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Q: semaphore timeout period

Hi, I use Windows XP Pro and I am getting this error message in the system event log everytime I log in. Now I only get one, but just recently there are like 3 or 4 in a row many times during the initial log in to the internet network.

I have tried to search everywhere and google and yahoo for an answer but never was able to get a clear solution.

Luckily, I am able to get online just fine but the idea of this showing up constantly bothers me. It was fine, for about 4 months it stopped showing up after I did no changes to my system but its now back.

Also for a while I was getting something about user cancelled something but I have not seen that in a long time.

I tried to unplug the modem and cables to reset the IP , but that doesnt help. Also not that my service uses a Dynamic IP and I cant switch to static IP.

Its called Event: 1003 Source: DHCP

Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address ------------. The following error occurred:
The semaphore timeout period has expired. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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A: semaphore timeout period

DHCP Event ID 1003http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums...3d-b7bb8f893f78Louis

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I am trying to upload some prom pictures from my camera and keep getting this error, semaphore timeout period expired. The confusing thing is that when I uploaded the pictures from my other cf card it worked perfectly. When I started with the other cf card it uploaded 25 files and then the error message. I tried again and it only uploaded 1 picture before the error and now will not at all. Help me please
 

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Hello, My grandpa is trying to get his photos off of his SD card.
I just set him up with a clean install of XP Pro on his desktop
He has an on board usb card reader like 15 - in - 1 or something like that.
He puts in his SD card and trys to acsess the drive D: since that is the slot for the sd card
Then the window locks up for a few min then he gets a pop up message saying:
"The semaphore timeout period has expired."
He has already tried other camera cards with no change.
Any ideas?

A:The Semaphore Timeout Period Has Expired.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...14060432AAnhl0uI can't find anything definitive, error message seems to occur with various hardware components.I'd try running chkdsk /r on the card...try the card on a different system/device...try other cards with the reader...all in an attempt to localize the problem.Louis

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When I'm installing Windows XP SP3, i received an error saying that the Setup cannot go on because that is needed to continue the setup cannot be installed.

Error:
Installation Failed: G:\1386\asms. Error Message : The semaphore timeout period has expired.

A:Semaphore Timeout Period has Expired

try unplugging all peripheral devices from your computer, such as printers, scanners and removable storage devices.

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When deleting a file from a local drive, that I have permissions to the local folder on, I'm getting the Semaphore timeout period has expired error.

I've tried to make it as simple as possible for the system, after doing a clean boot, and it still failing, I'm currently in safe mode, without networking, and am still seeing the error.  Anybody have a suggestion or work around?  Files in other
folders are not having this issue.

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hello again...

dang this thing is a pain!!

new issue today, trying to save a tiny .rtf file to external USB drive, and get "semaphore timeout period has expired" message and have to save to local drive instead. also get the message if i drag and drop into the desired location.

perhaps related to the issue i occasionally have: the machine loses connection to the external drive and either the folder shows empty (it's not!) or doesn't show as even being connected. little blue light on the drive will sometimes go out, sometimes not, but still no access...

EDIT: i have two verbatim USB drive attached... one or the other of them will occasional disappear from This PC and when i look at device manager there is an error on that drive. i disconnect and reconnect and the drives show up and the error in device manger goes away... there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why this happens. when it does and i try to save something to the drive, that's when i get the "semaphore timeout period has expired"

i have tried to update drivers using windows search online and it always says i have the best drivers loaded....

the drives have been checked for errors and windows reports none... there is still quite a bit of available space on them (80+ gigs on each) and when they are connected and live, i can access files with no problem... it just decides to seemingly drop the drive randomly...

thanks for any help...

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I maintain some software that makes a tcp socket connection to a different piece of software and sends data back and forth (pretty basic stuff there). We use boost asio to handle reading and writing of data over the socket connection. We have a client that
has deployed this software on Windows7. The client has been having issues with our software not being able to maintain a reliable socket connection. One thing I have noticed is that quite often the networking callback are receiving the error: The semaphore
timeout period has expired.

This error is not coming from anywhere in our code (or the boost code). I've done some research on it and I found a Microsoft Knowledge base article on this error for Windows XP (support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/325487). I've seen a few people ask questions about
this error on Windows7, but they're all in regards to moving files to different drives, nothing regarding network connections.

