How can I load Firewire driver in Safe Mode?

By chess999
Aug 6, 2009
  1. hello everyone,
    I have windows XP Home edition. I need to know how to load my firewire driver in safe mode for a special installation so the computer will see my firewire port and read the hardware i'm attaching to it. I know safe mode is a limited driver mode but I need to find a way to do this. There is no other way.

    thanks for any help...
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    what are you trying to achieve ?
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    The basics would be to download the driver and save it to your desktop.

    Then Boot into Safe Mode

    Start> Run> type in eventvwr

    Do this on each the System and the Applications logs:

    • [1]. Click to open the log>
      [2]. Look for the Error>
      [3] .Right click on the Error> Properties>
      [4]. Click on Copy button, top right, below the down arrow >
      [5]. Paste here (Ctrl V)
      • You can ignore Warnings and Information Events.
      • If you have a recurring Error with same ID#, same Source and same Description, only one copy is needed.
      • You don't need to include the lines of code in the box below the Description, if any.
      • Please do not copy the entire Event log.

      Errors are time coded. Check the computer clock on freeze.

      Copy the Error here.
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