Posted 11 January 2009 - 05:16 PM
OK...to connect a firewire device, you need a firewire port on your system. This is where the firewire device would connect.
If you have a firewire port, then you need a firewire system driver for that port in order for it to work. Same as the video, the sound, the NIC, the USB...all these functions require driver installation.
The drivers for that firewire port should be on the drivers CD which came with the laptop.
What is laptop manufacturer and model data, please?
Sometimes drivers get damaged/corrupted and need to be replaced.
That's what I suggest...remove the old firewire drivers via Device Manager, install drivers anew from the CD for the firewire port.