Event ID 51 An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\D


Event ID: 51 "An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\D during a paging operation."

21 of April my customer got about 20 event id 51 and also on 16 of April. It has never happened before.
Witch drive is "Harddisk2\D"? I don't have any D:\

If I check drive manager I have the following drives:
Disk 0: Devided into two partions, C: and E. This is two drives in Raid1 config.
Disk 1: This is a Lacie USB drive with drive letter S:

Sata RAID controller is a: SI-4379-U0

Thanks in advance!

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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
"\Device\Harddisk2\D" is the system's internal identification of the disk drive on which the error occurred.  It is "somewhat unusual"  that these internal IDs don't show up in the Disk Management snap-in; however, Microsoft has an article specifically on the topic of backtracking from the internal ID to a human-understandable device name:


henriklundinAuthor Commented:
Thanks, but this article describes Windows 2000... It doesn't seem to be the same... Under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Hardware\Devicemap\" I can only find SCSI, but the computer has no SCSI...
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Windows 2000 treats RAID devices as SCSI, so the SCSI section of the registry relates to your RAID set.
I think this MS Support page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244780 has answer !

hope this helps!


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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Well, that's certainly interesting (KB244780).  I would have expected error logging to be more accurate than *that*!

It also explains the truncated device-ID "\Device\Harddisk2\D".  Good job on that, Sujith_Nair!

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