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arudin

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When I start my computer from a complete shut down, this message appears in a dialog box on the screen:

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HotSync Manager
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The selected port, COM1, is not available at this time.
HotSync Manager will open the port when it becomes available.
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OK
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Clicking OK closes the box.

However, I canít perform a HotSync operation with my Palm V PDA.

In order to perform a HotSync operation I have to go through this sequence:

1. Right-click on My Computer
2. Right-click on Properties
3. Left-click on Hardware
4. Left-click on Device Manager
5. Double-click on Ports (COM and LPT)
6. Right-click on Communications Port (COM) to open menu
7. Left-click on Uninstall
8. Follow instructions and restart computer
After 2nd boot up
1. Right-click on My Computer
2. Right-click on Properties
3. Left-click on Hardware
4. Left-click on Device Manager
5. Double-click on Ports (COM and LPT)
6. Right-click on Communications Port (COM) to open menu
7. Left-click on Update Driver
8. Follow instructions Ė Since it wonít find a new driver just accept the result and click OK

I now can perform a HotSync operation.

Iíve never had to do this until about 3 weeks ago. The system hasnít been changed in several weeks.
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