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Event ID 46 logged when you start a computer

Symptoms
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>
Description:
Crash dump initialization failed!
Cause
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.
Resolution
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.
More information
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Article ID: 2756313 - Last Review: 10/17/2013 02:32:00 - Revision: 3.0

Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Server 2012 Foundation, Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Workgroup

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