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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Using System Information

The System Information utility (Msinfo32.exe) provides detailed information about the software and hardware environment of a system. To open the System Information utility, click Start, choose All Programs, choose Accessories, choose System Tools, and then choose System Information. As you navigate through the console pane, plenty of information about the system becomes available:

  • Expand Hardware Resources to look for hardware conflicts.

  • To look for device problems, expand Components and then expand Problem Devices. Make a note of any devices listed here, and then use Device Manager to disable or troubleshoot them.

  • Expand Software Environment to view Startup programs. Disable any programs you suspect might be causing problems, ...

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