The last few weeks I began having occasional incidents of blue screen of death (BSOD). Here is a photograph of the one that occurred on June 12, 2013:
As you can see, it says it's "Initializing disk for crash dump" - but unfortunately, it never actually writes the dump file.
Here are the contents of the C:\Windows\Minidump directory:
and the last dump is from over a year ago.
I have set it to dump, thus:
I would like to know how I can get Windows to return to actually creating the dump files. Obviously, I'd also like to stop the BSODs from occurring, but without the dump files it's much harder to find the root cause. At any rate, I am not looking in this question for how to resolve this particular example of a BSOD - I want to know how to get Windows to create the dump files when a BSOD happens. Why does it seem to hang instead of actually completing to write the dump file?
EDIT 2013-06-23 - Pagefile info: