Solved

finding Harddisk's serial number

Posted on 2000-03-06
6
291 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05

How to find the Harddisk's serial number through my program in VB.
0
Comment
Question by:SRIVB
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
6 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Ruchi earned 20 total points
ID: 2588117
Private Declare Function GetVolumeInformation Lib _
"kernel32.dll" Alias "GetVolumeInformationA" (ByVal _
lpRootPathName As String, ByVal lpVolumeNameBuffer As _
String, ByVal nVolumeNameSize As Integer, _
lpVolumeSerialNumber As Long, lpMaximumComponentLength _
As Long, lpFileSystemFlags As Long, ByVal _
lpFileSystemNameBuffer As String, ByVal _
nFileSystemNameSize As Long) As Long

Function GetSerialNumber(strDrive As String) As Long
Dim SerialNum As Long
Dim Res As Long
Dim Temp1 As String
Dim Temp2 As String
Temp1 = String$(255, Chr$(0))
Temp2 = String$(255, Chr$(0))

Res = GetVolumeInformation(strDrive, Temp1, _
Len(Temp1), SerialNum, 0, 0, Temp2, Len(Temp2))

GetSerialNumber = SerialNum

End Function

Private Sub cmdSerial_Click()
Call MsgBox(GetSerialNumber("C:\"))
End Sub
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:ggilman
ID: 2588567
Tried Ruchi's answer because I was curious too and works well. Only comment I have is that if you want to compare it to what you get at the command prompt by typing "dir", use the hex function:

Call MsgBox(Hex(GetSerialNumber("C:\")))
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Ruchi
ID: 2630764
Hello where are you, SRIVB?
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Ruchi
ID: 2662950
SRIVB, where are you?
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Ruchi
ID: 2668291
srivb, any news here?
0
 

Author Comment

by:SRIVB
ID: 2673050
Sorry for the delay..

I worked out your answer, but it only gives the volume serial number.  But I want to find the physical id of the hard disk which was created by the manufacturer of the disk.
0

Featured Post

Revamp Your Training Process

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction While answering a recent question (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_27402310.html) in the VB classic zone, I wrote some VB code in the (Office) VBA environment, rather than fire up my older PC.  I didn't post completely correct code o…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month6 days, 17 hours left to enroll

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question