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BSODs but no Dump Files?


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#1 jcgriff2

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 05:11 PM

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No Kernel Memory Dump files being produced upon BSOD?

 

For dumps to be produced. . .

▪ Page file must be on OS drive
▪ Page file base allocation size must be > than installed physical RAM (Vista + Windows 7)
▪ Windows Error Reporting (WER) system service should be set to MANUAL
▪ Set page file to system managed, OS drive

 

Set System Crash/ Recovery Settings to "Kernel Memory Dump" - this will produce. . .
--> a Full Kernel Memory Dump - c:\windows\memory.dmp
--> a Mini Kernel dump c:\windows\minidump

The Full Kernel is overwritten each BSOD; a new mini kernel dump is created w/ different name for each BSOD

To check your system's "Recoveros" (Recovery) and Page File settings via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), run the following -

HTML output - WMI - "Recoveros" and Page File Settings (HTML)
Text file output - WMI - "Recoveros" and Page File Settings (TEXT)

 

  July 2012
A hotfix is available that enables a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer to create a memory dump file without a page file

kb2716542 - A hotfix is available that enables a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer to create a memory dump file without a page file  
Additional Information -

 

 

To view page file settings, bring up an Admin cmd/DOS screen & paste this applet -

Or, click on START; paste the applet into the StartSearch box -

SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe /pagefile

 

 

Regards. . .

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