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The semaphore timeout period has expired

Gallorg

Active Member
iHF Regular
Hi Guys
im trying to move some folders from one drive to another but i keep getting the same above message, there's no problem with space
Another thing my pc takes an absolute ages to reboot or start up

cheers






aaant
 

Lord Chance

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iHF Veteran
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Hi Guys
im trying to move some folders from one drive to another but i keep getting the same above message, there's no problem with space
Another thing my pc takes an absolute ages to reboot or start up

cheers
G'day Mate. Are you using Windows 10? There is a possibility that you may have corrupted files making your PC slow to boot. That could also cause the error you are encountering with transferring files. See if the solutions on this site helps. How to Fix “The semaphore timeout period has expired” error code 0x80070079 on Windows 10?

Transferring large files or large amounts of file can cause this error to occur when you have outdated network drivers, incorrect HDD entries and even your Firewall or Antivirus can be a factor. Give the site a look to see if something there might help. :)
 

Gallorg

Active Member
iHF Regular
ok none of them fixes worked although it did update a driver. i am now getting a I/O error???

is it worth doing a factory reset!! which i dont want to do
 
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