Quote Originally Posted by box full of lazy View Post
Guys, thanks for the attempts but I'm just going to give it up for now. It's not worth the hassle. Maybe when I get a new computer that isn't 8 years old then I'll give it another shot. Thanks anyway.
It's not your computer, I can guarantee you that. I'm having the exact same problem, and my computer is only about a year old. I think my problem was sometime in the past I stopped running Novacomd.exe from my Task Manager and I uninstalled it from my programs in the Control Panel.

Try going to your Start menu.
Click Run...
Click Browse...
Search for the novacom application.
It may be in two places on your computer:
"C:\Program Files\Palm\SDK\bin\novacom.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Palm, Inc\novacom.exe"

If located elsewhere, obviously that's fine.
Run either one of these, and the program will finally show up in your Task Manager again.

If that was never your problem, well then I'm at a loss, because this worked for me (along with resetting my phone).