I'm running Outlook 2003 on Windows XP SP2 with all the latest MS updates applied. I sync my HP Jornada PDA running Pocket PC with outlook using Activesync 4.2.
Everything was fine until recently. Now when I connect the PDA (via the USB cradle) activisncy starts up, detects the PDA and effectivley loops, taking up all the processor power and slowing things to a standstill. Looking at task manager shows that it is WCESCOMM.EXE which is taking all the juice, anything up to 99%.
I've uninstalled and re-installed activesync a couple of times, but this hasn't made any difference. Of course, now I've done this, I need to reestablish the partnership between the two machines which I haven't been to do yet as the machine runs so slowly. Still, first things first, I want to at least get it running properly before I complete the niceties.
I have been trying to claen my machine up using Winpatrol, and I may have deleted or suspended something inadvertantly, but I deliberatly stayed away from anything which looked like activsync.