Hot Docking / Undocking is defined as insertion / removal of your Windows 2000 laptop from a docking station, while the computer is fully powered.
Windows 2000 supports Hot Docking if:
1. The hardware supports it electrically.
2. Your ACPI BIOS is fully ACPI compliant.
3. Windows 2000 is notified before the undock event occurs, either with a hardware switch or the Eject PC menu.
Windows 2000 also supports Cold Docking / Undockling - the computer is powered off.
Warm Docking / Undocking is NOT supported as he system is in Standby or Hibernate mode. This is a Surprise event, as the BIOS will not notify Windows 2000.
The presence of any legacy drivers will disable Hot Docking support.
Avoid Hot Docking / Undocking if an ISA Plug and Play device is the docking station, as their is no way for Windows 2000 to know which device to remove when undocking.