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    SubjectRe: FDC motor left on
    On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

    > I suggest that the FDC control byte be read, then the result be
    > ANDed with ~0x10, then written back. The ifed-out code clears
    > the whole control word which is inappropriate at a time the
    > diskette channel may be still be active.

    Which will work for a physical drive 0x0 only -- it won't work for a
    BIOS-emulated drive swapping. Supposedly the most reliable way should be
    ANDing with ~0xf0, or better yet, using a BIOS call, preferably by fixing
    the boot loader used.

    + Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland +
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