It is my understanding that Windows does not interact with firewire.
Firewire interacts with a software program.
You should post your question on the Camcorders Forum.
The Camcorders Form is here:
After unplugging the firewire to the computer, I plugged it in again and since then my computer (Windows Vista) will not recognize the camcorder anymore. It says it is not connected. I have tried everything, even buying a new firewire but nothing has worked. Do I need to reset something? Somebody PLEASE HELP ME!!! I need to transfer this video fast.!