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Handy Device

Thanks to a bug in the OEM Service Release 2 version of Win95, you may have seen this message for many devices under Device Manager: "No driver files are required or have been loaded for this device." But fear not-there is a workaround. Use HWDIAG.EXE, which is buried in \OTHER\MISC\HWTRACK\HWDIAG.EXE on the Win95 CD-ROM. It can not only perform some of the same functions as Device Manager but also filter information, hunt down problematic devices, present printable resource summaries (for IRQs, addresses and so forth), and display hardware-oriented Registry entries.

If you have an earlier, non-OEM or floppy disk version of Windows 95, you're out of luck: HWDIAG.EXE isn't available from the Microsoft site.


Windows Magazine, September 1997, page 102.

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