Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:11 PM
The camera being OK is good news, and presents the possibility of a short-term workaround in knowing that a transfer can be done on another computer.
With your own system, do either of the Firewire interfaces show correctly in Device Manager? When you tried the PCI card, did you turn the on-board Firewire port off in the BIOS? If not, a clash could prevent the card from working properly.
Another thing to try is go to Safe Mode, remove any IEEE 1394 devices and the 1394 Network adapter device(s), re-start and allow the drivers to be re-installed. If you want to try this with the PCI card fitted, disable the on-board in the BIOS first.
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