Hi all. My first post. I've been searching and scouring for about 2 hours with no help. I'm getting desperate, so I guess I'll make a post. I have a Sony HandyCam DCR-HC38. It's a bit old but it's been a fine camera for us. Lately, though, I cannot connect the camera to the PC via FireWire without BSOD: 0X0000008E. I tried completely deleting/updating FireWire drivers, but that didn't help. I found via Google that problems like this might be related to IE8, so I reverted back to IE6, but that didn't help. I've downloaded the BIOS file from Dell (the brand of our PC), but haven't yet installed it. (I've had friends who've done some very bad things to their PCs with BIOS updates and I'm kinda scared to -- unless I absolutely need to) My virus program shows I'm clean. I'll run malware later tonight but I ran this a couple of days ago and I was ok. Any help or guidance would be very much appreciated. I'd really like to get family movies moved to PC so I can record some new ones! Thanks.