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Compaq Contura Aero Frequently Asked Questions
Section - 2.2.2 PCMCIA

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[C] From: GStew@aol.com
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 00:09:22 -0400 (EDT)

I vote for my Panasonic 4x PCMCIA CD... installed flawlessly, works well.
Also its PCMCIA card is supposed to be an Adaptec SCSI card, so I suspect
I can use it to connect other SCSI devices.

I've had good luck with my Megahertz XJ2288 and a borrowed Zoom 28.8
PCMCIA modems in my Aero also.


[C]Subject:  Re: PCMCIA memory allocation
From:  JYaroch@aol.com [SMTP:JYaroch@aol.com]
Sent:  Friday, January 31, 1997 8:13 PM

John David Steffes <steffes@web.cc.cst.cmich.edu> writes:
<< 
 I own a PCMCIA Panasonic KXL-745 as well it should work. I never had a
problem when I jumped from 4M to 12M to 20M. What I would do is go into
Device manager and delete three added keys under Multi-function adapter
(Panasonic KXLC101), under Disk Drives Delete CD-ROM, under Sound, video, and
game controllers ESS ES1688 Audiodrive (no DMA) and last but not least delete
under SCSI controllers Panasonic KXLC101. Then using the floppy copy the
Panasonic drivers to a temp directory and reinsert the card if it still fails
make sure it is assigning a valid drive letter for the CD-ROM IE NOT C or D
which is used by you PCMCIA drive or Iomega Zip Drive. JDS

 Just a Few Hints...
  >>
This turned out to be the key.  What had happened is that I installed the
CD-ROM drivers immediately when I installed W95.  It was only after that that
Windows installed the Compaq IDE driver.  The IDE driver had a yellow
excalamation point indicating a conflict, but I ignored that because the HD
worked fine.  The fix was to remove all the drivers associated with the
CD-ROM unit, then restart.  At that point there was no indication of a
conflict on the Compaq IDE icon.  Then, when I re-installed the CD-ROM
drivers, everything worked fine.

What this means is that, under W95 plug-and-pray, the order of installation
is significant.  There was a conflict when the CD-ROM driver was installed
before the IDE driver, but not the other way around.  This is
counter-intuitive, but true.


[C] From: Gary H <garyh@sco.COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 01:25:36 -0700

"Andy (Sang-heum) Park" <gibson@plaza.snu.ac.kr> wrote:
|Hi. Sometimes, when I wake the Aero up from standby, the PCMCIA port
|(occupied with a modem most of the time) is totally blackened out. No beeps
|when I insert/eject a card, and the Compaq Control Center says that the
|PCMCIA drivers aren't loaded. When I reboot the machine, it works just fine.
|I've reinstalled the PCMCIA supplemental disk just to see if this solves the
|problem. Am I the only one who's having this trouble?
|

I sometimes have this problem.  And sometimes when the aero does recognize
the modem, I get "modem is in use by ???" (or something like that) after
I dail my ISP.  To fix this, I put my aero in standby and turn it on again.
This fixes my problem.

[C] From: Gary H <garyh@sco.COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 11:21:48 -0700

Get one of those PCMCIA Y adapters that makes your 1 slot pcmcia
slot into two! I saw one on a PC110 - original type II slot used
to house a type 2 and 3 PCMCIA device.

I don't have one, but I've seen 'em in action.  They are about $50 and they
do work.  I'm not sure where you live, but in the Bay Area, I believe Fry's
Electronics (a discount electronic shop) has 'em.  They were being sold in
Japan for about $50 (prob. less expensive in the US).

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