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Reply 160 of 505, by Mumak

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aha2940 wrote on 2020-04-04, 04:15:
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I just tested HWinfo on my PC, and it worked fine. All I noticed was:

- Did not detect the NIC card at all (3Com 3C509B ISA)
- Detected the soundcard as an ESS688. It is an ESS1688F.

Would that log be interesting?

Thanks, yes, a log will be interesting !
Is the "Check 3Com EtherLink III Adapter" option enabled? At which I/O port is the 3Com card configured? HWiNFO currently checks 0x110 only.

Reply 161 of 505, by aha2940

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Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 07:50:
aha2940 wrote on 2020-04-04, 04:15:
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Hi

I just tested HWinfo on my PC, and it worked fine. All I noticed was:

- Did not detect the NIC card at all (3Com 3C509B ISA)
- Detected the soundcard as an ESS688. It is an ESS1688F.

Would that log be interesting?

Thanks, yes, a log will be interesting !
Is the "Check 3Com EtherLink III Adapter" option enabled? At which I/O port is the 3Com card configured? HWiNFO currently checks 0x110 only.

Hi, I think that's the issue, the NIC is manually configured (PnP disabled) to 0x210 IIRC. I'll generate the log and see how to get it out the machine, since it has no working floppy drive and no CD burner...I'll have to use the NIC, 🤣.

Reply 162 of 505, by Mumak

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aha2940 wrote on 2020-04-04, 14:17:
Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 07:50:
aha2940 wrote on 2020-04-04, 04:15:
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Hi

I just tested HWinfo on my PC, and it worked fine. All I noticed was:

- Did not detect the NIC card at all (3Com 3C509B ISA)
- Detected the soundcard as an ESS688. It is an ESS1688F.

Would that log be interesting?

Thanks, yes, a log will be interesting !
Is the "Check 3Com EtherLink III Adapter" option enabled? At which I/O port is the 3Com card configured? HWiNFO currently checks 0x110 only.

Hi, I think that's the issue, the NIC is manually configured (PnP disabled) to 0x210 IIRC. I'll generate the log and see how to get it out the machine, since it has no working floppy drive and no CD burner...I'll have to use the NIC, 🤣.

Sorry, I was a bit wrong with the statement. The 3Com EtherLink III uses 2 sets of ports: 200-3E0 is the standard port, but it also uses an ID port, which is in the 1x0 range. Can you determine which one is your card using? I have double-checked the code and it should work and properly detect the card.. unless the card would be somehow else configured...

Reply 163 of 505, by CoffeeOne

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Hi, I tested hwinfo dos 604 with my other 486 eisa computer (micronics asic eisa mainboard).
It worked quite good, everything was detected well, but ....
Showing Video Information made the program stuck.

I needed to reboot.

I ran it again with -r -v parameter, waited some time and then rebooted, see the log file.

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Reply 164 of 505, by Mumak

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CoffeeOne wrote on 2020-04-04, 17:11:
Hi, I tested hwinfo dos 604 with my other 486 eisa computer (micronics asic eisa mainboard). It worked quite good, everything wa […]
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Hi, I tested hwinfo dos 604 with my other 486 eisa computer (micronics asic eisa mainboard).
It worked quite good, everything was detected well, but ....
Showing Video Information made the program stuck.

I needed to reboot.

I ran it again with -r -v parameter, waited some time and then rebooted, see the log file.

Can you please take a picture where exactly it got stuck? Did it look same as in the report file?

Reply 165 of 505, by CoffeeOne

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Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 17:25:
CoffeeOne wrote on 2020-04-04, 17:11:
Hi, I tested hwinfo dos 604 with my other 486 eisa computer (micronics asic eisa mainboard). It worked quite good, everything wa […]
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Hi, I tested hwinfo dos 604 with my other 486 eisa computer (micronics asic eisa mainboard).
It worked quite good, everything was detected well, but ....
Showing Video Information made the program stuck.

I needed to reboot.

I ran it again with -r -v parameter, waited some time and then rebooted, see the log file.

Can you please take a picture where exactly it got stuck? Did it look same as in the report file?

First screen was OK, but there were some garbage characters for BIOS INFO. It got stuck after pressing enter in the videp screen.
So yes exactly like in the log file.

