contact record removal

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i have approx 5000 names and adresses in contacts on my handheld. I cannot sync with contacts. get error:
Error: 0x8000ffff Adaptor failed to convert from device. <0x8000ffff>
Outlook Contacts XT - Handheld overwrites Outlook synchronization failed

Conduit 'Outlook Contacts XT' Error: Unknown error. (65535)

I cannot use desktop overwrites handheld because all data is on handheld.

only way to backup is backupman but i want to sync with desktop..

does anyone know how to purge deleted records for "CONTACTS" a record or more than one must be currupted in my contacts.

THE xt IS CHAPURAS PROGRAM FOR SYNC POCKET MIRROR, BUT THIS ERROR OCCURS WHEN not USING POCKETMIROR AS WELL.

i once had a problem with calander and used dbscan worked flawlessly and removed /purged deleted records and i was able to sync just fine but dbscan only does the calander db.(when u go to "purge all deleted records" does all but says "238 addres records deleted OK" and when i push OK it soft resets ..so obviously it never deletes those.

thanks all u techies...please help its killing me ( 4 months)