Firewire Connection Issues
Well, I have 2 brand new firewire pci cards, and a new audio interface. My main problem is that my computer will not recognize my interface. I put in the pci cards and installed them and their drivers and they are all working properly. i thought then that my interface was the problem, but i tested it on another computer and it detected the hardware so i was able to install it. That eliminates the interface, the firewire cord, pci cards, and my motherboard. it cannot be the hardware. normally when i plug a new device into the computer (PC), then in the bottom right hand corner a little message box shows up saying "Hey, i know you just plugged something in!" that does not happen on my computer. the interface is not showing up in my device manager and i do not know what to do. My copy of XP is completely updated and i tried a reload of windows and different pci cards. i've come to a brick wall and i need some expertise on the subject now. give me any possible thing that could be going wrong.