Hi, I am using windows 7 and a while ago I added a combination firewire / usb2 pci card. I needed the firewire port for an older video camcorder that only uses firewire. I know that when I installed I tested to make sure I could capture using the firewire port. But since then I have had many updates and have upgraded my video editing software. (premiere pro cs5.5). I do understand that I could have a problem with the card, but I have USB devices attached right now to the card.
I am unable to capture video (says is offline) so I started to google for troubleshooting suggestions and came upon this.... Fixing Firewire Problems in Windows 7 - David Knarr
Beginning at the very top is what I was attempting to do.
The first thing they suggest is to go into device manager and "Under the Device Manager, look down the list for IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers
and Double Click
It should display something like - 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller Note:
If it has the word (Legacy)
behind it, you are already setup and you can just exit out.
BUT I cannot find anywhere in device manager the device or anything related at all to 1394. If you refered to the link above what they are saying is there are some issues with the 1394 driver
that comes standard with windows 7 and they suggest to change it to a legacy driver option. So here are my questions...
1) Since this is a combination USB device AND firewire card, is it possible that it is just showing up as a usb generic device in device manager?
2) I've expanded the device manager tree in every catagory and see nothing related to 1394... If windows was recognizing my firewire port would the IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers
be in its own main catagory in the tree?
3) Would enabling USB legacy in the bios make any difference?
4) Is there anything else in the bios I should check?
Really sorry for the long post and multiple questions, but wanted to give as much info as possible. I'm in a real time crunch to capture video footage for a project.
Thanks for any help in advance. - Carl