What does this error mean in regards to Windows7? Does the knowledge base article I mentioned still apply to Windows7?

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So I did a search and found nothing definitive regarding this particular error in my application.

I have a Dell laptop with an i7 processor, an SSD drive and 8g of ram, running Win7 Pro 64 bit.

I put a 128G micro sd card into the sd card adapter and slapped into the slot. When I try to move files to the card, I get the error.

I formatted the card just for grins. It won't format NTFS, but it did format exFat @ default allocation unit size.

The only file that didn't copy was one that's 21 megs in size. Everything else was smaller and copied over fine.


Donno what to do from here. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Sarge

Semper Fi

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Whenever I try to copy large files over a wireless network (Laptop > Desktop) I get the following error:-
 
Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired
 
I've done a search on Google and have found that a number of other users are having the same problem, but no-one seems to have a fix for it.
 
Can anyone help?
 
(I'm running Vista Ultimate on both my Laptop & Desktop)

A:Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

Hello Ady,
 
Thanks for your post!
 
This issue may be a little complex and require some steps to troubleshoot:
 
1.    Update the driver of wireless network adapters in both of your computers.
2.    Temporarily disable all the firewalls and anti-virus applications, then check the issue again.
3.    To exclude the factors from other services and applications, do a clean boot to check the issue and perform Step 4.(KB929135) How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vistahttp://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;929135
4.    With clean boot, try to apply the hotfixes contained in the following KB articles:(KB932045) Error message when you use a network connection to copy a large file from one Windows Vista-based computer to another Windows Vista-based computer: "The connection has been lost"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;932045(KB932063) Several problems occur on a Windows Vista-based computer when you work in a wireless network environment
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;932063
If problem still persists after steps above, this issue is very possibly due to network devices or configurations, please let me know:
 
1.    Whether this problem occurs in wired network?
2.    If strengthening the network signals, the problem can be changed?
3.    What size of files will lead to this error.
4.    Does this error terminate the copy process?
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Greetings,

My environment is: Win'7, Visual Studio 2010, C#

There is another message on these forums with almost exactly the same title. It's closed, so I couldn't post there.

I'm getting that exact same response from Win'7 in a try /catch scheme.

i.e., "...The semaphore timeout period has expired..."

I am quite confident that the serial port is really there, as he will open and will transfer data from time to time.

It's the whims of the hardware that have me so confused.

The exact same code worked perfectly last night. In fact, it has worked for weeks.

The statement which I believe is causing the error is...
TheUsersChosenSerialPort.Open();​

Much like the other thread mentioned, the port is a BlueTooth connector, and Win'7 is reporting him okay, and so on.

I welcome responses from those with useful knowledge on this topic.
 

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hello all,

suddenly i am getting the following error message:

error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired.

this happens when trying to copy a 4gb file from my c: drive to my d: drive. i had been able to copy the folder (my thunderbird profile) with no problems at all. now its a problem. running windows 7 professional. any help would be appreciated. i have searched around and can't seem to find a solution. i have tried turning windows firewall off. i have tried a clean boot and still the problem persists.

A:error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

  
Quote: Originally Posted by LenG58


hello all,

suddenly i am getting the following error message:

error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired.

this happens when trying to copy a 4gb file from my c: drive to my d: drive. i had been able to copy the folder (my thunderbird profile) with no problems at all. now its a problem. running windows 7 professional. any help would be appreciated. i have searched around and can't seem to find a solution. i have tried turning windows firewall off. i have tried a clean boot and still the problem persists.


Much information about the problem and possible fixes was just a google away. This also applies to win 7

Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

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I am trying to send a VS HCI command to hard-reset a BT module and this error comes up after about 70 seconds..
The same code works on Win7 and Win8.1 but Win10 doesn't allow me to do a hard-reset by sending vendor specific HCI command.

