Hotfix to create a memory dump file without a page file

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    This article describes a hotfix that enables a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer to create a memory dump file even when there is no page file on the computer.

    Currently, the computer must have at least one page file to create a dump file even though the system uses the dedicated dump file feature. Therefore, if there is no page file on the computer, the computer cannot create the memory dump file when the system crashes.

    Hotfix information

    A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

    If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

    Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Microsoft Support (Microsoft Support)

    Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.Prerequisites

    To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Additionally, you must configure a valid dedicated dump file on the computer so that the computer can create a memory dump file even when there is no page file available.

    For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 976932 (Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 )
    Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
    Registry information

    To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.Restart requirement

    You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.Hotfix replacement information

    This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.File information

    The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes

    Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
    • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table: Collapse this tableExpand this table

      [TABLE="class: table"]
      [TR]
      [TH]Version
      [/TH]
      [TH]Product
      [/TH]
      [TH]Milestone
      [/TH]
      [TH]Service branch
      [/TH]
      [/TR]
      [TR]
      [TD] 6.1.760 1.17xxx
      [/TD]
      [TD]Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
      [/TD]
      [TD]SP1
      [/TD]
      [TD]GDR
      [/TD]
      [/TR]
      [TR]
      [TD] 6.1.760 1.21xxx
      [/TD]
      [TD]Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
      [/TD]
      [TD]SP1
      [/TD]
      [TD]LDR
      [/TD]
      [/TR]
      [/TABLE]
    • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
    • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
    For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

    Collapse this tableExpand this table

    [TABLE="class: table"]
    [TR]
    [TH]File name
    [/TH]
    [TH]File version
    [/TH]
    [TH]File size
    [/TH]
    [TH]Date
    [/TH]
    [TH]Time
    [/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Crashdmp.sys
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.17857
    [/TD]
    [TD]35,184
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]05:18
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Crashdmp.sys
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.22012
    [/TD]
    [TD]35,184
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]04:33
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ntkrnlpa.exe
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.17857
    [/TD]
    [TD]3,968,368
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]05:19
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ntoskrnl.exe
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.17857
    [/TD]
    [TD]3,913,072
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]05:19
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ntkrnlpa.exe
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.22012
    [/TD]
    [TD]3,971,952
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]04:34
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ntoskrnl.exe
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.22012
    [/TD]
    [TD]3,916,656
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]04:34
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

    Collapse this tableExpand this table

    [TABLE="class: table"]
    [TR]
    [TH]File name
    [/TH]
    [TH]File version
    [/TH]
    [TH]File size
    [/TH]
    [TH]Date
    [/TH]
    [TH]Time
    [/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Crashdmp.sys
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.17857
    [/TD]
    [TD]39,280
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]06:29
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Crashdmp.sys
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.22012
    [/TD]
    [TD]39,280
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]05:43
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ntoskrnl.exe
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.17857
    [/TD]
    [TD]5,559,664
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]06:29
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ntoskrnl.exe
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.22012
    [/TD]
    [TD]5,561,200
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]05:43
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

    Collapse this tableExpand this table

    [TABLE="class: table"]
    [TR]
    [TH]File name
    [/TH]
    [TH]File version
    [/TH]
    [TH]File size
    [/TH]
    [TH]Date
    [/TH]
    [TH]Time
    [/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Crashdmp.sys
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.17857
    [/TD]
    [TD]78,704
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]04:45
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Crashdmp.sys
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.22012
    [/TD]
    [TD]78,704
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]04:21
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ntoskrnl.exe
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.17857
    [/TD]
    [TD]11,117,936
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]04:46
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Ntoskrnl.exe
    [/TD]
    [TD]6.1.7601.22012
    [/TD]
    [TD]11,127,152
    [/TD]
    [TD]06-Jun-2012
    [/TD]
    [TD]04:21
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]


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