jcgriff2 Administrator, General Manager, BSOD Kernel Dump Expert, Microsoft MVP Staff member Joined Feb 19, 2012 Posts 20,092 Location New Jersey Shore Mar 22, 2012 #1 ` 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 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 - Read More: For additional information, please see Microsoft kb307973, "How to configure system failure and recovery options in Windows". The NT Insider:Getting Crash Dumps to Appear in Windows 7 Configure memory dump files for Server Core installation options of Windows Server 2008 Monitor CPU & Ram over time 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 - Code: SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe /pagefile Regards. . . jcgriff2 .