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for some reason...my home network has stopped working. I set it up myself..as i'm kind of a computer geek..but for some weird reason it has stopped workin since yesterday..heres the deal....i have two computers...one upstairs, one downstairs, DSL with LynkSys router. the router is upstairs connected with a cable to the pc upstairs....and wirelessly to the pc downstairs...i had it set up so i can access my music files which are downstairs, up here...the computer upstairs is really old...runing xp however..but no SP1 or anything...the pc downstairs is new..with XP SP etc...and it all worked fine til yesterday..when i got that error while tryin to access my music folder...it wont let me connect to the pc downstairs from here.....but when i go downstairs...i can still access the pc upstairs...ive tested this because i have REALVNC on both pcs...and i can access the one upstairs from downstairs...but not the one downstairs from upstairs.....as i used to be able to a week ago...if u need any more info..please ask....but i think ive posted all u guys need to kno...i just want to listen to my music agian :-( the computer upstairs doesnt have enough memory to hold all the files..thats why the music is downstairs...thank you in advance
 

A:"the semaphore timeout period has expired" help on home networking

anyone?? i can ping the pc downstairs and alll....but idk why i cant share the files
 

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This error, "the semaphore timeout period has expired" keeps popping up when I transfer files over a network. They'll go for about half, and then this error pops up and it's over.

How do I fix that?
 

A:Vista: "The Semaphore Timeout Period Has Expired"

Is this a Linksys Router?

Wired or WIFI?

Are you using an Internet Security Suite or ZoneAlarm?
This may also be thr problem....
This can happen when the total path length of the source file
and the total path length of the destination file are greater than a given
value, 128 I believe. When this occures in windows, it results in a Path
Too Deep error.
 

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Hi,I have an ISO file on my computer which has been there for a long time, but recently whenever I've tried to use it I just get an error saying: "The semaphore timeout period has expired". I get the same error if I try to delete it. Please can someone tell me how to fix or delete the file?Thanks,JoeEdit: I've just got the same error when trying to open a folder on the same drive.

A:"The Semaphore Period Has Timed Out"

You can give Unlocker a try and see if it will delete the file or use it.

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Good Morning All,
 
I am having issues installing Windows updates, they have been failing upon install for the past 3-4 months.  I get the error code 80070079, "The Semaphore timeout has expired".  So I tried backing up my data to just wipe it and reload the OS, the backup fails as well, same error message.  Then I tried moving files manually to an external drive and that as well timeouts on the larger files.  I have searched the Internet and it many people seem to have this issue and it relates to the network adapter, but I am not trying to do anything over the network (Updates are already downloaded just waiting to install), so I feel it is something else.  Does anyone know of a fix or possible solution?  I searched semaphore through the registry and there are a lot of entries, but not sure if i need to change any of them or not?
 
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
 
Machine is a Dell Optiplex 780, Windows 7 32-Bit, 4GB Ram, 800GB HDD, Broadcomm Network Adapter.
 
Thanks,
Brent

A:Semaphore Timeout has Expired

I would boot to a linux cd or usb stick, and copy your files that way.
 
Check the health of the hard drive maybe, with hdtune or gsmartcontrol

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Tried to load my 16GB SD card (which usually always worked before on this laptop with Windows 7 64 bit) but now get the error shown in screenshot.

Specs:

Transcent SD HC 16GB
Windows 7 64 bit
Sony Vaio laptop

A:SD Card semaphore Timeout?

Never had the issue myself, but found this in Google.

Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

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I have x1 Desktop and x1 Laptop.
They are both on Win XP Pro and are fully updated.
I have always networked them using Cat5 cables and an active hub and had a shared Internet connection on the Desktop and had no massive problems.

one day recently I plugged in the Laptop and turned it on. Not only could I not connect to the net but neither PC could access the other.

I have run the Network setup wizard on the Desktop and then on the Laptop and managed to mess with things so the ICS is now working again. But neither PC can see the other.

I get the error message:

\\Desktop is not accessible. (sometimes this part says: 'MSHome is not accessible')

You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The network path was not found. (sometimes this part says: 'the semaphore timeout period has expired' or 'The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available')


There is only one user on each PC, ME.

I have opened command prompt and ran ipconfig and then ran 'ping'. Both PC's can ping each other with no problems but I can still not access files on each PC. I HAVE shared folders on both and they should be seen.
 

A:Error 'Semaphore Timout Period Expired'

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I have x1 Desktop and x1 Laptop.
They are both on Win XP Pro and are fully updated.
I have always networked them using Cat5 cables and an active hub and had a shared Internet connection on the Desktop and had no massive problems.

one day recently I plugged in the Laptop and turned it on. Not only could I not connect to the net but neither PC could access the other.

I have run the Network setup wizard on the Desktop and then on the Laptop and managed to mess with things so the ICS is now working again. But neither PC can see the other.

