How to obtain Disk Drive Device ID's from hardware that fails to show in the DevViewer Tool

Article:TECH140485  |  Created: 2010-09-22  |  Updated: 2010-09-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH140485
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



When using the DevViewer Tool to obtain Device ID's from disks, it sometimes fails to retrieve device ID's from additionally mounted partitions.


Solution



In the registry there is a list of installed disks. This will list their device ID's as well as other information.

You can find this list of devices here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Disk\Enum
 
The values will be labeled 0, 1, 2, etc. The value data for each of these will contain the device ID.
 
For example:
"1           REG_SZ           USBSTOR\Disk&Ven_&Prod_Patriot_Memory&Rev_PMAP\078807B90E1D&0"



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