Missing 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Because of a FireWire issue, after researching the web, most solutions point to installing the "Legacy" 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller.

    But as per the instructions I have seen...

    1. Right-click on IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controller.
    2. Select Update Driver....
    3. Select Browse my computer for Driver Software
    4. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer

    In the list there is supposed to be an option for 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy)

    But for some reason on my computer & another 1 I tried that option is not there.  How can I get that option to appear ?  I must choose that Legacy one !

    Mine & the other machine I tested both have Vista Ultimate 64bit...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated !

    Thank you

    Monday, February 1, 2010 8:18 PM

All replies

  • I am still looking. I have the same issue.
    Tuesday, February 9, 2010 2:54 AM
  • I also have this issue (almost a year later). Is the legacy driver only available on Windows 7? I get a code 10 issue with a startech (via chipset) ieee1394 card, with all drivers provided (2 via, 1 generic). The startech guys recommended installing a legacy driver but none is found. They are now recommending I contact Microsoft about why no legacy driver is present.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 10:00 PM
  • legacy drivers are inbuilt in the OS. just remove the firewire card bootup the system without the firewire card.then shutdown,insert the firewire card, then windows should detect it and allow windows install automatically.

    if the above doesn't work,go through add hardware wizard(start>control panel>add hardware)

    Tunde Abagun MCP,MCSA,MCTS,MCITP en p "for the love of Computers"
    Sunday, January 16, 2011 8:05 PM
  • Nope.  Didn't work.  I decided to reinstall the whole !*@#&$! operating system (Win7 Home Premium64) and then, restart without the 1394 card, and then restart again WITH the 1394 card.  No good.  Anyone else have an idea?  HEY, how about a MICROSOFT EMPLOYEE!?!?!  Hello Microsoft???
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:00 PM
  • Did you ever get a resolution? I bought the same card and have the same issue...
    Saturday, August 24, 2013 9:53 PM
  • I know this is very old question but anyway if somebody will get here.. I found these links where I found the (legacy)  driver.

    and (here I downloaded it from)



    • Edited by ZeeCZE Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:33 PM
    Saturday, September 3, 2016 1:32 PM
  • Thank you, fixed my problem. 
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:42 PM