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Problems With New Firewire Crad?

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  1. Josie112

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    Having followed some very helpful advice in a previous thread I have purchased and installed the following firewire card 'PCI Firewire 1394A Card with 3 External and 1 Internal Port - OEM' from Ebuyer.com. into my Dell Dimension 8400 (Windows XP). The installation was straightforward, and the card slotted straight in with a satisfying click.

    My problem is this. My PC recognises the new hardware and the hardware wizard appears with a message box which reads:

    The file 'enum 1394.sys' on Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM is needed.
    Type the path where the file is located and then click OK

    In response to this I have used my XP re-installation CD on the assumption that the hardware wizard would then 'take over' and do the rest. This hasn't happened. Instead I have been given various options from the CD that don't progress the hardware wizard process. I have also tried browsing for C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers but, again, the hardware wizard doesn't 'take over'

    I'm stuck - what else can I try?
     
  2. vonhosen

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    Have you tried going into device manager , find your firewire card , select to get new drivers & point it to the XP CD-ROM in your drive ?
     
  3. Josie112

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    Thanks vonhosen,

    When I try to do what you suggest the Hardware Wizard gives the following message:

    The file 'enum 1394.sys' on Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM is needed.
    Type the path where the file is located and then click OK

    I have used my my XP re-installation CD at this point but it doesn't 'take over' and install the card. I have also tried the browse option and navigated to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers but, again the installation does not begin? (There is no file called 'enum 1394.sys' in the drivers folder).

    Any further suggestions are most definitely welcome.
     
  4. morden8uk

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    Sorry to hear of your trouble there.... its not unusual with a prebuild PC and a system recovery CD.. is there anyone who could pop round with a full retail version to assist?.

    Is that .sys file available over the net?.

    Sorry not much of an answer I know!! :rolleyes: I have rebuilt (software wise) some many peoples PC's like these.

    All the best

    Rob
     
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