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I have a IEEE 1394 card that I have placed in one of the PCI slots of my Windows 7 PC. I have moved to Windows just last week and Windows is not detecting this card. It is not listed in the Device Manager. Earlier when I used Fedora 12, I was able to use this interface for capturing videos from my DV Camera. The manufacturer is Tech-Com, which has not provided a driver CD for this. What can I possibly try?

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From the thread Windows 7 and Firewire problem

Try changing your firewire driver. There are 3 drivers bundled in windows 7.

You can try the following steps to fix our issue, This solved my initial problems with a Maxtor III OneTouch drive.

  1. Click the Start Button, type devmgmt.msc in the “Start Search” box and press Enter.
  2. Expand the "IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers" node in the device tree on the right hand pane
  3. Right click the host controller node select "Update driver software ..."
  4. Select "Browse my computer for driver software"
  5. Select "let me pick from a list of device driver on my computer ..." and Check the box before “Show compatible hardware”.
  6. Choose the second option---1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy), and click next to update the driver.
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