Are PCMCIA cards hot swappable?

aphex

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Just curioius... Dont wanna jam my wireless card in while the system is runnin if its gonna f things up.... :)
 
Jan 16, 2000
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i accidently unplugged my gf's card while trying to get the damn cat5 cable out, and now things aren't working :eek:

I'd venture to go with a resounding: NO!
 
Jan 6, 2001
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I wouldn't think so.
 
Oct 10, 1999
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I thought they were supposed to be, but it often doesn't seem to work.
 
Oct 11, 1999
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Depends on the software.

Sometimes the driver can hang the port if it doesn't know how to disengage properly.

amish
 

manly

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Yes they are, but you have to remember the NT kernel (W2K and WXP) is plug n' pray. Notice the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the system tray.
 
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I hotswap PCMCIA cards all the time. Wireless NICs, firewire, etc.. Never had a problem with 2K/XP handling it.
 
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always worked fine on my girlfriend's compaq laptop w/ win2k.
 

aphex

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i wussed out, turned it off, and plugged it in
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