Win 98 won't boot when DV Camcorder is connected to IEEE card
Posted on 2003-03-26
Hi! I'm having a problem with my digital camcorder. I have a FireWire card installed and working fine (as far as I can tell). When I boot up Windows first and then attach the camera and turn it on, Windows doesn't detect it as an 'Imaging Device' in Device Manager, even if I try 'Add New Hardware.' If I turn on the camera and attach it, and then reboot Windows (so it's connected during the boot process), Windows doesn't boot--it just hangs on the splash screen.
Windows will boot in safe mode with the camera on, but that's no help, as I can't capture video in safe mode. I've tried using 'step-by-step confirmation' mode when booting: it goes fine until I confirm loading 'msmouse', and then it hangs after that. I've tried updating the drivers for the card, but to no avail.
Also, it may be irrelevant, but Device Manager lists my 'PCI Universal Serial Bus' under 'Other Devices' with an exclaimation point, and can't locate drivers for it, wherever I look.
So basically I need a way to get Windows to detect the camera attached to the FireWire card as an Imaging Device. Here are the specs:
Camcorder: Sony VX1000
IEEE 1394 card: D-Link DFW-500 (PCI)
OS: MS Windows 98 SE, with all the service packs and DirectX 9.
Dell Dimension 4400
640 megs RAM
'GenuineIntel x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 2'
ATI TV Wonder PCI card
Creative SB Live! Value
NVidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400
I think that's everything. Here's a copy of my SYSTEM.INI file, just in case that'll be of any help:
keyboard.typ=Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
display.drv=Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
TTInitialSizes=4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 22
Sorry for such a long question! Just didn't want to leave out anything important--let me know if you need anything more. I'd greatly appreciate any help. Thank you!