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Windows Server 2008-based or Windows Vista Service Pack 1-based systems do not generate a dump file if the system partition is a mirrored volume

In Windows Server 2008-based or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based systems, if the system partition is a mirrored volume, and a system-critical issue occurs, the following behavior occurs:

  • A blue screen is not displayed.
  • A memory dump file is not generated.

Additionally, the following event is logged in the System log:

Log Name: System
Source: volmgr
Event ID: 45
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
Description:
The system could not successfully load the crash dump driver. 
There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB958933.

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