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Problem Devices Options 4:49-5:31 One of the more useful entries under Components if I collapse Storage here is this one right herecalled Problem Devices, if there's a device on your system that isn't working properly for some reason you can click on Problem Devices within System Information and hopefully it'll be able to identify the problem device and give you an error code of some type that'll help you discover what's actually wrong. For example you can see here that we have COM port number one installed in the system but something's wrong with it, if we go over to the error code we can see that this device is actually disabled in the system So if I were having problems communicating with some type of serial device that was connected to COM1 well we learned here that the reason I'm having trouble communicating with that device is because the COM port itself has been disabled. Software Environment Options 5:32-10:12 Now underneath Components we have Software Environment. Under Software Environment we see all the software that's currently in use on the system including drivers, services, and processes currently running on the system. For example let's suppose I need to view a list of the drivers, hardware drivers that are currently in use on the system. To do this I go up to System Drivers and click on it and I see a list of all the different device driver files that are currently in use. For example this device driver right here is my FireWire driver. Here's the path to the driver in the file system.Here's the type of driver, in this case it's a kernel driver and over here is its status, is it currently started or not, right now it's not started so the status is set to no. And here's the start mode of that driver, is it going to be started automatically on boot or do we have to manually start it? I can also view my system Environment Variables underneath Software Environment. You can see here the name of the environment variable. And here's the value that's currently assigned to that environment variable. If I wanted to look at a list of current network connections that have been made to this device I could click on Network Connections, I don't actually have any right now but if I did I would see the name of the host that had connected and as what user theyconnected as to the system. We can also view a list of running tasks on the system, these are all the processes that are currently running this is similar information to what you would find in Task Manager. Here's the name of the process, here's the path to the executable that was used to create the process, here is it's process ID number, here's its priority, here's the date when it was started and so on. We can also look at the services that have been loaded on the system.
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