real problems with 1394 on Emachine W3050
Trying to help one of my friends. He is usually on dialup and got a real bad virus, so I used the PCAngel to reissue WINXP with apps and drivers.
I plugged my Ethernet into the RJ45 (I have LAN) and still no connection.
Went looking into Device Mgr and found a yellow exclamation point on the 1394 firewire.
re the 1394:
I have 1) uninstalled it and rebooted so Windows finds it again correctly.
2) disabled it and rebooted
3) updated driver (nothing happens) and rebooted.
3a) Have even installed the driver after uninstalling above here, thru a driver install program, and rebooted, nothing changes either.
Still seems to have something to do with connection problem.
All three items show no change in system or connection.
The dialup I have "turned off" for my system, never dial a connection.
If I make a Network Conn (Control Panel), I magically have perfect connection.
Until I reboot.
ANY help is appreciated, the 1394 is driving me nuts.
Thank you thank you.
**Update: just reinstalled motherboard drivers, reboot, no connection.
Last edited by golfingforever : 06-17-2009 at 03:18 PM.