Some days ago i installed a no name firewire card but WinXP does not recognize it at all. Even a manual driver installation does not work.
I exchanged the card with an equal model but the result keeps the same.
Has anyone an idea how i could install the card?
It may be an IRQ sharing problem, or the fact that it doesn't like to share IRQ's. At work, we install 8-port PCI serial cards into mostly Compaq PC's, and even though PCI interrupt sharing is generally okay with most cards, some just do not like it. Go into your bios and try to give it an IRQ all it's own and see what happens. Hope I helped.
Is there anything in the bios that indicates the card is being recognized there? If the bios isn't picking it up, Windows generally won't see it either. Do you have more than one PCI slot open? If so, try moving the card to a different slot. If in fact it is shown in the bios, you can try to contact the manufacturer. Maybe there is an updated driver avaialble.