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Section - 3.3.2.4 PCMCIA stuff

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[C] From: Martin Ramsch <ramsch@fmi.uni-passau.de>
Date: Sat, 3 May 1997 21:17:37 +0200 (MET DST)

But for all the fellow Aeronauts who are still running Win 3.1 this
might be interesting:

Older versions of the PCMCIA software have a bug, that forces you to
have ATADRV.EXE in the CONFIG.SYS, if you want hot plugging of the
floppy drive.  The floppy drive will work without it, too, but not
after removing and reinserting the floppy drive.  (Unfortunately I
didn't make a note of my former version numbers, but it was the stuff
already installed when I bought my Aero.)

Normally you wouln't need ATADRV.EXE, as it's intended as IDE/ATA card
driver only.  And it has the nasty side effect, that you get a
superfluous drive letter.

Win 3.1 users should upgrade to SoftPaq 1645 (thanks to Kevin Stock).
This installs new versions of the PCMCIA software which solve these
problems.

[C] From: <JYaroch@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 1996 18:04:51 -0400
Subject: SP1473 Updated PCMCIA support

I have been messing with the Softpaq, SP1473, downloaded from www.compaq.com,
and would like to let everyone know my experience.  This Softpaq contains
PCMCIA drivers and a program, Systemsoft CardWizard verion 1.00.02

Prior to installing this, I found that there was an annoying bug, such that
after using the modem, I could not swap in the floppy drive.  IF I tried, the
floppy would not be "Configured" by Cardid.exe, and would not work unless I
rebooted.  

With CardWizard, there is a section to "show ranges." If I set it to show
"included" then add 03F0h-03F7h to the included range, the problem goes away.
 
Just thought you all might like to know.

Oh, Win 3.1, the one that came with the aero.  I also found that, after I
made the fix I mentioned previously, that the modem would not work if I: used
modem, swapped in the floppy, then tried to use the modem again.  So, I
rebooted, inserted the modem, checked the Card Wizard to see that the modem
used 02F8h-02FFh for I/O, then marked that range as reserved.  Now, it seems
that I can swap back and forth infinitely.

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