FireWire Problems

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by moooo, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. moooo

    moooo Guest

    I got another firewire card last night, and install this morning. When boot up i get an msg that is something like "2 pci slots are on same irq, press f1 to continue" so i press f1, and i try to install but its no working with plug and play. anyone know of a generic driver out there for firewire cards (its a 4pin card).


    -Moooo-
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    you need to change location of the card to overcome the irq conflict.
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    That's odd. Two slots on the same IRQ shouldn't be a problem... But since it complains...

    What hardware are you running?
     
  4. moooo

    moooo Guest

    crappy box :)

    origional 1.1athlon with 512 ram, windows xp
    well now it works i think , just no driver so i went and got a 6-4pin wire and hooked it up to other firewire card and it works fine :p just $35more than i wanted to pay
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    You said "I got another" did you delete the first firewire card before installing the new one or are you trying to run 2 firewire cards. A yes to either question could cause a problem with interryupt conflicts.
     
  6. moooo

    moooo Guest

    i deleted the other one and installed different one, the other was only a 4pin, the new one is 6pins so its a little better (can hook up ipod to it, not just camcords)
     
  7. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    should be able to hook up an ipod up to the 4-pin port. the extra two pins are only for power for devices that use the firewire port to power them and not an external plug or batteries.