The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request

If while running any application, whether a built-in Windows tool or third-party software, you receive a message – The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request then this post may interest you.

The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request

The IO operation has been aborted

If you receive this error, Microsoft suggests the following:

User Action: Contact the supplier of the running application.

Now I do not know how useful you will find this solution, but if you need additional help, perhaps you could try some of these suggestions.

Update Device Drivers

You might want to visit the manufacturer’s websites and see if any updates for your device drivers is available. Updating Drivers is known to fix most of such Windows errors. You may use the free Intel Driver Update Utility or the AMD Driver Detect, depending on your hardware.

Disconnect USB devices

Disconnect all the USB devices. In case the keyboard and mouse but are connected through the USB slot, remove them one by one to check if it resolves the issue.

Re-enable COM Port

If an error code 995 accompanies this message, it could be because of the IO Completion Port, which appears when you try to continue the Read from the socket when it has most likely been closed. Disable the COM port in the Device Manager and Enable it again. See if this helps.

Check in Clean Boot State

Perform a Clean Boot and see if you receive this error. If you do not receive any errors, you need to troubleshoot the issue manually by disabling/enabling the processes and trying to identify which of these may be causing the problem.

Repair Windows System Image

Run DISM to repair your Windows System Image, and see if that works for you.

Hope something helps.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.