I just bought a new IEEE 1394 Card Bus Adapter for my Vista laptop (Toshiba). The box says it is Vista Compatible but the instruction manual only goes up through XP. I put it in the card slot on the side of my computer (it only goes in half way...???), but the computer does not recognize it and the install wizard does not come up.
Again the product is a Dynex IEEE 1394 Card Bus Adapter (handed to me by the Best Buy salesman) with model number DX-FC202.
Greetings, Assuming you have a new laptop (based on having vista) your laptop is most likely equipped with an express card slot instead of the older standard. Here is a link to illustrate what I am talking about: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16839147002 Note that it is a different shape than the card you purchased from Best buy. Hope that helped. Take Care, -WN
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Have you checked the drivers for the usb adapter. plug it in and go to my devises and up date driver see if that fixed it. vista software may have a problem as they are not updating there software files. but win7 is fine has same filing as xp.
Yes, but make sure the model type is what is listed below although they should all be the same today as there are no standards war. For your PC you will need a video capture card unless your video card has it, chances are it doesn't. You would have an adapter already that came with your video card that has plugs coming out. There would be 5 or 6. If you don't go to tigerdirect.ca or newegg.com and do a search for "video capture card" Prices range from $50 and up. Get one with the best warranty is my advice and if you wish I will find one for you from a reputable card maker. Just ask me by commenting below. And if you have any questions about the details below just ask me by commenting back to me.
SmartDisk Real-Time Video Producer (DPS-70000)
Adapter Type Video Capture Interface with Host FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394) Video Input S-Video • Composite Video Video Output S-Video • Composite Video
Technical Features Supported Digital Video Standards AVI • MPEG-1 • DV • MPEG-2
Audio Support Included
Analog Video Format NTSC • PAL
Capture Resolution 720 x 480 • 720 x 576 System Requirements Operating System MS Windows 2000 • MS Windows XP
This seems to be a basic hardware conflict; shut down and UNPLUG the system, then MOVE the 1394 card to a different slot on the motherboard, then reattach the AC power cord, reboot the system, and see if the problem has been solved.