate failure with use of synching on her PC. Have switched to a shorter 4 foot USB cable on my without any improvement.
Have considered upgrading my MS Outlook Outlook from 2000 t0 2003 but my Ipaq didn't come with 2003, only Outlook 2000 even though I bought it when Outlook 2003 was out. When a worm made me reformat hard disk and reinstall MS2000 Pro, the erratic beganvior stopped for a few days, synching considtently for about a week, before reverting to unreliable synching.