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WHAT AM I?
COMPUTER INFORMATION PROGRAM
BY

PETER A. HYMAN
148 Tennyson Drive, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
(609) 799-2638


DESCRIPTION:

WHAT AM I? is a utility program written in C for IBM PCs and
compatibles that identifies equipment contained in or attached to
the PC including a complete list of all environment strings set in the
DOS environment. WHAT AM I? is designed to assist computer users,
managers and/or computer departments to quickly and accurately find
out what's "under the hood." Since its first release, WHATAMI has
been enhanced to detect specific types of CPUs and Math
Coprocessors, video adapters, EMS version and to test for the presence
of a Mouse. WHAT AM I? displays information about the following
items:

See page 3 for a sample WHAT AM I? screen.

( a * indicates a new feature )

- System Date and Time
* - What kind of CPU and Math Coprocessor are in the system
- What DOS version is loaded
- Total System RAM (as reported by DOS)
- Total Free RAM
- Total RAM used by DOS, device drivers, resident programs, etc
- How much expanded (EMS, EEMS) memory is in the machine,
* which EMS version is running and how much EMS is available
- If an 80286 or 80386 processor is used, how much extended
memory is in machine
* - What type of Display and Adapter are in use (including
EGA/VGA) and how much display memory is available (EGA/VGA
only)
- # of Parallel Ports
- # of Serial Ports
* - Is a Mouse installed
- # of logical drives allowed by DOS (as set by your network
or LASTDRIVE command in DOS versions 3.0 or greater)
- Available Drive Identifiers. A: to C:, for example
- Current Drive selected (default drive or user-selected)
- Total disk clusters for selected drive
- Total available clusters for selected drive
- Sectors per cluster for selected drive
- Bytes per sector for selected drive
- Total bytes for selected disk
- Total bytes used for selected disk
- Total available bytes for selected disk
- Percent free space on disk
- All settings contained in the DOS environment area,
such as PROMPT, PATH, COMSPEC

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WHAT AM I?
COMPUTER INFORMATION PROGRAM
BY

PETER A. HYMAN
148 Tennyson Drive, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
(609) 799-2638

USING WHAT AM I?:

Command line syntax: WHATAMI

WHATAMI.EXE may be in the current directory or have a path set to
it (use the DOS PATH command). The optional parameter
will cause WHAT AM I? to examine the disk information of a drive
other than the current drive. If is not specified,
WHAT AM I? will examine the current drive. may be any-
thing. WHAT AM I? will only examine the first character and see if
it corresponds to a valid drive identifier. If not, WHAT AM I? re-
ports an error in the disk information section of the report. Next,
WHAT AM I? will report on all environment variables set (e.g. PATH,
PROMPT). If more than 5 environment variables have been set, the pro-
gram will display a flashing message at the bottom of the screen
prompting the user to press any key to see the next group, until all
the environment variables have been displayed.

After WHAT AM I? reports on the equipment installed on your PC, a
flashing message will appear at the bottom of the screen telling you to
press any key to end the report. For those of you who wish to use
the Print Screen key, you may print out this report without affect-
ing the display. After the report has been printed, press any key
to end the report.

LICENSE FEE

In the interest of promoting the development of usable, and inexpen-
sive public domain software, people who find this product useful,
and/or beneficial may feel free to copy and distribute it in its
original form along with this documentation. By remitting a license
fee of $5, along with your name, address and phone number (op-
tional), you will be added to a mailing list for updates or revisions
to WHAT AM I? when they are produced. Corporations using it who may
be inter ested in obtaining a site license for WHAT AM I? may do so
for a fee of $15 per location.

Users who wish to make comments or suggestions on WHAT AM I? are en-
couraged to write to me at the above address.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES:

WHAT AM I? is distributed "as is" without warranties of any kind, ex-
press or implied. I hope you enjoy it.




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WHAT AM I?
COMPUTER INFORMATION PROGRAM
BY

PETER A. HYMAN
148 Tennyson Drive, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
(609) 799-2638


AN EXAMPLE OF A WHATAMI DISPLAY:

WHAT AM I?
COMPUTER INFO PROGRAM BY PETER HYMAN
SYSTEM DATE & TIME: Friday April 21, 1989 at 12:42:54 PM

SYSTEM INFORMATION DISK INFORMATION

PROCESSOR/COPROCESSOR : 80286 / 80287 # LOGICAL DRIVES : 26
DOS VERSION : 3.30 DRIVE LETTERS USED : A: TO Z:
TOTAL SYSTEM RAM : 589824 bytes 576 KB DRIVE SELECTED : Z:
TOTAL FREE RAM : 368192 bytes 360 KB TOTAL DISK CLUSTERS: 3905
USED BY DOS, ETC : 221632 bytes 216 KB AVAILABLE CLUSTERS : 1297
EXTENDED MEMORY : 786432 bytes 768 KB SECTORS PER CLUSTER: 8
EXPANDED MEMORY V. 4.0: 655360 bytes 640 KB BYTES PER SECTOR : 512
FREE EXPANDED MEMORY : 655360 bytes 640 KB TOTAL DISK BYTES : 15994880
DISPLAY MODE/ADAPTER : Color - VGA : 256K DISK BYTES USED : 10682368
PARALLEL PORTS : 1 AVAILABLE BYTES : 5312512
SERIAL PORTS : 2 VERIFY SET TO : OFF PERCENT FREE SPACE : 33.2%
MOUSE INSTALLED : YES BREAK SET TO : OFF
ENVIRONMENT AREA CONTAINS
COMSPEC=C:\COMMAND.COM
PATH=F:\UTIL;C:\;X:\MACRO;X:\LC;
PROMPT=$p$g


PRESS ANY KEY TO END REPORT


This display may vary depending on whether Extended memory or Expanded
memory is available on the PC. If the Processor type is not an 80286
or 80386, the Extended memory line will not appear. Similarly, if there
is no Expanded memory, the Expanded Memory line and Free Expanded
Memory lines will not appear.



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