First, the iPAQ info: it's an iPAQ2200 that has a PXA255 processor. It runs Windows CE 4.20.
The first problem is this. I recently got a new Dell Dimension E310 which came with XP. I reloaded ActivSynch - but it wouldn't synch. ActivSynch also would NOT download some of the subroutines (that synch calenders, tasks, etc). Although that is annoying, it's not hugely upsetting. ActivSynch will not *stop* running. It will 'synch' up to 9 documents in the iPAQ folder, but will stop there and spin it's wheels. (the green icon will keep turning) Nothing will actually get synched. I tried reloading AS several times, different versions, finally reloaded the version that my PDA came with - AS 3.7.1. It had the SAME problems.
NOW this new problem has developed. The new Dell came with a trial version of WordPerfect (I used MS Word before). Initially, my PDA was able to 'see' documents I'd written in WP, but now, it won't. It won't see ANY files except .txt files, which is very frustrating, since I mainly use the PDA to write on, and move docs back and forth from the computer to the PDA all the time. It's the main reason I *bought* the PDA to begin with! Oh yes, and the computer apparently can 'see' the docs I write on the PDA, but not in the reverse. Last night I exported a doc after changing it to a rich text doc from a PDA word doc, and it exported. But when I saved it back onto the PDA, it shows up in the PDA folder on the desktop, but NOT in the PDA.
What is wrong and how can this problem be fixed? Do I need to do a hard reset? Just clear all the crap out? I'm just afraid if I do a hard reset, and then reload the backup, the problem will simply return, especially if it's a coding problem rather anything else.