Server failing to create memory dump memory.dmp after a blue screen BSOD
Posted on 2006-04-21
Strange one here:
We have a server that blue screens every now and again, and we have been trying to work out why by looking through the memory dumps. Recently however the server has crashed twice and not created or replaced the dump file.
Nothing has changed in that the pagefile has not been moved, and the server is not losing power and rebooting because of that. We are presuming it is bluescreening and rebooting as it has been doing in the past.
Anybody any ideas?
I cannot stop it performing the autoreboot so I can definately confirm it is blue screening, as getting the server back up and running is more important as this is a 24/7 manufacturing site and the crash is more likely to occur when I am out of the office than in.
The existing memory.dmp file that was there from the last creation did not appear to be corrupt and I even deleted it prior to the last crash in case it was a problem with overwriting it.
500 pts as it has me stumped, and that's not a good thing to tell the application owner..