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Solved Windows does not create a memory dump file when BSOD


Capt.Jack Sparrow

BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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#1
Windows does not create a memory dump file when a Stop error occurs in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

Consider the following scenario:
  • You connect a storage device that is controlled by Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO) to a computer that is running Window 8 or Windows Server 2012.
  • You configure Windows to generate a complete memory dump file or kernel memory dump file when a Stop error occurs.
  • You configure Windows to save the memory dump file to the storage device.
  • A Stop error occurs.
In this scenario, Windows may not generate the memory dump file.

Windows does not create a memory dump file when a Stop error occurs in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7

Vadikan

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#2
I think the numerical list is a better fit for the scenario described above, because it's a sequence.

Given the thread title, it's worth covering the old scenarios as well (and the bullet list is on purpose here):
  • The paging file is too small (fix: set the system managed size)
  • Not enough free space on the system drive to write the full dump (fix: change the dump writing location or configure small dumps to be written)
  • BSOD occurs before the paging file is open, e.g. during driver initialization at boot
  • System components involved in dump creation are corrupted
  • OS hangs or sudden reboots caused by faulty hardware, e.g. CPU overheating
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion dv7t (17.3'', i7-2630QM, HD 6770M 1Gb, 8Gb RAM, 2 [email protected] + 1 [email protected])