I am trying to find articles, shortcuts or definitive answers to some of these questions. A lot of times I see something a long the lines of this in the System log in Event Viewer.
\device\harddisk0\DR4 has a bad block. Harddisk0 can be other numbers and DR can have other numbers.
I have used a similar method outlined in this article: http://superuser.com/questions/600525/what-is-the-trailing-d-in-windows-event-log-disk-error-details
to hunt down these errors. From the research I have done and just some personal experiences, I feel like there is a lot of guessing or there are not definitive answers such as, "that is drive x" or "that was my flash drive"
I do not know if there is a command that I can run that would show me the direct mapping to windows drive / partition and I feel like using winobj, wmic etc is a cumbersome process for each computer I have to maintain. Does anyone know of a shortcut?
Additionally, from research, it appears that the DRx value refers to removable drives, but I never found a definitive resource on this. Does anyone know of anything?
Lastly, I presume that harddisk0 is the first detected drive in the system. I.E. if I open up device manager, harddisk0 maps to \device\harddisk0.
is there any command that can say \device\harddisk0 is drive model XYZ with Serial XYZ?
Any direction or help is appreciated. Certainly appreciate articles or definite documentation.
If I need to clarify anything, please ask.