Vista and FireWire Issues
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If you are running Microsoft Windows Vista and you went to your computer and you got the dreaded blue screen error with the message of Driver_Power_State_Failure, you should probably take a deep breath first. The second thing to do is to read on and learn about how to solve this Vista issue.

Vista has a known issue with components such as digital video cameras that plug into your computer using a FireWire connector cable. These cables plug into the IEEE 1394 interface (as opposed to a USB Port) located on the front or back of your CPU. FireWire is the Apple branded name for this connection. They are also known as i.LINK, which is branded by Sony and Lynx, which is owned by Texas Instruments. They are used for devices that need high speed data transfer in real time.

These cables plug into the IEEE 1394 interface (as opposed to a USB Port) located on the front or back of your CPU. FireWire is the Apple branded name for this connection. They are also known as i.LINK, which is branded by Sony and Lynx, which is owned by Texas Instruments. They are used for devices that need high speed data transfer in real time.

If you connect your device to your computer using this type of cable and allow your computer to go into standby mode, you may encounter the ugly error message mentioned above when you “revive” your system. To remedy this situation, you need to shut down your computer by powering off and unplug your device.

There is a download from Microsoft that can fix this problem. Information about the update is located on their support site. Download the update and run it on your computer. The issue lies in your computer’s Sbp2Port.sys driver. It doesn’t really like sleeping computers unless it gets updated. Once you install the update, this Vista issue will be solved and you shouldn’t see this error again.




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