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In systems where RAM exceeds 1.7 GB, Memory.dmp files are not generated even though a sufficient pagefile (RAM + 11 MB) is available on the boot drive.
Additionally, if larger Memory.dmp file images are produced (by applying hotfixes referenced below), several support utilities should be updated to read the larger Memory.dmp images. Without these updated files for dumpchk, dumpexam, i386kd (or alphakd, mip, ppc) and windbg the following error message is generated:
Could not initialize crash dump file <path to dumpfile>.
Several causes were isolated related to mapping views of very large memory images.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
For your convenience, the English version of this post-SP3 hotfix has been posted to the following Internet location. However, Microsoft recommends that you install Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 to correct this problem.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/108393/EN-US/ )MAXMEM Option in Windows NT BOOT.INI File
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
Article ID: 173277 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 1.3