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Windows 7: BSOD On Startup With PCI-E FireWire Card Installed

13 Jan 2019   #1

Windows 7 x64 SP1
BSOD On Startup With PCI-E FireWire Card Installed

Hey all.

Thanks for reading my question!

I'm into film photography, and I use an older Nikon film scanner that connects via Firewire. When I first got the scanner, I used it on an older computer that has a Firewire port.

I wanted to use it on my primary machine so I wasn't constantly transferring scanned photos around.

I grabbed this PCI-E Firewire card: PCIE PCI-E Firewire IEEE 1394 3 Port PCI Express Card 6pin 9pin Adapter for PC | eBay

It didn't come with any drivers, so I plopped it into my machine and booted up Windows 7.

Unfortunately, on boot, it BSOD's before even hitting the login screen.

Now, I have a dual-boot of Windows 10 on a different harddrive on this machine. When I boot into Windows 10, no problems at all. The card appears in Device Manager with no BSOD.

The problem, then, appears to be limited to Windows 7.

I stared at the dump files for awhile, before realizing that I didn't really know what I was looking at.

So, I decided I'd pop in here and see if anyone could help out.

I included the .zip file, if anyone needs any additional details please let me know.


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13 Jan 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit

The errors are symptomatic of a hardware problem. It could be a compatibility issue with the mobo or a BIOS setting.

Can you boot into Safe Mode? If so, go to Control Panel, Device Manager. Are there any errors shown for devices?
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21 Jan 2019   #3

Windows 7 x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
The errors are symptomatic of a hardware problem. It could be a compatibility issue with the mobo or a BIOS setting.

Can you boot into Safe Mode? If so, go to Control Panel, Device Manager. Are there any errors shown for devices?
Hi Wither, thanks for the reply.

I booted into Safe Mode, there's nothing in the Device Manager that's showing as an error. Everything appears as it should.

What should my next troubleshooting step be?

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23 Jan 2019   #4

Windows 10 Pro

Your report states that you are using a Non Genuine copy of software.
This forum's Rules clearly state that help will not be provided to those using Non genuine Software.

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