You checked the port and what?
It worked with something else?
It didn't work with something else?
What was the something else? As another cam isn't a good test.
The port works fine if you roll back to XP?
200 sounds a lot, and I'm in no way defending MS, but they've no doubt sold
millions of copies of vista so as a percentage it is very very few people.
If Vista is the problem, what is the problem?
I've beta tested vista for some time before it was released and in no
version have I had any problem with my firewire connection, I have two pcs a
laptop and 5 different firewire connected peripherals.
You may notice that Sony call the "firewire" port I-link. This is because
they use protocols which differ from the firewire standard, maybe it is
Sony's fault, as it was when MS upgraded their confirmation with the
IEEE1394 standards when SP2 was released. This of course caused many cams to
stop working, Canon suffering most, but of course it was MS's fault......
not Canon's for not following the standard carefully enough when installing
the firmware in the cam
Not trying to throw blame, just giving you info that may be of use in
MVP Digital Media
"CCT" <CCT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have checked the port. This seems to be a common problem with Vista. I
> just decide to go back to XP. Or I may just go with Apple. Microsoft seems
> be completely arrogant in regards to common user problems. There is
> in the knowledge base about this and yet I have found over 200 others with
> the same issue. Vista is the problem!
> "Graham Hughes" wrote:
>> check with another piece of firewire connected equipment such as an
>> drive etc to see if the port on the laptop is actually working.
>> Graham Hughes
>> MVP Digital Media
>> "CCT" <CCT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I am trying to download video from my Sony TRV-310 handicam using
>> > my new Vista laptop. Vista does not see my camera. However when I plug
>> > the
>> > same camera and firewire cable into an older computer with XP sp2, it
>> > works
>> > fine. This is very perplexing. I've seen others with the same problem
>> > though
>> > with different camcorders and no one seems to have an answer. Is there
>> > anyway
>> > to convince vista that my vid cam is out there? I have looked at the
>> > Sony
>> > site and they indicate that it will work without any additional
>> > drivers.
>> > This
>> > doesn't bode well for Vista if it can't make a simple firewire
>> > connection.
>> > Any advice is greatly welcomed.