windows 7 1394 Via controller

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Joined: Aug 8 2013
I have come acroos a lot of people struggling with their firewire driver. The firewireport works fine, but when I startup my computer, it will not start fully until I mess around with the firewire cable. I have to stick it in the port, and remove it again, only then will windows 7 ( 64) start up. I have tried to remove the drivers, and have them installed again.  The automatic installation installed the VIA 1394 OHCI compiant host controller.
Some suggestions about not working drivers were to change the driver to a LEGACY driver, but Ido not have that option. I can only choose between the VIA driver and the driver "1394 OHCI compliant Host controller"
Anyone suggestions how to resolve this?
Joined: Aug 5 2013
Re: windows 7 1394 Via controller
It sounds like something other than the drivers to me but in Win 7 the legacy driver isn't always downloaded.
Under the Device Manager, look down the list for IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers and Double Click on it to display something like - 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller then double click on the 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
A window should popup saying 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller Properties. Click on the Driver Tab and click on Update Driver. Then select - Browse my computer for driver software  - Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer and it should bring up a list of drivers.
Click on 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy)  -  click Next.  If it doesn't show it probably didn't download from Windows. If it is there after download it will say Windows has successfully updated your driver software.