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Windows 7: Firewire drivers: the 'Legacy' one isn't there?

13 Mar 2010   #1
RogierJH

Windows 7
 
 
Firewire drivers: the 'Legacy' one isn't there?

Hi everyone, I'm new here. I just bought a laptop with Windows 7, but already I'm having trouble connecting some firewire device to it (Presonus Inspire audio interface, for your information). Windows won't actually recognize the device. It knows whether or not it's plugged in, but it doesn't recognize it.

Apparently Windows 7 has trouble dealing with firewire, but there's a fix: go to the Device Manager, find the firewire device and switch the driver to the one that has "Legacy" at the end of the name. This fix works for pretty much everyone. Great!

Well not for me, because in my list there's only:
1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (old version)

The one I'm looking for isn't even in this list! How do I go about getting it? Or does anyone know of another fix?


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13 Mar 2010   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

have you tried these drivers ? PreSonus adds support for win7
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13 Mar 2010   #3
RogierJH

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah I downloaded that one, but the problem is not with the hardware or anything PreSonus did. Firewire does not work like it's supposed to with Windows 7, and regardless the device I'm trying to connect to the computer, the computer has to learn to deal with firewire.
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13 Mar 2010   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogierJH View Post
Yeah I downloaded that one, but the problem is not with the hardware or anything PreSonus did. Firewire does not work like it's supposed to with Windows 7, and regardless the device I'm trying to connect to the computer, the computer has to learn to deal with firewire.
i dont have anything to use firewire on my pc, so cannot help you further, be patient there are more experienced members on the forum who can help you
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14 Apr 2010   #5
sebas08

win7
 
 

Hi,,

im having problem with firewire connection with a presonus firestudio and a focusrite saffire pro 26 io,, the external HD is having problems too!!

my set is a Hp pavilion dv6t-2000 i7 core win7

i tried the same solution and dont work for me as you,,
im thinkin to return to xp but having a i7 it make feel like a dumb,,

cheers,
sebas
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14 Apr 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogierJH View Post
Yeah I downloaded that one, but the problem is not with the hardware or anything PreSonus did. Firewire does not work like it's supposed to with Windows 7, and regardless the device I'm trying to connect to the computer, the computer has to learn to deal with firewire.
I have a firewire scanner that works just fine under W7. Point being firewire works under W7.

It seems that the problem is the drivers themselves for the PreSonus isn't being recognized by Windows 7. In short the drivers might be the problem.

Here's my firewire properties in Device Manager...

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09 May 2010   #7
adidj

Win 7
 
 

I have also troubles with Presonus Inspire. I have a HP pavilion dv6, Core i7. Win 7 64-bit. I have the drivers installed and the device is recognize by the system. But when using the Inspire with my audio programs I always get the error messages that the sound device can not be found or it is not working properly.
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