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Windows 7: VIA 7 Port IEEE-1394 Firewire & USB 2.0 PCI Combo Card

20 Oct 2009   #1
Heinz Getwellvet

Windows 7 Pro x64
VIA 7 Port IEEE-1394 Firewire & USB 2.0 PCI Combo Card

I am having trouble getting the Firewire to work on this card in 7 Ultimate. I tried using legacy drivers and none work. Does anyone have any input? Thanks.

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20 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

Did you try running the driver exe file in compatibility mode?
Compatibility Mode
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20 Oct 2009   #3

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kpoverdorf View Post
I am having trouble getting the Firewire to work on this card in 7 Ultimate. I tried using legacy drivers and none work. Does anyone have any input? Thanks.
Don't know anything about it, but did you read the "All Customer Reviews" area?

One review said:

Rating: (9 out of 10) Reviewer: Anonymous from St Charles, IL
6/8/2009 8:19:10 PM
Don't give up I tried this in one slot on my computer and couldn't find drivers to save my life - the didn't have the driver for the item shipped. On a whim I tried the card in a different slot on my computer and it works perfectly
Maybe you'll get lucky...

Nice system - 64-bit w7, I assume...

Maybe look here?
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21 Oct 2009   #4
Heinz Getwellvet

Windows 7 Pro x64

Unfortunately It doesn't come with a drivers disc. It's plug and play basically. I have tried in different slots and searched high and wide for a drivers .exe so i can try to run it in compatibility mode. I did see the reviews, i figured that if it works in Vista there would be a chance of it working in 7. For that price you cant really complain. I was just using my resources to see if anyone else knows how to solve my little problem.
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29 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7


you may find this interesting :

I have a DELL PowerEdge700, (basically for testing purpose)
Install of Windows 7 failed with a via card, after removing all the pci CARDs and trying to isolate the faulty one, I found out that a generic FireWire + USB card based on VIA chipset was causing a BSOD.

VIA CHIPSET : subsysid = 3104 rev_65 & subsysid = 3044 rev_80

Symptoms :
- Windows starts
- Pnp find de new hardware and start to install the driver,
- then the system Halt with a BSOD,
- error mess : System Halted, hardware Malfunction, contact your...

Reproductible : ALWAYS

The card is working fine under SBS 2003, Windows XP SP1,2&3, RedHat entreprise.

Définitely a problem with the embedded drivers in Windows 7.

ALSO, lateley this what I found :

on an clean install without the card, win7 is working fine.

Stopping the system, inserting the card, rebooting the systems shows :

New device detected,
Installing drivers, (3 Green ticks),
then Crash with BSOD... System hardware malfunction, system halted.

Of course, with this brutal stop there's no dump file.
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