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    NIC1394 driver help!

    Hello all!

    Here is the scenario!
    Everytime I restart Windows, everything is perfectly fine.

    The only time it begins to screw up is when Windows is fully booted up.
    I get the Add Hardware Wizard popped up, asking me if I want to install the driver for NIC1394 everytime I start up Windows.
    I really just want to install this hardware so that it can stop popping up. I tried inserting my CD-ROM, and reinstalling my motherboard drivers, but that did not work. I tried using Windows Update to find the necessary drivers, but that didn't work either!

    Also, if you want to know, I just reinstalled Windows. It's a lite version of Windows I created using nLite.


    Does anybody know what I need to do?

    Thanks, Cod.

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    Re-install Windows without up it's driver model?

    Seriously, if you're going to mess with the driver subsystem, this is what's going to happen. Presumably this is the machine on which you're trying to improve performance; well, you might gain 3-4 seconds of boot time, but the running performance bit is a myth. And meanwhile, this is the price you pay for it.

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    nic1394 am guessing is reffering to a firewire port / device but as per above I would agree but also curious when you used nlite did you tell it to add extra drivers or what exactly did you do ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    nic1394 am guessing is reffering to a firewire port / device <...>
    It's a Firewire networking mini-port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    It's a Firewire networking mini-port.
    Is there a wikipedia article or something that will explain what that does or why its needed ?

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    No idea, but it's for networking two machines over firewire at anything up to 400Mb/s, which is a useful improvement over normal networking if you don't have gigabit ports throughout. I think you can even get hubs for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    No idea, but it's for networking two machines over firewire at anything up to 400Mb/s, which is a useful improvement over normal networking if you don't have gigabit ports throughout. I think you can even get hubs for it.
    so could you do the same as apple macs and daisy chain them and use that as a method for imaging them ?

    use the machine that is going to get imaged in firewire target disk mode and then clone an image across to it ?

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    As to that, I've no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    No idea, but it's for networking two machines over firewire at anything up to 400Mb/s, which is a useful improvement over normal networking if you don't have gigabit ports throughout. I think you can even get hubs for it.
    I think it was also used in some early SANs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    nic1394 am guessing is reffering to a firewire port / device but as per above I would agree but also curious when you used nlite did you tell it to add extra drivers or what exactly did you do ?
    I deleted all of the drivers that basically came with Windows.

    Though this sounds bad by the looks of it, I didn't think it really is that bad.
    As long as I have the necessary drivers, I'm fine.

    The only problem is this problem I'm getting.
    Even though I don't use it, it still is a little bit of a bugger as it keeps on popping up everytime I boot Windows.

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    If you can find it in device manager then you should be able to right click on it and disable it - short of that you may be able to use msconfig to see if you can find the add hardware wizard booting up at windows startup and see if you can disable that.

    Just a couple of thoughts really.



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