Reply 166 of 505, by Mumak

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CoffeeOne wrote on 2020-04-04, 17:43:
Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 17:25:
CoffeeOne wrote on 2020-04-04, 17:11:
Hi, I tested hwinfo dos 604 with my other 486 eisa computer (micronics asic eisa mainboard). It worked quite good, everything wa […]
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Hi, I tested hwinfo dos 604 with my other 486 eisa computer (micronics asic eisa mainboard).
It worked quite good, everything was detected well, but ....
Showing Video Information made the program stuck.

I needed to reboot.

I ran it again with -r -v parameter, waited some time and then rebooted, see the log file.

Can you please take a picture where exactly it got stuck? Did it look same as in the report file?

First screen was OK, but there were some garbage characters for BIOS INFO. It got stuck after pressing enter in the videp screen.
So yes exactly like in the log file.

Please try this build if it's OK now:

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Reply 167 of 505, by CoffeeOne

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Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 18:38:
CoffeeOne wrote on 2020-04-04, 17:43:
Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 17:25:

Can you please take a picture where exactly it got stuck? Did it look same as in the report file?

First screen was OK, but there were some garbage characters for BIOS INFO. It got stuck after pressing enter in the videp screen.
So yes exactly like in the log file.

Please try this build if it's OK now:
HWINF604.ZIP

Everything looks correct now. Good job. I attached a log file

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Reply 168 of 505, by Mumak

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CoffeeOne wrote on 2020-04-04, 19:06:
Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 18:38:
CoffeeOne wrote on 2020-04-04, 17:43:

First screen was OK, but there were some garbage characters for BIOS INFO. It got stuck after pressing enter in the videp screen.
So yes exactly like in the log file.

Please try this build if it's OK now:
HWINF604.ZIP

Everything looks correct now. Good job. I attached a log file

Perfect 😀 Thanks!

Reply 171 of 505, by Lylat1an

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Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 20:35:
Lylat1an wrote on 2020-04-04, 20:11:

Here's the 6.0.4 report from my machine in case it's useful to you, Mumak.

Thanks! Have you maybe noticed any issues or wrong information?

Sorry, I wasn't home when it ran, I made a bootable floppy with the -r switch and let it run while I got groceries.

When I got home it was at the A: prompt and the log file had been created.

I did glance through the log and found one thing that may be wrong: My Nvidia GeForce 6200 is in a PCI slot, not AGP.

It MIGHT have a PCI adapter chip, but I'm not sure.

Reply 172 of 505, by Mumak

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Lylat1an wrote on 2020-04-04, 22:18:
Sorry, I wasn't home when it ran, I made a bootable floppy with the -r switch and let it run while I got groceries. […]
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Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 20:35:
Lylat1an wrote on 2020-04-04, 20:11:

Here's the 6.0.4 report from my machine in case it's useful to you, Mumak.

Thanks! Have you maybe noticed any issues or wrong information?

Sorry, I wasn't home when it ran, I made a bootable floppy with the -r switch and let it run while I got groceries.

When I got home it was at the A: prompt and the log file had been created.

I did glance through the log and found one thing that may be wrong: My Nvidia GeForce 6200 is in a PCI slot, not AGP.

It MIGHT have a PCI adapter chip, but I'm not sure.

That should be OK, HWiNFO says:
Video Card Bus: PCI

Reply 173 of 505, by Lylat1an

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Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 22:34:
Lylat1an wrote on 2020-04-04, 22:18:
Sorry, I wasn't home when it ran, I made a bootable floppy with the -r switch and let it run while I got groceries. […]
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Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 20:35:

Thanks! Have you maybe noticed any issues or wrong information?

Sorry, I wasn't home when it ran, I made a bootable floppy with the -r switch and let it run while I got groceries.

When I got home it was at the A: prompt and the log file had been created.

I did glance through the log and found one thing that may be wrong: My Nvidia GeForce 6200 is in a PCI slot, not AGP.

It MIGHT have a PCI adapter chip, but I'm not sure.

That should be OK, HWiNFO says:
Video Card Bus: PCI

Ah, all seems okay to me then. 😀

Reply 174 of 505, by mateusz.viste

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Hello Martin, I am glad to see HwInfo DOS having a reboot! I have a somewhat formal request though: could you please clarify the licensing terms? I assume HwInfo DOS is now "freeware, use at your own risk", is that correct? Is it okay to repackage it for further distribution, keeping all the original files intact? Specifically I'd be interested in adding HwInfo into the http://svarog386.sourceforge.net distribution, if that would be an acceptable thing to do.

