Dump files not created due to paging file issues

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Dump files not created due to paging file issues

    I am having system shutdowns and wanted to view a dump file, but couldn't find one. I have it set to create a kernel memory dump at %SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP

    Any time I try to change the dump settings (I wanted to uncheck restart system) I get the following error:

    "Windows might not be able to record details that could help identify system errors because your current paging file is disabled or less than 800 megabytes."

    But, I do have the paging file enabled, on my C drive (SSD) and set to system managed size (currently 16384 MB). Why is it telling me that my paging file is disabled or too small, and how can I fix this so that the dump files are created?
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    Mac OS Mojave

    It is because there may not be enough space on your hard drive for Windows to create/adjust the pagefile size at boot. smss.exe determines the pagefile when set to automatic.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I currently have 414 GB free on that C drive so it shouldn't be that.
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  4. Posts : 27,176
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    In the left lower corner search type: system or system control > open system control panel > on the left pane click advanced system settings

    a) > on the advanced tab under startup and recovery > click settings > post an image of the startup and recovery window into the thread

    b) > on the advanced tab under performance > click on settings > on the performance options window > click on the advanced tab > under virtual memory > click on change > post an image of the virtual memory window into the thread

    There are log collectors used in another forum room.
    Run each V2 and DM and upload into this thread.
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