Windows won't recognize firewire connection

This is getting aggravating. Lately my LG GSA-5163D WILL NOT be detected by windows XP. I’ve uninstalled the firewire driver, restarted, let it load the driver, restarted again, plugged in (and turned on) the drive, and STILL NOTHING! It works perfectly through USB2, but it goes at about half the speed. WTH is wrong here?

Hi,

are you able to try the drive on another computer equipped with firewire?
Or are you able to connect another firewire device to your machine?
Also, have you verified that your firewire controller is enabled in BIOS (if your firewire controller is onboard)?

Michael