I haven't used Palm devices in so long that I do not trust my memory about any of this. I don't recall there being issues hotsyncing between two computers. In the early days, I would hotsync my Palm device at work and at home. As long as I didn't mind mixing business with pleasure, it wasn't a problem. The challenge I had was when I carried both my Palm TX and Palm 755P, and wanted to keep the same data on them. The big issue was when people tried to have two Palm devices hotsync using the same hotsync ID. I know I worked that out, but don't remember how. I'm going to take a stab at guessing the problem. Be warned that I have no idea what I'm talking about! You are trying to merge data from 3 different sources -- 2 computers and 1 palm device. Hotsync is looking at some meta-information to decide how to merge the new, changed, deleted records. Let's start with the assumption that Computer A does not equal Computer B. After the first Hotsync, Palm = Computer A. Next, you hotsync Palm w/Computer B. For whatever reason, I'm guessing Hotsync thinks Computer B is correct and changes everything on the Palm. So...Palm = Computer B. Unfortunately, Computer A does not equal Computer B. The data in the records might match, but the metadata hotsync uses to know that does not match and therefore hotsync goes to work, slowing down your day. 2 possible solutions: Hotsync normally with Computer A. Change the conduits on Computer B so that Palm updates Computer B. Hotsync again. All 3 devices should match. Return the conduits to normal. Hotsync normally with Computer A. Manually transfer your Palm folder from Computer A to Computer B, perhaps using a thumb drive. All devices should match. Before doing anything, back up the Palm folders on both computers and run NVBackup on your Palm device. If any of this works, I'll be surprised. Good luck!