For the past month, my computer has been experiencing frequent BSoD crashes, something it has not done with any frequency since it's assembly 5 years ago. Naturally, I want to fix the issue, so I got bluescreenview and promptly discovered that no crash dumps were being saved.
I have 2GB RAM and my virtual memory has my page file on my C: with a custom size of 3069 to 6138 (changed from all automatically managed in an effort to fix my missing crash dumps). It is presently at the minimum size of 3069. I also have an auto-managed page file on my H:. I have alternately disabled and enable both of these page files with no luck.
C:\ is a three disk RAID5 on SATA with 400GB+ free space. H:\ is a single SATA disk with 250GB+ free space.
The system failure settings are set to small memory dump to the directory %SystemRoot%\Minidump. I changed the setting from a kernel memory dump since those don't work with bluescreenview and did find that my system had saved a kernel crash dump from a few years ago, so at some point I didn't have this missing crash dump issue.
The BSoD itself displays:
Collecting data for crash dump...
Initializing disk for crash dump...
And nothing else, no failure/success message, no progress indicator, nothing.
I attached a picture of it, I unfortunately cut off a comma and the 0x that appear to the right of the digit '8' in that long string of numbers.
Crash Dump is one of the listings for C:\ in disk management, in case that is a clue as to where the problem is.