Does a Firewire card need a driver

  pj123 17:16 03 Oct 2004

A friend wants to connect his digital camcorder to the PC to upload from the camera to hard disk and eventually to DVD. Maplins told him what he needed and he bought the kit (a PCI to Firewire card and cable). When he connects his digicam though, nothing happens. I told him I think he should have an install CD for the card, but he says he never got one. He is running Win98SE on a Duron 1200 processor and PC Chips LMR810 motherboard.

  Valvegrid 17:22 03 Oct 2004

Yes, he probably will for 98SE, but probably not for XP. Have you had a look at the makers site, they may have the driver there.

  Valvegrid 17:24 03 Oct 2004

By the way, I don't want to pour cold water on it, but I could never get my Firewire working in 98SE, but my Linux picked it up :-(

  pj123 17:37 03 Oct 2004

Thanks for your response Valvegrid, but I am not at his house anymore so don't know who the maker is but will pass the info on to him.

  pj123 15:04 30 Oct 2004

Not getting anywhere with this as my "friend" has not been in touch with me since this posting.

I will tick this thread as resolved until I get/or not get more info.

Thanks so far.

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