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When you add random access memory (RAM) to a computer that is configured to create a crash dump (Memory.dmp) file, the size of the Pagefile.sys file does not automatically increase to accommodate the Memory.dmp file. Also, you may receive the following error message in the System Log:
Event id: 49
Description: "Configuring the Page file for crash dump failed. Make sure there is a page file on the boot partition and that is large enough to contain all physical memory."
This behavior occurs to give administrators the flexibility to increase the size of the page file at their discretion.
To work around this behavior, use the appropriate method:
Increase the Size of the Pagefile.sys FileTo increase the size of the Pagefile.sys file:
No Longer Want to Save the Memory.dmp FileIf you no longer want to save the Memory.dmp file:
A Memory.dmp file is created when a kernel mode STOP error occurs on a computer that has the "crash dump" feature enabled. If the page file is unable to accommodate a Memory.dmp file, debugging the problem is not possible. The page file is configured for crash dump when your computer starts, and the behavior described earlier in this article is logged when the physical memory on the computer is greater than the size of the Pagefile.sys file.
Article ID: 226448 - Last Review: February 26, 2007 - Revision: 3.2