IF-FW/ DM Driver install on Windows 10

Discussion in 'TASCAM DM-24' started by Lynn Avants, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. Lynn Avants

    Lynn Avants New Member

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    I've been attempting to install drivers for my DM-24 on a computer running Windows 10. It fails during the file transfer with the Tascam installer package. Has anyone had any success loading drivers on Win10? TIA
  2. Lynn Avants

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    It appears that I managed to get the drivers installed finally after turning off all the driver signing restrictions and booting into Test Mode, but the two devices that are found after turning on the DM-24 (Tascam IFFWDM AV/C Audio and Subunit) are not finding compatible drivers. Same result when manually trying to load them via the Device Manager. Any suggestions as to where I am going wrong?
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    Lynn Avants New Member

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    For posterity, the latest drivers are for XP SP3 and will not work with Windows 10. Works fantastic with XP.
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    Following...I'm having the same issue.
  5. Lynn Avants

    Lynn Avants New Member

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    You will need to use XP. The drivers will NOT work on later operating systems (Win7/8/10).
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    I managed to get the 1.10 driver working on Win 10.
    Don't know how I did it exactly (tried so many things), but finally the DM-24 is connecting to the PC through firewire :)

    These are the Windows 10 info and driver panels:
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    This is the Tascam Control Panel:
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    I will post as much info of my setup as possible here:

    Mixer: Tascam DM-24
    Firmware: 3.0 (needed for the firewire card)

    Firewire card: IF-FW/DM
    Windows driver: 1.10

    PC info (self built in 2018):
    Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-A
    Proc: Intel Core i7 8700K
    Mem: 16GB
    FW PCI Express card: Texas Instrument chip xi02213bzay
    This one: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B007KLBRDG/ref=pe_3044161_185740101_TE_item

    Windows 10 Education 64 bit, version: 21H1, build: 19043.1052

    What I did (from memory):
    - Start windows with option 7 (disable driver signature verification)
    - Install the 1.10 driver, continue when it asks to skip driver verification
    - Tried many other things like: removing/installing in test mode, setting compatibility mode for the setup.exe to Windows XP, run setup as administrator, etc. Don't know if any of that helped in the end.

    Note: You need to start windows every time with option 7 if you want to load the drivers and connect the DM-24 with Firewire. It will not connect if you start Windows the normal way!

    I had it working in earlier windows 10 versions before, just when I tried it lately it didn't work anymore (probably due to a windows update). So I reinstalled to get it working again, with succes.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2021
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  7. trevor white

    trevor white New Member

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    what is option 7