I am using windows xp pro.
I have 2 firewire drives and a minidv video camera connected via firewire - all have been working correctly for over 3 years with minimal problems - occasionally when the drives or camera were not detected a power on/off cycle and/or computer reset fixed the problem and all was restored and detected just fine.
I was capturing video - after completing a tape i was changing the tape and accidently unplugged the firewire cable to the camera - which immediately diconnected the camera, then the drives. Have done this before - did the usual power down / reset / power up.
The firewire drives are detected and work but for the life of my i cannot get the camera to be detected anymore.
When i turn on my camera - it makes the drives disconnect - exactly as described here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894956/en-us
ie turning on my camera connected to 1394 causes the drives to stop working, and my camera is not detected.
Doing the workaround - disabling then enabling the 1394 controllers to force renumeration does not work. The drives remain undetected as does the camera. As soon as i turn off or diconnected the camera - the drives return!
I should update to sp3 - which i did - no change.
So to sumarrize:
When camera is turned on - it disconnects my firewire drives.
When camera is turned off - the drives reconnect and work
If I power up with the drives diconnected and only the camera connected - the camera is not detected.
Yes the cable is good to the camera - the camera displays "dv in" when connected and disappears when diconnected. I do have another cable I tried and same results, camera will not detect.
Any ideas why everything would work for over 3 years then go into this seemingly stuck loop??????