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Compaq Contura Aero Frequently Asked Questions
Section - 2.2.1.2 Connecting with out powering down

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[Q] The docs (skimpy, as I mentioned), suggest that I should be able to connect
the floppy w/o powering the system down: go to standby, plug the floppy in,
back out of standby. When we do this, and, say, go to filemgr, MSW says the
floppy in unformatted. If we power down, plug in the floppy, then reboot, all
is ok.

[A] That is normal. If you machine keeps power during suspend drivers will
remain. But if you pull out the connector they will dissappear and connector
card must be reinitialized.

[A] Strange, you should be able to hot-swap your floppy (i.e. plug in and
out while the computer is on and not suspended). The aero will notify you
of this fact when you perform this operation. This is a perfectly
acceptable thing to do, infact that is what the PCMCIA slot was designed
to do. This may require an updated BIOS and/or PCMCIA drivers.  - Philip

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