Problem

If you are receiving random BSOD or other FireWire issues, try loading the Windows 7 Legacy Driver. This legacy driver is a system driver that is included with Windows, and is not available for download separately. The legacy driver can be installed by following the steps below.


Solution

  1. Open Device Manager (Click the Start Button, type devmgmt.msc in the “Start Search” box and press Enter).

  2. Expand the "IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers" node in the device tree on the right hand pane

  3. Right click the host controller node, and select "Update driver software ..."

  4. Select "Browse my computer for driver software"

  5. Select "let me pick from a list of device driver on my computer ..." and check the “Show compatible hardware” check box.

  6. Choose the second option---1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy), and click next to update the driver.


If you are still experiencing issues after loading the Legacy Driver, please contact Pixelink support