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Several Windows users have asked us questions after getting constant blue screens and not being able to identify the source of the problem. Of course, most of the affected users tried to access the dump file to find the culprit, only to find that the dump file was not created at all. When checking Event Viewer, the error message that appears is “The dump file could not be created due to an error creating the dump‘. Although the problem is not unique to Windows 10, there are very few reports here of the same problem occurring on Windows 7 and Windows 10.
What is the cause of the error “The dump file could not be created due to an error creating the dump”?
We investigated this particular issue by looking at various user reports and repair strategies that are commonly used to fix this error message. It turns out that the appearance of this problem can be facilitated by a variety of factors. Here is a short list of possible culprits that can cause this problem:
- A cleaner app removes the dump file – It turns out that there are several third-party system cleaning or optimization applications that remove or prevent the dump file from being created in order to improve your computer’s performance. If this scenario applies, you may be able to fix the problem by uninstalling the application that is deleting the dump file.
- System file corruption – It turns out that system file corruption can also be responsible for this particular error message. The corruption may have reached some dump dependencies, making the file unable to build correctly. In this case, you should be able to fix the problem by repairing the corrupted items using utilities like SFC and DISM. In more serious cases, the only solution may be to carry out an on-site repair.
- Outdated/unstable BIOS – A very outdated BIOS version or some stability issues can also be responsible for the dump file issue. In some cases, the BSOD can also be caused by your BIOS firmware, not just the dump issue. If this scenario applies to your current situation, you should be able to fix the problem by updating your BIOS version to the latest version.
If you are currently having trouble fixing this error message and repairing the dumping on your operating system, this article provides various troubleshooting guides. Below is a collection of possible repair strategies that other affected users have successfully used to fix these issues.
For best results, we recommend that you follow the methods in the same order that we laid them out. The following possible solutions have been ranked by effectiveness and severity. Eventually you should find a patch that ‘fixes’ thatThe dump file could not be created due to an error creating the dump‘, regardless of who caused the problem.
Let us begin!
Method 1: Uninstall App Cleanup/Optimize
It turns out that the most common culprits are the ‘The dump file could not be created due to an error creating the dump‘ are third-party applications that clean and optimize your computer by deleting temporary files. CCleaner, Disk Cleanup, and a few other alternatives are the most commonly cited as culprits for this particular error message.
Often these apps contain a background process that automatically deletes dump files and other similar files without your consent. If this scenario applies, you should be able to fix the problem by uninstalling the application responsible for deleting temporary files.
Several affected users have confirmed that after uninstalling the problematic third-party app, the issue was completely resolved. Here’s a quick guide on how to do it:
- Hurry Windows key + R to open a Run dialog then type “appwiz.cpl” and press come in to open the Programs and Features window.
- once inside Programs and Features scroll down the list of installed apps and find the third-party app that handles temporary files. When you see it, right click on it and select it uninstall in the newly appeared context menu.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the program, then restart your computer and see if the problem is resolved the next time you start your computer.
If the same problem persists and the dump file is not created after a BSOD crash, continue to the next possible solution below.
Method 2: Run DISM and SFC scans
It turns out that this particular problem can also occur due to some underlying system file corruption issues. Several affected users managed to fix the problem by fixing any logical errors or corruptions that might be responsible for the dump file creation issue.
Regardless of which version of Windows you’re having the problem on, there are two utilities you can use to give yourself the best chance of repairing instances of file corruption that the ‘The dump file could not be created due to an error creating the dump‘ Mistake.
While DISM uses WU to download clean copies to replace corrupted ones, SFC uses a locally cached file for the same purpose. To maximize your chances of fixing the file corruption issue, we recommend you run both utilities.
Here’s a quick guide on how to do it:
- Hurry Windows key + R open a Class dialog box. then write ‘cmd’ in the text field and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open an elevated CMD prompt. When invited UAC (User Account Control)Click on Yes Grant admin rights.
- At the elevated Command Prompt, type the following command and press Enter to a SFC (System File Checker) Analysis:
Note: After starting this process, DO NOT close the CMD prompt and under no circumstances restart/restart your computer until the process is complete. This exposes your system to further file corruption.
- Once the process is complete, restart your computer and wait for the next boot sequence to complete.
- Follow step 1 again to open another elevated command prompt, then type the following command to run a DISM scan:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Note: This utility relies on WU (Windows Update) to replace corrupted instances with healthy copies. For this reason, please make sure you have a stable internet connection before starting this process.
- Once the process is complete, restart your computer again. Start with the following startup sequence, use your computer normally and watch out for BSoDs. If you see the following, check if the dump file was created.
If you still the ‘The dump file could not be created due to an error creating the dump‘ in Event Viewer, proceed to the next method below.
Method 3: Update the BIOS
As stated by several different users, the ‘The dump file could not be created due to an error creating the dump‘ can also be caused by an outdated and unstable BIOS version. This procedure may not apply to all manufacturers, but many users reported that they were able to solve the problem on Dell computers.
Please note that updating your BIOS can lead to other problems if the instructions are not followed correctly. So if you decide to try this solution, do so at your own risk!
The BIOS interface and the exact BIOS version update process differ from configuration to configuration. Regardless of your motherboard manufacturer, follow the instructions carefully. Here is the official BIOS update documentation for some of the most popular motherboard manufacturers:
- Sony go
If you have not successfully updated your BIOS version or this method does not apply to your specific problem, continue to the next method below.
Method 4 – Perform a repair install
If none of the above methods helped you to fix the problem, it is most likely that ‘The dump file could not be created due to an error creating the dump‘ error occurs due to some underlying system file corruption issues. It is even possible that the boot data is affected. In this case, the easiest and most effective way to solve the problem is to reset all Windows components.
A radical solution would be to carry out a install clean. However, through this procedure, you will also lose all personal data including apps, games, media and documents.
A less destructive way to update all Windows components is to perform a repair install. With this procedure, you can keep all your files including photos, videos, games, applications, documents and everything else. The only files that will be overwritten are Windows files and boot data.
You can follow this guide (here) for step-by-step instructions on how to perform a repair installation (In-Place-Repair)
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