I paid extra to have a 1394 firewire port installed.
I have a new computer running Windows 7. It is functioning well, apart from the firewire card not being recognized. Pages on the web offering advice on this kind of problems start their solutions with going to the device manager and expanding the "IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers" node in the device tree. Only I don't have such a node. How can I get the "IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers" node to appear in the device manager?
Windows update reports that Windows is up to date.
I am using a mixing board that i've had plugged into other computers..
the firewire port in my new computer doesn't recognize anything being plugged in.
but the device manager doesn't even show that there's any 1394 firewire anywhere in the computer?
NUTSHELL: Firewire port doesn't recognize any input and, although there is a firewire port on my computer, there's nothing in the device manager that lists firewire.
Did you install the drivers that came with the Firewire card? Since this isnt a built in motherboard firewire port it will need different drivers. It also could be a really old card that windows 7 doesnt support which would explain why windows 7 isnt recognizing it. Go to the manufacturers website and download the latest drivers from there first.