I often experience the same problem. A soft reset should solve the problem.
I think that PalmOS has a fairly poor recovery protocol because a failed
HotSync can cause it to die rather easily.
> Have a problem,
> I wanted to sync my palm today. As normal attached the palm to the
> cradle and pushed the sync button, every thing seemed to work alright,
> but than after an hr, the sync was not completed, on the PC Desktop the
> Popout screen showed Hot sync Progress. It seemed that the system had
> hanged itself, there was no warnings or any thing of that sort. I tried
> it again with the same results. However I can start the PalmDestop
> without any problems.
> Can anyone help me solve this problem so that I can sync my palm.
> Thanking in advance