Microsoft KB Archive/255214

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Cannot Swap Hardware While in Hibernate or Standby Mode


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional


Swapping hardware in or out is not supported while a computer is in Hibernate or Standby mode.


When a computer is in Hibernate or Standby mode, the hardware context is stored as it was when the computer entered Hibernate or Standby mode. The computer does not have the opportunity at bootup to re-enumerate the bus, but instead depends on the stored system state. Swapping devices while in Hibernate or Standby mode renders the system unstable, and could cause problems.

If you do swap hardware while the computer is in Hibernate or Standby mode, you may receive an error message, but only if the device driver is coded to trap the error condition.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q210913 Err Msg: You Have Unplugged or Ejected a Device Without Stopping It...

If you need to swap devices in the computer, turn the computer off before doing so.

Additional query words: crash sleep switch hot hotswap hotswapping

Keywords : kbenv kbhw KBW2KHOME
Issue type : kbinfo
Technology : kbwin2000Search kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Pro

Last Reviewed: October 24, 2000
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