How to Determine Volume Path on Windows 7

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
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.

  1. Open an elevated command prompt.
  2. In the command prompt window, type
  3. In the diskpart prompt, type
    list volume

Here is a sample output:

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

From the output, we can clearly identify the Volume 2 is the C drive.

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