BSOD, no dump created  

  1. Posts : 63
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    BSOD, no dump created

    Ok, so this is weird. My laptop was working fine after the excellent help I got on the other BSOD, but now it bluescreens at startup and just barely flickers the error message before rebooting. Even worse is that it doesn't write any dumps :shocked:
    This started happening after I moved the hiberfile.sys file to see if it would actually start rather than unhibernate.
    I wanted it to do this because I had set the date to 2020 and then forgot to set it back before hibernating. If it tried to start it from the hibernation file it would just say something about being unable to digatally verify the winload.exe file.
    So I moved it to a different partition so it would be basically the same thing as deleting it.
    I figured I could just move it back if it didn't work. It didn't work so I moved it back but in the middle of doing so it died and only part of the file was moved, the rest was deleted.
    So now it is BSODing on me.
    I have read somewhere about how it cannot create a dump if the pagefile is disabled or on a different drive. Would removing pagefile.sys and/or hiberfile.sys help?
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  2. Posts : 2,798
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64

    If you have hibernation enabled, the hiberfile.sys must reside under C:\. You can resize it but You cannot move it. That might be the reason for BSOD.
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  3. Posts : 63
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    Thread Starter

    I moved it so windows couldn't find it, so that windows saw it as deleted.
    the bsod thing is weird, it bluescreens sometimes, and sometimes Startup Repair starts, and sometimes "Windows couldn't verify the digital signature of winload.exe" errors show.
    Maybe I should have posted this in the troubleshooting subforum instead?
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  4. Posts : 230

    Memory dump file generation is a complicated topic. I wrote a bit about it here: BSOD Crash Dump Generation
    Dunno if it's the same in Win10, but the only real changes since Vista were the ability to have the dumps sent to another location (other than the boot drive).

    See if Event Viewer has anything. Try this:
    Please do the following:
    - open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
    - expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
    - right click on Administrative Events
    - select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
    - save the file as Admin.evtx
    - zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
    - upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
    Possible fixes are:
    - running Startup Repair
    - running the bootrec.exe commands (/fixmbr; /fixboot; /rebuildbcd)
    - REFRESH the system (should be similar to a REFRESH in Win8/8.1)
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  5. Posts : 63
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    Thread Starter

    I will see if I can get that up from the command line or winehq
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  6. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
    Thread Starter

    I couldn't get the event viewer up, I am going to refresh the system.
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  7. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional

    I see to simple choices.
    Leave hibernation on the C partition or turn off hibernation.
    Todays computers boot so quick I believe in most cases hibernation is really not needed.

    Here is a good tutorial by Brink that explains things.

    Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  8. Posts : 63
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    Thread Starter

    Ok, thank you.
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