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How can I read the Hard Drive Serial number, or motherboard serial number into a delphi project?
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Question by:Al_Shepstone
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by:Tomas Helgi Johannsson
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Check out this component : MiTeC System Information Component v.8.6.2 at Torry : http://www.torry.net/news.php?id=26&w=2

Regards,
   Tomas Helgi
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by:esoftbg
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Extracting the real physical serial number of hard drives, but only works under Windows XP/2000
Take a look at my code:
http://experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20950704.html
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by:Amir Azhdari
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by:Al_Shepstone
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I was looking for code that would work with Delphi6 using a Windows 98SE platform.
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by:Tomas Helgi Johannsson
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Well the component I mentioned works with D5,D6 and D7.
Here is the list of what computerinfo you get.

Registered organization, owner
Time Zone info
Machine name, IP address, MAC Address
SMBIOS/DMI enumeration
Last boot date and time, Boot time
CPU architecture, type, active mask, count, level, revision, vendor, id, speed,
OS version, build number, platform, CSD version, version name, user name, serial number
Locale Information
DVD Region, folders
Graphic adapter chip name, dac, memory, screen width and height, color depth, modes
Sound card name, WaveIn, WaveOut, MIDIIn, MIDIOut, AUX, Mixer device name
Printers
Memory info, allocation granularity, min.and max.application address
Disk info, file system, controllers
BIOS name, copyright, extended info, date
Video BIOS version and date
Network adapter, protocols, sevices, clients
Winsock info
BDE, ODBC, DAO, ADO, ASPI, DirectX, .NET, OpenGL, MSIE information
Device overview (like Device Manager)
Win9x resources
Running process enumeration
Installed software enumeration
Startup runs enumeration
Internet settings
Monitor detection.
USB devices enumeration
Component showing CPU usage.
XML reports and Report Viewer.

Regards,
   Tomas Helgi
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by:Amir Azhdari
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>I was looking for code that would work with Delphi6 using a Windows 98SE platform.

try this function , it'll work in win98SE


function GetBiosInfoAsText: string;
var
 p, q: pchar;
begin
 q := nil;
 p := PChar(Ptr($FE000));
 repeat
   if q <> nil then begin
     if not (p^ in [#10, #13, #32..#126, #169, #184]) then begin
       if (p^ = #0) and (p - q >= 8) then begin
         Result := Result + TrimRight(String(q)) + #13#10;
       end;
       q := nil;
     end;
   end else
     if p^ in [#33..#126, #169, #184] then
       q := p;
   inc(p);
 until p > PChar(Ptr($FFFFF));
 Result := TrimRight(Result);
end;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
 Memo1.Lines.Text := GetBiosInfoAsText;
end;


Regards
Azhdari
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Ivanov_G earned 80 total points
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// this code reffer to Volume serial number - the logical partition
var
  VolumeSerialNumber: DWORD;
  MaximumComponentLength: DWORD;
  FileSystemFlags: DWORD;
  SerialNumber: string;
begin
  GetVolumeInformation('C:\',
                       nil,
                       0,
                       @VolumeSerialNumber,
                       MaximumComponentLength,
                       FileSystemFlags,
                       nil,
                       0);
  SerialNumber := IntToHex(HiWord(VolumeSerialNumber), 4) +
                  '-' +
                  IntToHex(LoWord(VolumeSerialNumber), 4);
end;


   If you want to get the physical HDD serial by manifacturer look here :
   http://www.delphipages.com/threads/thread.cfm?ID=78593&G=78520
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by:Al_Shepstone
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Thanks Ivanov G the link you posted answerd my question.
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by:smhp
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leave your e-mail address here. I have work it out. If you want, I will post you the code.
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