Description of the Microsoft Hardware Diagnostic Tool
This article describes the Microsoft Hardware Diagnostic tool (Hwinfo.exe).
NOTE: This article discusses an unsupported tool (Hwinfo.exe). MicrosoftTechnical Support does not support this tool and provides this articlefor informational purposes only. Use this tool at your own risk.
Hardware Diagnostic provides a different view of the same information theMicrosoft System Information tool reports.
For information about how to use the Microsoft System Information tool inWindows 98, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID : 184075
TITLE : Description of Microsoft System Information (Msinfo32.exe) Tool
Hardware Diagnostic provides color-coded information to identify values orissues with hardware devices or software. The following color key is usedin Hardware Diagnostic:
Green - All keys from the registry Pink - File attributes information Dark Red - Configuration Manager information Bold Red - Error information Bold Blue - Warning information
You may want to use the View menu to change how Hardware Diagnosticreports its information. You can choose from the following view options:
- All devices (default)
- Current devices
- Devices with problems
- File verify
- Resource summary
You can also use the Filter menu to filter out different device classinformation.
To start Hardware Diagnostic, click Start, click Run, type hwinfo /ui
in the Open box, and then click OK.
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Article ID: 185956 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 18:56:00 - Revision: 2.0