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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Symptoms
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.
Cause
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.
Workaround
To work around this problem, turn off WDP, shrink the volume, and then turn on WDP. To turn off WDP, follow these steps:
  1. Use an account that has Windows SteadyState administrator permissions to log on to the Windows Vista-based computer.
  2. Start Windows SteadyState.
  3. Under Global Computer settings, click Protect the Hard Disk.
  4. Click Off, click Yes, and then click OK.
  5. Restart the computer.
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Article ID: 960270 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 10:50:24 - Revision: 2.0

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  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Business
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