Just a quick thank you to everyone as I've just solved a problem I've been trying to fix for hours by searching this forum!
The problem new installation of EmVC++ 4 with SP4 and Smartphone 2003 SE SDK, debugging etc works fine on emulator but not with device. Debugging on device results in the "error: Connection was not created"
searching this forum resulted in the following fix.. run the following command at the command prompt: "C:\Program Files\Windows CE Tools\wce420\SMARTPHONE 2003\Toolsspdps /create /device"
Bob's your uncle.. bosh!
(just thought I'd write it in the way that I was seaching for it incase anyone else uses the same search string!)
I love Modaco!