BIOS and System Vendors That MSD.EXE Identifies

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Summary
Microsoft Diagnostics (MSD) reports the "Computer Name" and "BIOSManufacturer" below the Computer button and in the Computer Informationsection of the printed report. The name displayed in this section isgenerated from a string found in the system's ROM BIOS memory image. MSDuses a list of known computer manufacturer and BIOS vendor names andsearches until one is found. If no known string is found, the string"Unknown" is used.
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The lists of names that MSD recognizes as vendors are shown below. Thenames must appear in the ROM BIOS memory image exactly as listed here forMSD to find them. Note that some strings include a trailing spacecharacter.

Computer Manufacturers

"AIR "            "ALR "            "AST "           "AT&T""Acer"            "Altec"           "Altos"          "Amkly""Ampro"           "Amstrad"         "Apricot"        "Aquiline""Arche"           "Austin"          "Brother"        "Bull ""CSS "            "Cardinal"        "Cheetah"        "Chicony""Club "           "Commodore"       "CompuAdd"       "Compudyne""Comtrade"        "Cumulus"         "DEC "           "DFI""DTK "            "Data General"    "Dell "          "Dolch""Dolsh"           "Elonex"          "Elonex"         "Emerson""Epson"           "Ergo"            "Everex"         "Gateway""Goldstar"        "Grid"            "Hauppauge"      "Headstart""Hewlett Packard" "Hewlett-Packard" "Hynudai"        "Koyro""Laser"           "Leading Edge"    "Matsushita"     "Micro Express""Mitac"           "Mitsuba"         "Mitsubishi"     "NCR ""NEC "            "Nokia"           "Normerel"       "Norsk""Northgate"       "Ogivar"          "Orange"         "Osicom""PC Brand"        "PC Craft"        "Packard Bell"   "Panasonic""Parallan"        "Polywell"        "Psion"          "Reply""SAI "            "SDI "            "Schmit"         "Sharp""Siemens"         "Smith Corona"    "Sperry"         "Swan""Tandem"          "Tandon"          "Tandy"          "Televideo""Telex"           "Texas Inst"      "Toshiba"        "US Micro""Unisys"          "Victor"          "Wang"           "Wyse""Xerox"           "Zenith"*         "Zeos"				
*When the string "Zenith" is found, "Zenith Data Systems" is displayed inthe MSD reports.

ROM BIOS Vendors

"American Megatrends"   "AMI "                  "Artek""Award"                 "Compaq"                "Datatech""Data Tech"             "DTK"                   "ERSO""IBM"                   "Intel"                 "Micronics""Monolithic"            "Mylex"                 "Olivetti""Phoenix"               "Seiko"                 "Ultima""Western Digital"       "Zenith"                "(C)ZDS "				
In addition to searching for the above specific strings only, MSD alsosearches in specific locations only. These locations are places eitherfound empirically in testing or supplied by ROM BIOS or system vendors.

The following offsets within segment F000h are searched-for strings fromthe Computer Manufacturer or BIOS Vendor name list. These values representthe start of the search range. The pattern match goes beyond the end ofthese ranges by ({length of pattern} - 1) bytes.
0000 - 00FF,      1000 - 10FF,      12A0 - 12BF,      6000 - 60FF,8000 - 80FF,      8D00 - 8DFF,      A140 - A14F,      A440 - A45F,AF70 - AFAF,      B3F0 - B4EF,      C000 - C0FF,      D000 - D0FF,E000 - E0FF,      E300 - E37F				
3rdparty 5.00 5.00a 6.00 6.20 6.21 6.22 hp
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