How to find pool tags that are used by third-party drivers
- Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
- In the Search for files or folders named box, type *.sys.
- In the Containing text box, type the pool tag you want to search for.
- In the Look in box, type the path to the system root drivers, for example, C:\WINNT\system32\drivers, and then click Search Now.
You can use the findstr command (in all versions of Windows) instead of Windows Explorer. To minimize the occurrence of false hits, change to the system root\drivers folder at a command prompt. If needed, use Windows Explorer to find this folder. Run the findstr /m /l tag *.sys command, where the /m switch is used to list only the file name. If you receive multiple files, try to reduce the amount of files returns by adding the letter "h" to the tag before you run the search. This is mainly useful when the tag is comprised of three letters.
Note You may find that this query may not find the appropriate driver because the driver is not loaded from %SYSTEMROOT%\drivers. In this case, run more global searches such as findstr /m /l tag *.sys that start from %SystemRoot%, %ProgramFiles%, %SystemDrive%, %ProgramData%. For examples, use the findstr /m /l hTCPt *.sys command to return Tcpip.sys and findstr /m /l hCPnp *.sys to return Classpnp.sys or Acpiec.sys depending on which operating system you are running.
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Article ID: 298102 - Last Review: 03/01/2007 21:13:03 - Revision: 5.2
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