I get the error message:

\\Desktop is not accessible. (sometimes this part says: 'MSHome is not accessible')

You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The network path was not found. (sometimes this part says: 'the semaphore timeout period has expired' or 'The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available')


There is only one user on each PC, ME.

I have opened command prompt and ran ipconfig and then ran 'ping'. Both PC's can ping each other with no problems but I can still not access files on each PC. I HAVE shared folders on both and they should be seen.
 

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I am backing up a large dvd movie folder (8 gigs) and midway through the process the whole thing stops and I get the following error message: "the semaphore timeout period has expired". Any advice on what could be causing this? Thank you.
 

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I have a toshiba satelite 205 that has a SD slot. When I insert the card to transfer files I get the error: Semaphore time period has expired......
I read somewhere that if you lock the card that you can view the files, but you still cannot write to or from the disk. Does anyone know of a fix for this? Please help, I really need to use this disk.

A:sd card gets semaphore time period expired error

Hi Ishead!!

I went to toshiba's website and it gives instructions on how to use the card reader properly. I am wondering has the card reader ever worked for you before? How old is the laptop? Maybe it's under warrenty? Need some info to help you out. Thanks

Raj

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Hello forums,  I bought yesterday a Yoga 720 4k 16gb, on setting up my new laptop I have learned that I cannot move/copy files from  yoga to my USB HDD, I get the following error: Error 0x80070079 semaphore timeout (see attach) I can move files/folders from HDD to Yoga, but not the other way (unless very small files). In trying to move files/folders to my HDD, the transfer will start, then hang after a couple seconds, then approx 1-2min a system error (see attach) appear. My HDD works with every computer I work with (multiple laptops and desktops from home to office). Please help with any suggestions, thanks.


























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I am trying to connect to a serial device. The sp.Open() method throws these two exceptions in the Output window:

The semaphore timeout period has expired
A first chance exception of type 'System.IO.IOException' occurred in System.dll

What's going on here? I'm running Windows 7, and using the exact same code that was already tested and worked perfectly on Windows XP. No code changed, and the hardware is identical - just the OS changed.
 

A:Solved: Visual C# Serial Port - Semaphore Timeout

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Hi everyone. I live in Southern Indiana and I am looking for an ISP that has no timeout period. I ask because I often leave my computer online for extended periods of time due to the fact that I sometimes download large files like after I format the computer and need to download all of the critical updates, norton updates, game updates, etc etc etc. Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Some websites that list ISPs would be nice too but I already know of some websites that list ISPs. Preferably an ISP $15.00 or less is what I am looking for.
 

A:ISPs with no timeout period...

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Where can I set the timeout length in IE6. Some of ths sites I visit can have a lot of traffic and IE times-out too soon. Is this an IE setting or a setting wleswhere in windows? (I'm using Win Xp)
 

A:Setting IE6 Timeout Period

Maybe this would help?

http://www.download-by.net/network-and-internet/browser-tools/19625,ie-timeout-tuner.html
 

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I have a Dell Latitude CPiA 366 laptop that intermittently freezes or blue screens. I updated the system BIOS and ran scandisk. The machine is currently stable but I am noticing the following system event viewer error which keeps reoccuring:

"the device, \device\ide\ideport0, did not respond within the timeout period"

This is Event ID 9, Source Atapi.

Micro$oft has an article in its' knowledge base regarding this which point to outdated hardware or firmware. Is the hard drive going bad on this machine? Please advise.
 

A:\device\ide\ideport0 did not respond within the timeout period

It could be. This error sometimes appears when a drive or controller is having problems.

Try getting a diagnostic program that has drive testing.
 

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Lately ive been having some serious issues with my comp every program would hang up for 10 seconds then start up again, this would occur every 30 seconds or so. So I ended up reinstalling my win2k on my comp hoping this might fix any software problems that might be causing this. To my dismay the problem still persists, after checking event log ive found constant patterns of

Warning:An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 during a paging operation.
Error:The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort0, did not respond within the timeout period.
Warning:An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 during a paging operation.
Error:The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort0, did not respond within the timeout period.

over and over again. If anyone can tell me what the possible problems may be that would help me alot. And also any kinda program to narrow down the possible problems would also be alot of help.
 

