View Full Version : Plugging USB devices in while PC running?

10-07-2003, 06:21 PM
I have a laptop with a USB mouse and external USB floppy drive. Can I plug these devices in while the laptop is running?

I know that to unplug certain items you double-click the system-tray icon and 'stop' the devices, but cannot find any info about plugging them in.

(Sorry for the dumb question).


Graham L
10-07-2003, 06:28 PM
USB won't mind you plugging things in while the system is running. That's what it's designed to do. :D The "stopping" is needed for disks, so that all buffers are written out and directories are tidied up.

The floppy drive should appear as a drive. The mouse might be a problem ... a Windows problem. Windows doesn't like PS/2 mice not being present at boot time. But it won't do any harm ... try it. :D A laptop with a horrible stalk in the keyboard is supposed to work with "both" if both it and an external mouse are connected.