Hardware info

Discussion in 'C++' started by morbo, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. morbo

    morbo Guest

    I'm looking for a source code of a program (in C++) that is able to
    read informations about motherboard and BIOS. It must NOT use WMI but
    it has to work under wxp, w2k and w2k

    I've already found out som tips how to do it but I wasn't succesfull
    implementing that.

    Could anybody please give some advice?
    morbo, Jul 4, 2006
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  2. morbo

    Phlip Guest

    You must use Google to find the best forum for that. This newsgroup is
    only qualified to discuss the raw C++ language itself.
    At a guess, and don't reply because this is off-topic, WinXP is based on
    WinNT, which is a fully protected-mode OS. You cannot reach out to
    hardware; you must always go through a secure driver. So if what you need
    is impossible, you might not find many tips about it!
    Phlip, Jul 4, 2006
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  3. morbo

    morbo Guest

    Sory, it was OT

    anyway - it's not as you say

    e.g. for processor you can use CPUID assembler instruction and for BIOS
    and Motherboard you can read the beginning of physical memory (and
    that's what I need to do - is there a way to read the memory in windows
    even if it's protected and you use the 4GB for a process ??)
    morbo, Jul 4, 2006
  4. morbo

    W Marsh Guest

    1) Wrong group

    2) You didn't quote any messages.

    People just aren't going to be willing to help you when you can't even
    be bothered to learn Usenet.
    W Marsh, Jul 4, 2006
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    Tustin, CA, USA
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    Robbie Hatley, Jul 5, 2006
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