Hi Mike-- thanks for the reply... I have resolved the problem by finding an old backup of my act 6 DB.
I loaded that data in and it is workiing now, just have to go back and update many contacts.
I use act for Palm for my treo750, and I use Act 2006, and running 1gig memory on my lapptop.
I do have a question, if I upgraded to the moste recent ACT version, would I also have to upgrade to the most recent version of ACT for Palm? Currently my Act 6 is so slow to open--- does the newer version open any faster?