You need to map the weird way that Windows logs disk errors in the Event Log with the way you name disks (e.g., Disk 3 in Disk Manager).
When Windows logs a problem with a hard disk in your PC to the Event Log, it uses syntax such as:
That’s not very helpful in general. You can GUESS what drive this is, but you can’t be guaranteed you are 100% correct. To be sure, look it up in regedit. Microsoft has a good article on this as well.
- Start regedit.
- Assuming you are using SCSI (you do with VMware VMs for example), go to HKLMHARDWAREDEVICEMAPSCSI
- Expand the SCSI PORT options.
- Find the Target ID that corresponds to the error log.
- The Logical Unit ID maps to the drive number in Disk Manager.