For those working through the command prompt window, this tool displays information about the hardware on your system. PCI32 doesn't have a dedicated interface, but it does have good instructions in the Readme file in its zipped folder.
You have to open the command prompt window and type information as directed. PCI32 displays detailed information about your hardware, including vendor, subsystem vendor, PCI class, and other data. By typing another command line, the report is opened in Notepad for further perusal or for saving. Another open-ended command details a few other uses for the tool, which includes creating a summary report with devices and IRQs listed, or drawing a tree of busses, devices, or device functions.
If you're not sure what the command prompt is, you probably won't benefit from this tool. Other users who want system information should give this freeware application a try.
The PCI32 application was designed to be a simple command line tool that will generate a report with all the information regarding your system hardware. PCI32 is a console mode program - you run it from the command prompt. The results appear in text form in the command prompt window.
PCI32 is different to most so-called "Diagnostic" programs, in that it totally bypasses Windows, Drivers, ACPI and the BIOS, and instead communicates directly with the actual hardware at the lowest possible level - unlike so-called diagnostic programs which merely report what the Windows API's and/or registry report, regardless of it's accuracy. PCI32 will show you what's REALLY going on, not just what Windows thinks is happening. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.