My Dell M1710XPS has suddenly developed a weird problem. I think it happened after an automatic windows update but I used system restore to go back a week and it did not fix anything. Here is what i'm experiencing.
When I start windows, I get repeated "windows has found new hardware" messages and then a prompt to install a driver for IEEE 1394 host controller. Windows connects to the internet but is unable to install a driver for this. After approximately a dozen repeats of this I get a message that my new hardwear is installed and windows wants to restart. If I restart it just goes thru the same process again.
When I go to device manager there are about fifteen IEEE 1394 host controller's with yellow exclamation points. I tried to uninstall the driver and update driver but it won't work. What is causing this mess and how can I resolve it? Thanks for any help.