Cannot find memory.dmp

Hello -
On a Dell Optiplex GX270 I get frequent BSOD's with different stop codes:
    0x0000008e  (most common)
    0x00000024
    0x0000007f
Trying to debug using WinDbg, but there is no memory.dmp file to analyze.  I've searched for *.dmp and only get a user.dmp that is several weeks old.  From Control Panel, System, Advanced, Startup and Recovery the dump file calls for %SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP

Is there any reason that I cannot find memory.dmp anywhere on my system.  I'd really like to get to the bottom of all of these blue screens.  Thanks for any help you might be able to provide.
classicmark1Asked:
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Is your page file on your drive C:  ?  If not, then the memory.dmp file will not be saved there.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
See this MS article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316450
How To Enable Windows XP to Capture a Complete or Kernel Memory Dump
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classicmark1Author Commented:
As stated in my original post, there is no memory.dmp anywhere in my system, despite the settings as outlined in the support link already being "enabled".
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classicmark1Author Commented:
Hello, LeeTutor -
Would a PageFile being located on a drive other than the C (mine is on E) be responsible for no memory.dmp file?  Thanks for your consideration.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Ah, I see we crossed posts.  Yes, if your page file is on another drive, then there will be no memory dump file there.  See this article:

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2005/041105-windows-crash.html?page=1
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classicmark1Author Commented:
My page file is on drive E.  But I cannot find the memory.dmp file on drive E, nor can I find it anywhere else, even if I search with Advanced Options checked.  I have just set an additional page file on Drive C.  Do I need to delete the page file on Drive E in order for the memory.dmp to show up?  Thanks.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
No, I do not believe you have to.  It is possible to have page files on multiple drives in order to overcome the limit of the paging file size:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237740
How to overcome the 4,095 MB paging file size limit in Windows
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johnb6767Commented:
*Make sure the swap file on C is = to your physical RAM....... Should start seeing dumps after this step....
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nobusbiljart fanCommented:
in explorer, >tools is it set to show all hideen files, and known extensions?
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nobusbiljart fanCommented:
>>  hideen files   <<   should read hidden files
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nobusbiljart fanCommented:
if all are true, i would suspect OS corruption; run sfc /scannow  (if possible) from the run box
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johnb6767Commented:
The directory will be created on first dump, at c:\windows\minidump, as not a hidden folder by default, so hopefully, the next crash should show something....
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classicmark1Author Commented:
The pagefile on E was the problem.  As soon as I created a second pagefile on C:\, the dump file was created.  Thank you.
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