A:Harddrive didnt respond within timeout period

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I have windows 7 64 bit and I keep getting hangups with the event error

I have downloaded drivers and all are up to date. My machine is only about 4 months old i5 processor Dell. What can I do???

The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.

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Hi All,
My windows 7 freezes and stops responding every now and then.I have checked the events and found the following message occurs at the time it happens:

"The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period."

I have re partitioned and re installed the OS with minimum softwares and latest drivers.

I have scanned the system with Avast AV at boot time.

I did some google and updated registry values for LPMSTATE,LPMDSTATE and LPM.
I have also changed the Advance power setting for PCI as off.

still the issues is not solved , kindly help and guide me.

My system specs:

Summary
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i3 2350M @ 2.30GHz 72 ?C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD. 300E4Z/300E5Z/300E7Z (CPU) 72 ?C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics Family (Samsung)
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX (Samsung) 53 ?C
ForceWare version: 268.83
SLI Disabled
Storage
698GB Seagate ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB (SATA) 46 ?C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208BB
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Computer type: Laptop
Installation Date: 10/23/2016 1:31:42 AM
Serial Number: 22TKD-F8XX6-YG69F-9M66D-PMJBM
Windows Security Center
User Account Control (UAC) Enabled
Notify level 2 - Defau... Read more

A:The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.

Next time you want to share your Speccy report, In Speccy, go to File/Publish Snapshot. Copy the link and paste it in your next post.

Try this: [SOLVED] \Device\Ide\iaStor0 did not respond within the timeout period

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Hello Everyone,
I have an on going ATA deployment, where the customer wants to know, the possibility of having the logs / event retained for 1 year and an approximate idea on the impact of storage and any limitations for MongoDB.
As per the ATA sizing tool and article the requirement of ATA center falls in the below specification.




Packets per second from all DCs

CPU (cores*)

Memory (GB)

Database storage per day (GB)

Database storage per month (GB)

IOPS**




















400,000

12

96

120

3,600

2,000 (2,500)



So we have a approx. storage requirement of 3.6 TB per month, so how long are the logs/event on ATA center kept by default and can we change the retention period for the same.
Thank you,

Regards,
Iqbal Johar

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What the heck is error 0x80070079 " Semaphore time out period has expired" ?
This happens to me when I try to send large files to my Buffalo network attached storage device. The other three PC's on my network do not have this issue ruling out the network and the NAS device. Also, sometimes after getting the above error Windows Explores stops working and restarts. My wireless network card also looses its connection to the wireless router when getting the above error. The other three computers on the network never loose connection with the router also ruling out the router.
Any suggestions?

A:Semaphore time out

What are the differences between the other 3 PC's and this one?

What errors can you find in the Event Viewer...Windows Logs...System logfile and Application logfile?

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Control two exclusively shared resources(semaphore). The two resources are two files. The producer will write even numbers to one file, and odd numbers to another one. The consumer respectively reads from each file until it gets 5 even numbers and 5 odd numbers.

Can any one help me with the code.

Thanks in advance.

Producer
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <sys/ipc.h>
#include <sys/sem.h>
#define PUB7645 "./PubFile"
union semun {
int val;
struct semid_ds *buf;
ushort *array;
};
int
main() {
int i=0, intValue, semID;
key_t key;
FILE *fptr;
union semun arg;
static ushort startVal[2] = {1, 0};
static struct sembuf acquire = {0, -1, SEM_UNDO},
release = {1, 1, SEM_UNDO};
key = ftok(".", 's');
if ((semID = semget(key, 2, IPC_CREAT | 0666)) == -1) {
perror("Sem Creation:");
exit(2);
}
arg.array = startVal;
if (semctl(semID, 2, SETALL, arg) == -1 ) {
perror("semctl: SETALL");
exit(3);
}
for( ; ; ) {
srand(getpid()+i);
intValue =rand()*49/RAND_MAX + 1;
if (semop(semID, &acquire, 1) == -1) {
perror("Producer waiting");
exit(4);
}
if ((fptr = fopen(PUB7645, "w")) == NULL) {
perror(PUB7645);
exit(1);
}fprintf(fptr, "%d\n", intValue);
fclose(fptr);
if (semop(semID, &release, 1) == -1) {
perror("new");
exit(5);
}
i++;... Read more

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hi all,
as ucan see this s my 1st post in this fantastic help forum..

well, ive a weired prob., its all about strange ping replies we got from any
client within our small switched network, we're currenly ve a 1Mb ADSL,
clients linked with 3 dlink switches and one Thomson 500 adsl router..
pinging to any domain would result in this very weired behaviour..
btw: we didnt expirienced this b4 imean this's a new thing we're facing,
and sometimes the replies come so normal..

any clues?? can it be the dsl provider itself??
 

