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Consider the following scenario:
You have a Windows Vista-based computer that uses an Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) host controller. This OHCI host controller is Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1394-compliant.
You have two IEEE 1394-compliant storage devices.
In this scenario, you may experience one of the following issues:
When you start the computer and connect the first IEEE 1394-compliant storage device to the OHCI host controller, the device is loaded correctly. However, when you connect the second storage device, this device never appears in Device Manager. Additionally, the first device disappears from Device Manager.
When you connect the two IEEE 1394-compliant storage devices before the computer is started, neither device appears in Device Manager after you start the computer.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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No prerequisites are required.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
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