firewire card setup problem

  elgar 19:45 17 Jun 2004

I am running win xp pro and have just added a firewire PCI card. Add new hardware wizard fails with error message "driver not intended for this platform". All the guff on the box says its for XP - what does this mean?

Manufacturer (Belkin) does not supply a driver as its supposed to come from XP automatically.

Sitting sadly looking at my new firewire DVD writer... Help

  Totally-braindead 19:51 17 Jun 2004

Were there any instructions with the Belkin card?

  Fruit Bat 19:56 17 Jun 2004

click here=

Is your card shown here on the Belkin site then you can download the drivers.


  elgar 20:07 17 Jun 2004


They guide you through the physical installation and then say Windows will do the rest!

This was my first port of call, they only give a manual but no drivers.

  Fruit Bat 20:37 17 Jun 2004

click here try here

  Totally-braindead 20:50 17 Jun 2004

If you go to Control Panel then System and click on Hardware then Device Manager you should be able to see your firewire card listed, it'll have a yellow exclamation mark on it. Try double clicking on it and reinstalling the drivers and see what it does.

  phredd 21:21 17 Jun 2004

This may not be in any way relevant but I had difficulty when installing my Belkin networking system. It turned out that I had not realised I had to disable my firewall before the device would install correctly. Might be worth a try!!!

  elgar 23:23 31 Aug 2004

Never found a direct solution but had to reinstall windows and hey presto the Firewire card now works! Don't ask me ???????

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