Get the BIOS Date Via Direct Memory Access (Win 95/98)

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

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 5

More information:
VB runtime libraries (msvbvm50(60).dll) allow direct access to a memory address. Using them, you can read data directly from memory. Unfortunately, you can not access some memory addresses (BIOS addresses for example) under NT/2000.

As noted above, this code is for Windows 95/98 only. Using this example on NT/2000 will cause your application to crash.

Instructions: Copy the declarations and code below and paste directly into your VB project.

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