1. Look up and try WINDV from google.com
2. Such may not work if the motherboard drivers are not installed. Your post is void about the host so I can't comment further.
3. I have to power up my camera, flip it to play for WINDV to function. Again, your post is void of details.
4. And again details matter. Are both ends of the firewire cable plugged in?
I have a firewire cabel, I have a firewire port. I did what the instruction manual said and it didnt work. My computer cant detect my camera. Any Ideas?