Maybe somebody can help me with an incredibly frustrating sync issue.

I sync my Cingular Treo 650 with Outlook (Windows Home XP). It works for a couple of times, then it won't sync at all. Shortly thereafter, the hot sync manager in the task bar disappears and I get an error message that goes to Microsoft about a problem with Hotsync.exe.

The only way to sync is to click again on the Hot Sync Manager in my programs folder. I've talked to Palm for support, no help there. As well as no help from MS. I've deleted the palm application, changed the registry, cleaned it, reinstalled, but still no luck.

Any ideas? Also, I may just buy 3rd party app like Chapura. Any recommendations on that front? My many thanks.