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Vista32 SP1 Extreme Firewire Reader nada

Cannot get a popup to tell me I have a new drive, no drive letter. I get a blue LED on the reader and it gets warm.

 

Mobo: Gigabyte M55SLI-S4 with onboard 1394

 

Device Manager shows IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers

-> Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1391 Host Controller

 

"Update driver software" shows that it is up to date. Disabling and enabling device and replugging cable does nothing.

 

Card in reader: Sandisk Extreme IV 4Gb which works in USB reader in dell monitor.  

 

So I'm lost. Any ideas why it just plain won't work ? 

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Re: Vista32 SP1 Extreme Firewire Reader nada

can you check disk managment to see if you are getting a drive letter conflict?
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Re: Vista32 SP1 Extreme Firewire Reader nada

Under Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management, I can see (C:smileyhappy: and (E:smileyhappy: which are my 2 NTFS disks. Also in the graphical display below is my CD-ROM 0 device.

 

Should I see any conflicts here ? Refresh and rescan don' do anything.

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Re: Vista32 SP1 Extreme Firewire Reader nada

In Device Manager under Disk Drives, do you see the SanDisk listed?  You will have to have the memory card inserted for this to show up.
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Re: Vista32 SP1 Extreme Firewire Reader nada

Sadly nothing appears there at all, even with my new Sandisk 4GB card or any of my other flash cards.

 

I made sure that the onboard IEEE 1394 is enabled in the BIOS.

 

You can see the drive setup here ; The F and G drives are there because of my iPod and a USB reader in my Dell Monitor.

 

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p164/rosaceaforum/disk-drives.png

 

 

 

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Re: Vista32 SP1 Extreme Firewire Reader nada

try going to device manager and uninstalling the reader. then in the action menu scan for hardware changes.
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Re: Vista32 SP1 Extreme Firewire Reader nada

Thanks for the suggestions. 

 

OK I disconnected the 2 USB devices. Uninstalled the IEEE 1394 device, and with it plugged in with a flash card in there did a scan for new devices. It found the device driver and intalled it again. Sadly I still can't see a drive letter or any indication that I can use it.

 

 

Here is the device after I scanned for new devices. 

 

 

 

and showing no USB or IEEE drives. 

 

Does this event mean anything ? 

 

Log Name:      System

Source:        Microsoft-Windows-User-PnP

Date:          2/12/2008 12:27:04 PM

Event ID:      20003

Task Category: None

Level:         Information

Keywords:      

User:          SYSTEM

Computer:      vista-pc

Description:

Driver Management has concluded the process to add Service ohci1394 for Device Instance ID PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8024&SUBSYS_10001458&REV_00\4&22A608F1&0&5048 with the following status: 0.

Event Xml:

<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

  <System>

    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-User-PnP" Guid="{eea178e3-e9d4-41ca-bb56-cede1a476629}" />

    <EventID>20003</EventID>

    <Version>0</Version>

    <Level>4</Level>

    <Task>0</Task>

    <Opcode>0</Opcode>

    <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>

    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-12-02T03:27:04.673Z" />

    <EventRecordID>105655</EventRecordID>

    <Correlation />

    <Execution ProcessID="5496" ThreadID="4324" />

    <Channel>System</Channel>

    <Computer>vista-pc</Computer>

    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />

  </System>

  <UserData>

    <AddServiceID xmlns:auto-ns2="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events" xmlns="http://manifests.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/windows/userpnp">

      <ServiceName>ohci1394</ServiceName>

      <DriverFileName>system32\DRIVERS\ohci1394.sys</DriverFileName>

      <DeviceInstanceID>PCI\VEN_104C&amp;DEV_8024&amp;SUBSYS_10001458&amp;REV_00\4&amp;22A608F1&amp;0&amp;5048</DeviceInstanceID>

      <PrimaryService>true</PrimaryService>

      <UpdateService>true</UpdateService>

      <AddServiceStatus>0</AddServiceStatus>

    </AddServiceID>

  </UserData>

</Event>

 

 and

 

Log Name:      System

Source:        Microsoft-Windows-User-PnP

Date:          2/12/2008 12:27:05 PM

Event ID:      20001

Task Category: None

Level:         Information

Keywords:      

User:          SYSTEM

Computer:      vista-pc

Description:

Driver Management concluded the process to install driver FileRepository\1394.inf_82b142f8\1394.inf for Device Instance ID PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8024&SUBSYS_10001458&REV_00\4&22A608F1&0&5048 with the following status: 0.

Event Xml:

<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

  <System>

    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-User-PnP" Guid="{eea178e3-e9d4-41ca-bb56-cede1a476629}" />

    <EventID>20001</EventID>

    <Version>0</Version>

    <Level>4</Level>

    <Task>0</Task>

    <Opcode>0</Opcode>

    <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>

    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-12-02T03:27:05.588Z" />

    <EventRecordID>105656</EventRecordID>

    <Correlation />

    <Execution ProcessID="5496" ThreadID="4324" />

    <Channel>System</Channel>

    <Computer>vista-pc</Computer>

    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />

  </System>

  <UserData>

    <InstallDeviceID xmlns:auto-ns2="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events" xmlns="http://manifests.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/windows/userpnp">

      <DriverName>FileRepository\1394.inf_82b142f8\1394.inf</DriverName>

      <DriverVersion>6.0.6001.18000</DriverVersion>

      <DriverProvider>Microsoft</DriverProvider>

      <DeviceInstanceID>PCI\VEN_104C&amp;DEV_8024&amp;SUBSYS_10001458&amp;REV_00\4&amp;22A608F1&amp;0&amp;5048</DeviceInstanceID>

      <SetupClass>{6BDD1FC1-810F-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F}</SetupClass>

      <RebootOption>false</RebootOption>

      <UpgradeDevice>false</UpgradeDevice>

      <IsDriverOEM>false</IsDriverOEM>

      <InstallStatus>0</InstallStatus>

      <DriverDescription>Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller</DriverDescription>

    </InstallDeviceID>

  </UserData>

</Event> 

 

Looks like vista is trying to bring it up via User-PnP. 

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Re: Vista32 SP1 Extreme Firewire Reader nada

sounds like the reader may be bad. you could test on another computer to be sure.
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Re: Vista32 SP1 Extreme Firewire Reader nada

I tried the drive with 2 different cards on a friend's 15'' macbook pro with Leopard and it produced an error failing to read the device in both instances. The blue LED lit, but it couldn't read or use the device.

 

I will try to return it to the retailer via post.

 

bummer. 

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Re: Vista32 SP1 Extreme Firewire Reader nada

Those reading this thread in the future looking for good news, don't be too hopeful.

 

The replacement reader arrived today and behaves exactly the same as the original. Gets warm, tiny LED but (my) Vista knows nothing about a drive.

 

frustrating.