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BUG #: 56745 (SQLBUG_70) BUG #: 56746 (SQLBUG_70)
When you attempt to shrink a database, SQL Server might stop with a Fatal Exception, multiple 816 errors, and a stack dump in the errorlog.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.
You are most likely to run into this problem when you attempt to shrink a database down to a size smaller than the actual data in the database.