Hardware Config

Is there a utility that will give you the specs of a system (i.e. what type of sound card, motherboard)?

If so, where can I find it? If not, someone needs to create it.
Tks in advance.
vworthyAsked:
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slink9Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Try this for Troubleshooter - http://www.mitre.org/research/y2k/vendors/ForeFront.html.  It has a product review along with the number for them.
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LuapCommented:
What operating system(s)?
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vworthyAuthor Commented:
NT for this system..but actually for any of the OSs
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slink9Commented:
You will need a program with its own boot disk (this way it works with any OS).  I have used a program called Troubleshooter but have had trouble finding it for others.  It is by Forefront in Clearwater, FL.  The internet address is supposed to be www.ffg.com.  Give it a shot.
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magarityCommented:
start>programs>accessories>system tools>system information

Commercial options include 'Sandra' by SiSoft, which includes benchmarkers for guaging performance as well as giving system information.
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vworthyAuthor Commented:
Maybe I need to go into some explaination. I am working on a system after someone else, the drivers that was installed for the sound card is not working, I have pulled the card, but the card is not labeled in a way of being identifiable. The company in which I work will not purchase another sound card for this system, so I am stuck.

I tried the website that you gave, and the site was for training. I also understand what should be listed under system tools, however, this isn't the case.

Thank you both, but there has to be a means of identifing what hardware is in this system. Right?
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slink9Commented:
Does it have an FCC ID?  Try www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid.
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slink9Commented:
They are now called SmartCertify but they still sell TroubleShooter.  Give them a call but have big bucks in hand.  I believe it was around $350.
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LuapCommented:
Won't buy a $10 soundcard?  Buy it yourself and save the aggro :)
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rayt333Commented:
Alot of the older hardware was this way, the problem was if you didn't know (or couldn't ID it) what the device was (make and model) then almost impossible to get it working correctly. No program would ID the hardware because if the driver was missing then "it" didn't know what it was. I have installed drivers from different manufactuers for some devices (soundcards, modems, video cards) to get them working and they would then ID themselves as that manufactuers product. Some devices would work, some would not, mostly trial and error.

If you can phyically remove the device then 99% of the time it can be ID'ed from the FCC number, (slink9 suggested this already) at least narrow it down to a certain manufactuer.

The newer hardware is more PNP and will more readily ID themselves.
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vworthyAuthor Commented:
would you believe after I went through all of this, the company has informed me that new systems are on the way..
tks
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