How to get HDD serial number

How to get HDD serial number
I want to get HDD serial number (S/N). Questions like this were asked several times at Experts-Ecxhange. I've read answers (but I haven't found how to get what I want). I don't want to get number which "format" program give to each logical disk. I want to get S/N which manufacturer give to HDD (for example WD-WT3130423891 for WD, ER97TJB for Conner). I know how to do what I want under DOS, but can't use this knowledge under Win'95.
Can anybody help me?
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fasterCommented:
if you know how to do this in dos, there should be no problem under win95.  The only difficulty is that in dos you probably directly access some hardware port, however in normal windows application this is prohibited.  If that is your problem, you can write a vxd to take care of this part and let your win32 app to get the information from the vxd.  You will need DDK for information on writing vxd.  Win32 probably will not provide such kind API directly so this is probably your only choice.
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AVaulinAuthor Commented:
Can you give me any reference how to begin learn and use DDK? I have no experience in this field.
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fasterCommented:
First you have to get DDK from microsoft, it contains quite a lot of samples and documents (sad to say, not well documented).  But anyway it has all the things that you will need.  I guess you already know how to code it assembler, and now what you need to do is to put your stuff in a well selected sample from DDK.  You will find some sample in its "base" subdirectory, which also contains the example to communicate with win32 app. (win32 app can call DeviceIOControl() API with two structures as its parameters, one for input, one for output).

Of course, to write a vxd is not an easy job, but anyway, you only need it to perform a very limited job and only want it to talk to a specific win32 app (your program), so that will be a lot easier.

Hope this helps.

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irideousCommented:
Can you tell me how you can HDD Serial Number in DOS?
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