Error message when you try to shrink a volume on a Windows Vista-based computer: "The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request"
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When you try to shrink a volume on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Logical Disk Manager
The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.
This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
- The volume that you are trying to shrink contains operating system files.
- Windows Disk Protection (WDP) is turned on.
To work around this problem, turn off WDP, shrink the volume, and then turn on WDP. To turn off WDP, follow these steps:
- Use an account that has Windows SteadyState administrator permissions to log on to the Windows Vista-based computer.
- Start Windows SteadyState.
- Under Global Computer settings, click Protect the Hard Disk.
- Click Off, click Yes, and then click OK.
- Restart the computer.
Article ID: 960270 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 10:50:24 - Revision: 2.0
- Windows SteadyState
- Windows Vista Ultimate
- Windows Vista Home Premium
- Windows Vista Home Basic
- Windows Vista Business
- Windows Vista Starter
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