Shrink the VHD size using the Disk Management GUI. If your original maximum VHD size was 500 GB and you only have 200 GB free, set it to leave some free space, such as 20 GB free. In this example, it would mean a new size of 180 GB.
Use the free VHDResizer tool to trim off the excess "maximum capacity" of your newly shrunken VHD. You can get VHDResizer from VMToolkit to accomplish this. Set the maximum size to the same size as your new partition size.
VHDResizer will require you to specify a new name for the resized VHD. After VHDResized completes, rename the old VHD to "file_old.vhd" and the new VHD to the same as your old file to ensure the boot manager picks up the VHD.
While BSoD fatal stop errors are identified by Microsoft Windows, they are often caused by
non-Microsoft applications, drivers and hardware issues.
Research this Issue
Getting search results...
While we believe this information up to date and accurate, FAQware is not responsible for any inaccuracies. If you find something that is out of date or inaccurate, please let us know at
so we can correct it.