Firewire not recognised

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Cuillin

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I've just bought a 3.5" Firewire/USB Combo enclosure which connects up by USB fine but when I try to use the Firewire connection it doesn't appear to register. When I connect the Firewire cable I hear an audible notification that this has happened but nothing else. The drive does not show up in either My Computer or Windows Explorer.

If I look in "System>Hardware>device Manager" I see the Following:
Under "Disk Drives" Prolific PL3507 Combo Device (1394-ATAPI rev 1.10) IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device. This has an exclamation mark in a yellow circle.

Further down I see:
IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers
Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
and Below this under Network Adapters:
IEEE 1394 Net Adapter.
Both of which are reported as working.

I have tried uninstalling all of these and then reinstalling but with no effect.

Any ideas anybody?
 
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I would disable the net adapter part, who uses firewire as an internet connection?
 

Cuillin

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I've disabled the Net Adapter but the Firewire Enclosure is still not recognised despite still getting the audible notification that something has been connected.
 
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Is this onboard firewire, if so what's the make and model of the computer?

Or is it a pci card or even an adapter(pcmia) for a laptop?

What's the OS and service pack?
 

crjdriver

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Post a link to this part. I would think you need to connect the firewire part of the device to an onboard FW port not a usb. The usb part gets connected to an onboard usb port.
 
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By chance are you trying to connect firewire while usb is connected?
 

Cuillin

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The Computer I am using is an Advent 7006, 1.8 MHz running Windows XP Home with up-to-date service packs. The Firewire is onboard. The Firewire is not connected to a USB port (I understand this is not possible) and the Firewire is not connected at the same time as the USB cable.
 

Cuillin

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The computer is an Advent 7006 Laptop with a 1.8 MHz Processor, running Windows XP Home with the most up-to-date Service Pack and the Firewire is on-board. The Firewire is not connected to a USB Port - this is not possibleI am told! Also I am not connecting the Firewire while the USB is connected.
 
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about the only thing left would be to check with another cable and/or another devise

or check the cable and drive on another computer
 
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