|Make sure your page file is on the OS drive (shouldn't be a concern if you only have one hard drive), and slightly larger than the specified dump. If Windows continues to not produce dumps, then something else is going on. |
• Something could be preventing Windows from writing to its dump file (typically c:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP).
• The kernel is too corrupted to successfully dump to the page file. The kernel faults in the BSOD screen, causing the CPU to throw up its hands and say, "That's it, I quit." Typically this causes the system to restart, even if the option is disabled. I suppose it could also cause the system to not restart even if the option was enabled, but the basic point is the BSOD does not finish as it "should."
• The kernel thinks its too corrupted to successfully dump to the page file. I believe Windows performs some sanity checks to see if it can perform a dump without corrupting the permanent storage. If Windows doesn't think it can, it won't try. I think. I read an article on Windows' dump procedures years ago and I can't find it again.
• Suggested reading: Kernel memory dump files may not be generated when physical memory is larger than the size of the page file
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