Retrive Low-Level Hard Drive Information

Category:
System/API
Type:
Applications
Difficulty:
Advanced
Author:
Arkadiy Olovyannikov

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6, Visual Basic 5

More information:
Here is a code to get low level HDD info. Tested on w95(OSR2)/98/NT/2000. At least Primary master HDD info is available (including HDD serial number, physical geometry and miscelaneous HDD parameters).

Note for w95/98 users - for some reasons MS didn't include smartvsd.vxd driver in some versions. It may present, may not. Check your %windows%system\iosubsys folder for smartvsd.vxd. If this file not present in this folder, just copy it into folder (it is included in the .zip file) and reboot machine.


Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download hddserial.zip