Event ID 46 is logged when you start a computer

This article provides a solution to an issue where Event ID 46 is logged when you start a computer.

Applies to:   Windows 10 - all editions, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2012 R2
Original KB number:   2756313


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>
Crash dump initialization failed!


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.


To resolve this issue, you may want to complete the paging file configuration.

For more information, see Generate a kernel or complete crash dump.


This event can be ignored if it is logged during a clean install or if no dump file is desired.