i installed windows 7 and immediately had problems. after spending literally days worth of time on the phone to Microsoft support my original problem remains,they can't fix it. but my latest problem,which they can't fix either is my computer no longer recognizes my external hard drive through the firewire works fine thruogh the usb port. the device manager says the fire wire port is working properly and ive updated drivers and then gone back to legacy drivers per hp support.nothing works.2hrs on the phone to windows 7 support was just a waist of time. i have a hp pavillion desk top 1 yr old and a western digital ext hard drive


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You say you have updated all drivers including th motherboard chipset drivers..

You do not have an add-in IEEE 1394 controller ...

You have not changed any connections since the port worked before...

What brand of firewire controller does Device Manager show it is?

thanks for your post, mydevice manger shows 1394 OHCI compliant host controller Lagasy the driver version is microsoft 6.1.7600.16385

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