When I connect a device to the laptop XP prompts a box for the device. I connected my JVC GR-D244U mini DV recorder to the pc via firewire and nothing! Turn the camera to play and opened the Windows Movie Maker software and not detecting any device.
I even borrowed a buddies newer JVC mini DV camera and nothing!! Even tried using the supplied USB cable for the JVC and still not recognizing the camera. But, I plug in my external hard drive through USB and it recognizes it. WTF!!!!
PC: XP Home Gateway laptop.
Using a 4 pin to 4 pin ebay firewire cable
and the supplied JVC USB cable
Thanks for any help!!