Re: looking for ieee1394 adaptec aic-5800
What do you mean by "...all the .sys files are needed"? How many are missing?
I found this BETA driver .ZIP file for Win2k, reportedly released by Adaptec, which contains one .INF file, and one .SYS file, which are all you should need to make the device work under Win2k...
Direct download link:
I read the .INF file in Notepad, and it should allow you to get SOME function from the Adaptec controller, when installed along with the .SYS file...
Found this information on the web:
"Here is what I know about the device, after doing a lookup on the PCI ID and VEN numbers-
"The device is a REALLY old 1394 device. It is PRE-OHCI in architecture, which is probably why Adaptec doesnt support it on 'newer' OSes- (Newer being 2000, and XP). The device is based on the AIC-5800 ASIC, which is not supported natively by win2k. After some difficulties however, I managed to locate a "Beta" driver for Win2k, that Adaptec released some years ago. After loading it on my sister's unit, it seems to have put the device 'online', but as far as actual serviceability that you can derive from a NON-OHCI IEEE 1394, That remains to be seen..."
That information is in the LAST post on this page:
scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to see it.
Good luck with this; hope this helps you... this is just about all the information I could find about this controller, in relation to use with Win2k...