Event ID 46 logged when you start a computer

Aplica-se a: Windows Vista StarterWindows Vista Home BasicWindows Vista Home Premium


A computer that is running one of the operating systems mentioned in the “Applies to” section. The following event is logged in the System log during the boot:

Log Name: System
Source: volmgr
Date: <Date> <Time>
Event ID: 46
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: <Computer Name>
Crash dump initialization failed!


This issue may occur if the computer boots without a configured dump file. The default dump file is the pagefile. During a clean Windows OS installation, the very first boot will hit this condition as the pagefile has not been set up yet.


To resolve this issue, you may want complete the paging file configuration.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
969028 How to generate a kernel or a complete memory dump file in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Note: This event can be ignored if it is logged during a clean install or if no dump file is desired.