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firewire card installation problem


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peter1

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Hi,

Im trying to install a NISIS firewire card onto my computer, which runs on Windows XP, which means it should already have the driver installed for this particular card.

I originally installed the card in the second PCI slot, but when this didnt work I moved it to the first slot, as I had read another user had had this problem and solved it this way. It didnt work.

The computer recognises the new hardware and automatically starts up the hardware wizard to install it. But then a message comes up reading "an error has occurred with the installation of this device. The data is invalid".

I've tried:
- removing the card and looking in windows explorer (inc hidden files) to find and remove any traces of the previous installation so I can try again.Could not find any

- downloading service pack1 from microsoft website, which was suggested by product website.

- checking for any faults on card itself- there arent any, connectors are fine.

each attempt brings the same message. i've run out of ideas and am losing the will to live.please help!
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i've run out of ideas and am losing the will to live.

<_< That's serious!

Looks to me like you've done everything correctly. A firewire card should install without any intervention. Sound like perhaps a defective card. :D
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thanks. yeah, i think thats the only solution. going to return the card and get a new one. any suggestions on good firewire cards for XP?
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Hi
Did it gave you a install cd with the card? what make is the card?
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hi,

no, the only CD enclosed was the Ulead editing suite which has nothing to do with the card itself, which is by NISIS. <_<
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any suggestions on good firewire cards for XP?

It really shouldn't matter. Just find the best deal, software package, whatever meets you needs the best. A generic OEM bare card should perform just as well as any other. <_<
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