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  • Troubleshooting: Cannot shrink the size of a operating system volume when Windows Disk Protection is turned on

    Audience

    IT administrators

    Symptoms

    If you try to shrink the size of an operating system volume when Windows Disk Protection is turned on, an unexpected error occurs and the operation fails.

    Cause

    Windows Disk Protection does not support shrinking or expanding operating system volumes.

     

    Workaround

    Turn Windows Disk Protection off, and then shrink the size of the operating system volume.

     

    To turn off Windows Disk Protection

    1.      Log on as the Windows SteadyState administrator.

    2.      In the Windows SteadyState main dialog box, under Global Computer Settings, click Protect the Hard Disk.

    3.      In the Protect the Hard Disk dialog box, select Off, and then click OK.

    4.      Restart the computer.

     

    Windows Disk Protection will now be turned off so you can shrink the size of the operating system volume. For more information about shrinking the size of the operating system volume, see Help and Support for your operating system. To protect the shared computer, after shrinking the size of the operating system volume, turn Windows Disk Protection back on.

    Applies To the Following Operating Systems

    Windows Vista

     

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 11:24 PM