I'm running WinXP Pro and connecting via USB to an IPAQ rw6828 running WM5.\nSyncing is extremely slow and it has been since I got the IPAQ. My wife's old\nJournada running PPC2002 syncs the same databases in a fraction of the time.\nThe issue has come to a head today when, after rebuilding my computer (full\nclean install of WINXP etc.) and replacing my Outlook 2003 .PST file from a\nbackup I had to recreate my PPC partnership and sync. I've selected the\n"combine" option to ensure I don't loose anything off my PPC or outlook file.\nThe sync has taken hours and crashed several times. I've been using AS 4.2\nbut am now trying the 4.5 beta with the same result. I've turned off\nZonealarm and disabled AVG antivirus. I've done a soft reset of the PPC on a\ncouple of occassions. Still no better. I am still waiting as I type this, for\nthe sync to successfully complete. Any help greatly appreciated.