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Our company has had the asset number for each computer written into the BIOS.  I'm looking for a way to access this information.  I don't need to update it, just read it to assist us in asset tracking within my area.  Any help would be appreciated.
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by:andysalih
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try these

Read memory where the bios information is. Functions used do not work on windows2000/NT5
http://www.planetsourcecode.com/xq/ASP/txtCodeId.10657/lngWId.1/qx/vb/scripts/ShowCode.htm



Read and Write in BIOS memory using Inp and Out (Inp and Out are from Inpoutbios32.dll)
http://www.planetsourcecode.com/xq/ASP/txtCodeId.21092/lngWId.1/qx/vb/scripts/ShowCode.htm

hope these help

andy
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I should have mentioned we're running Windows 2000
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