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Reply 175 of 505, by Mumak

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mateusz.viste wrote on 2020-04-06, 11:44:

Hello Martin, I am glad to see HwInfo DOS having a reboot! I have a somewhat formal request though: could you please clarify the licensing terms? I assume HwInfo DOS is now "freeware, use at your own risk", is that correct? Is it okay to repackage it for further distribution, keeping all the original files intact? Specifically I'd be interested in adding HwInfo into the http://svarog386.sourceforge.net distribution, if that would be an acceptable thing to do.

Yes, HWiNFO DOS is freeware now and you can include it in that package under the mentioned conditions.

Reply 176 of 505, by aha2940

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Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 15:30:
aha2940 wrote on 2020-04-04, 14:17:
Mumak wrote on 2020-04-04, 07:50:

Thanks, yes, a log will be interesting !
Is the "Check 3Com EtherLink III Adapter" option enabled? At which I/O port is the 3Com card configured? HWiNFO currently checks 0x110 only.

Hi, I think that's the issue, the NIC is manually configured (PnP disabled) to 0x210 IIRC. I'll generate the log and see how to get it out the machine, since it has no working floppy drive and no CD burner...I'll have to use the NIC, 🤣.

Sorry, I was a bit wrong with the statement. The 3Com EtherLink III uses 2 sets of ports: 200-3E0 is the standard port, but it also uses an ID port, which is in the 1x0 range. Can you determine which one is your card using? I have double-checked the code and it should work and properly detect the card.. unless the card would be somehow else configured...

Hi! I attached the log generated by hwinfo on my PC. Strange things I noticed:

- The voodoo 3 card is detected as having only 4MB of RAM, when in fact it has 16MB.
- It says the voodoo card has SGRAM, but it has SDRAM.
- It says my soundcard is an ESS688, but it's an ESS1688F.

On a positive note, the 3Com Etherlink III card got detected correctly, I think it had issues before because the packet driver was not working correctly.

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Reply 177 of 505, by zyzzle

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@Mumak

Thanks for resurrecting HWiNFO for DOS! I registered just to say "thank you", but also to ask a vexing question:

Please, please re-enable Sensor support. That was always the most useful feature of Hwinfo for me. As well as the "Benchmark" section. These were fantastic features. Removing support for "modern" systems seems to also cripple the program greatly. There *are* a few of us still using DOS on the latest 9th and 10th generation i5, i7, and i9 systems!

Over at DOS Ain't Dead forum, there is a post about your reanimation of the program. That's how I was directed to your thread at Vogons.

"If you run out of conventional memory, why not create seperate modules as adjuncts to the main .exe file? I quote from a relevant post over at Dos Ain't Dead:

The idea is restore the funtion by an external sensor status module of the program, or an auxiliary program of HWInfo.

Similar to what happens in Norton Commander: ncedit.exe, term95.exe, packer.exe.."

I've been using it since the beginning, so please don't consider me ungrateful! This is just a question that perhaps you can answer if I am not too far out of line.

Reply 178 of 505, by roytam1

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hwinfo 6.04 hangs in QEMU 0.9 - 0.15.
running hwinfo.exe without switch will see version dialog, hangs upon OK button is pressed and dialog disappears.
running `hwinfo -r` gives attached screenshot and hangs.

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Reply 179 of 505, by Mumak

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roytam1 wrote on 2020-04-08, 06:07:
hwinfo 6.04 hangs in QEMU 0.9 - 0.15. running hwinfo.exe without switch will see version dialog, hangs upon OK button is pressed […]
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hwinfo 6.04 hangs in QEMU 0.9 - 0.15.
running hwinfo.exe without switch will see version dialog, hangs upon OK button is pressed and dialog disappears.
running `hwinfo -r` gives attached screenshot and hangs.
qemu-0.15.png

HWiNFO was not designed to be run under virtual systems, I don't see a point of doing this as the 'hardware' in this case is not real, but virtualized. And the VMM will never be able to completely emulate all the special quirks of early systems.
Anyway, I will have a look at this.