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Fire wire shown as Problem device.

by christy / May 4, 2005 10:58 PM PDT

Windows XP Pro SP2

My computer is installed with fire wire. However, at System Information, it is shown as a problem device, and at Device Manager, there is an exclaimation mark. Proporties of the device show the following information:

OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller.

Device type: IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers
Manufacturer: IEEE 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller Vend
Location: PCI Slot 4 (PCI bus 2, device 1, function 0)

Device status:
This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (code 12)

If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system?.

My question: What other device do I disable ? How ?

There was no exclaimation mark when firewire was first installed. I also notice that at Networkwork Connections - LAN or High-Speed Internet, 1394 Connection (1394 Net Adapter) disappeared. Is this connected to the above problem ? Thanks.


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Usually an issue with ..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2005 11:07 PM PDT

The motherboard drivers were not installed. Also missing from your post is how/who did the OS install. Or "a story" about this new card or device that you added.

Remember that MICROSOFT does not install drivers for us.


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Fire wire problem.
by christy / May 4, 2005 11:56 PM PDT

Thanks for your reply.

I am quite sure the mother board (Gigabyte GA-81848E-L) drivers were installed. The computer was built by a local reputable "Computer Services" outlet, which is also an agent for a brand name computer, and of which I am a long time customer. I have bought all my computers and laptops (5), printrs, scanners etc, from them. They kept nothing back, i.e. they provide all the driver disks. As I have mentioned, Fire wire was not a problem device when it was first installed. I haven't use it yet, so I do not know if it works; but when I went to device manager to check on it (I intend to purchase a digital camcorder), I found the exclaimation mark. The computer otherwise works perfectly. I also installed SP2 without any problems. (Does that indicate a stable system ? ) The machine is over one year old, and is outside its warranty.

I suppose that, if drivers are involved, I will have to reinstall the drivers for the mother board, and the drivers of the fire-wire adpater ? What else can I do ? Thanks again.


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Firewire problem
by jcd / May 5, 2005 1:45 AM PDT
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Why not return it to the local reputable "Computer Services" outlet and have them look into it if you are uncomfortable with the diagnosis?

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by christy / May 5, 2005 7:47 AM PDT
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"Why not return it to the local reputable "Computer Services" outlet..."

Yes, that would be the obvious thing to do. However, the problem is a minor one, not worth the downtime ...Thanks anyway.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 5, 2005 2:42 AM PDT
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by christy / May 5, 2005 7:41 AM PDT
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"It doesn't appear to be on the mainboard."

Yes-but If it did not come with the mother board, it must have been installed separately. The computer was built, meaning "custom built" ?) Well- I suppose I should have mentioned that.


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