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Old May 3rd, 2007, 11:25 PM
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Could anybody please help me with a piece of code to get hard disk's serial number using C#, not volume serial number, actual number that manufactures give to hard disks.


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You will need to query WMI for this. (From WMI you can get both the volume and manuf. serial number)

A simple google search on this should net you plenty of examples.

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Hi , u can WMI query then u can get the resule.

Please chk in ; www.codeproject.com. there u can get lot idea for WMI ...


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hi,

this can be done in three simple steps:

1. add refrence to System.Management
2. add
Code:
 using System.Management
at the top of your document
3. add the code

Code:
string[] HdSerialNumber;

            ManagementObjectSearcher mos = new ManagementObjectSearcher("SELECT * FROM Win32_PhysicalMedia");

            int countHD = 0;

            foreach (ManagementObject mo in mos.Get())
            {
                countHD += 1;
            }

            HdSerialNumber = new string[countHD];

            int i = 0;

            foreach (ManagementObject mo in mos.Get())
            {
                if (mo["SerialNumber"].ToString() != null)
                {
                    HdSerialNumber[i] = mo["SerialNumber"].ToString();
                }
                else
                {
                    HdSerialNumber[i] = "";
                }
                i += 1;
            }




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