I just upgraded to Windows 7 and my firewire camcorder is not detected anymore by Windows. It does detect the 1394 card but it just doesn't see the camera regardless of having the camera turned on and playing a tape.
I've seen a several posts indicating people solving the issue by reverting to the legacy 1394 driver so I decided to give it a try. However, every time I try to change the driver I get an error message.
This is what I do:
Right click on Computer and click Properties, then Device Manager
Double click IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers
Right click on the device listed under this heading, click Update Driver
Click 'Browse my computer for driver software'
Click 'Let me pick from a list'
Select '1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy)'
Up to this point everything is fine. Then when it is actually trying to install the driver the "Installing driver software..." window just keeps going on and on...After about 4-5 minutes then it returns an error message indicating the process timed out.
Thanks a lot in advance.
I would like to confirm if there is any device driver update from the camcorder's manufacturer. What's the brand and model of this camcorder?
You can also try uninstalling the IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers and then restart the computer to reinstall this driver.
Vivian Xing - MSFT
Thank you very much for replying to this message. My camera is JVC and I don't remember the exact model at this moment (I can follow up on this one at a later time)...however, the only driver that came with it was a USB driver to access still pictures stored in an SD card. No IEEE 1394 driver was ever supplied with it. The first time I hooked it to the firewire port under XP it was detected automatically by the OS.
I understand the legacy driver comes bundled in Windows 7. Any idea why the installation of this driver times out?
I'll try what you recommend about uninstalling the driver and restarting the computer.