When I worked on my user’s computer for a possible disk problem, I found this event in the event log.
Log Name: System Source: Ntfs Date: 12/9/2009 12:40:53 PM Event ID: 55 Task Category: (2) Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: Description: The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume \Device\HarddiskVolume2.
This looks like a potential hardware failure or file system corruption. However, what is the HarddiskVolume2? I looked at the Device Manager, Disk Management and System Information. None of them gives me the volume information. I then tried the partition tool diskpart and got the information I need. To use the tool, follow these steps.
- Open an elevated command prompt.
- In the command prompt window, type
- In the diskpart prompt, type
Here is a sample output:
C:\Windows\system32>diskpart Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7600 Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation. On computer: DISKPART> list volume Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- Volume 0 D 090809_2201 UDF DVD-ROM 2081 MB Healthy Volume 1 System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy Volume 2 C NTFS Partition 297 GB Healthy Volume 3 E FreeAgent D NTFS Partition 465 GB Healthy DISKPART> quit
From the output, we can clearly identify the Volume 2 is the C drive.