A:wiered pings! 300ms..timeout..300ms..timeout!!

Somewhere between you and 216.109.112.135 about 1 packet in 6 is being lost or delayed beyond ping's threshold. Maybe the destination site is busy, maybe your ISP is busy, maybe general network congestion. Not desirable, but not so weired either.
 

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Hello guys, just read my story this is all true.
Okay so I wanted to get a better graphics card so I got this exact card
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

and my computer is a Dell Studio XPS 8100 Service Tag is C06PNL1 for the computer

but anyways, the graphics card I bought fits inside but the problem is that it has two PCI adapters and my PSU wont support that
My PSU is 350 watts at the moment

and I was wondering, is it okay to upgrade my PSU to like a 600 watt PSU?
this is the one i want
CompUSA.com | CUL-650B | Coolmax CUL-650B Power Supply

dell told me that it could screw up other parts of my computer and void warranty

but should I get it or not? All I want to do is game on my new graphics card DX

A:Need Some Help Period

It says here:

GeForce GTX 460 1GB Power Consumption and Thermals | bit-tech.net

that the power consumption of a Windows 7 system with that graphics card is 250 to 270 watts at load and about 136 at idle.

Dell generally uses decent power supplies, so your PSU may handle it OK. Can you get an adapter so your PSU will have 2 and match the video card?

Dell used to use some oddball connectors, so I don't know whether an ordinary ATX PSU will necessarily hook up correctly in your model 8100.

But 600 watts is more than enough.

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Hi, can somebody tell me why is it that when I delete a letter or phrase, I end up with the period(dot) that is on the delete key.
Thank. you.

A:Period....

Can you give us a screen shot of this to better understand what is happening?

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My folders with period (.) on its name will lost the folder name after the period. But the folder name itself doesn't change
Sometime after reboot the problem is gone but will back after some time

Example:

Note the Type and the name. They should be "NokiaCooker_2.9" and "NaviFirm+ 1.7"


In file inside the folder properties, the location shows the right path, but in folder path not (when in edit mode however, it shows the right path until I press enter to exit edit mode)

same with above

Thanks.
Sorry for bad English and explanation

A:Folder Name after period is gone

I'm confused.

Would you give me one and only one example of folder name which is not appearing correctly?

A smart move is to never use a period in a folder name.

Use the period for its original purpose, that is, as the separator between folder and extension or put another way as the first character of the "extension".

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ok heres the problem:

just recently my computer has refused to go past the Starting Windows XP screen (with the stupid blue bar that scrolls < to >). it continues to hang up on that screen (the bar is still scrolling btw), i even left it there for almost an hour and nothing happened (except for the bar scrolling). so i decided to reformat my HD. well i went to put in my XP disc and after booting from disc and loading all the necessary components, it would stop on "Setup is starting Windows." so i tried putting in my Win 2000 disc and deleting the partition, that worked. so i put the XP disc back in and restarted the cpu, still hangs up on "setup is..." after a few restarts i managed to get past that and reformat the HD.

after many tedious hours of reinstalling drivers, etc. i still have the problem, it still stops at the scrolling blue bar screen. i tried restarting the computer in safe mode but it will not go past:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)/WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/Drivers/MUP.sys

now i am completely lost and frustrated
this is completely beyond my knowledge for PC repair, any help will be greatly appreciated.

quick notes: reformatting the HD did nothing; cant get past "setup is..." to repair; safe mode isnt working; starting with last known configuration didnt work either (hangs up at the starting windows screen [bear in mind that the stupid blue bar is still scrolling]).
 

A:XP will not start PERIOD

Welcome to TSG....

I would suggest going to the hard drive manufacturers web site and downloading the hard drive diagnostics for this particular make and model number hard drive and running it to see if the hard drive is still OK.

Also I would check all connections power and IDE cable connections to make sure they are OK. If you have another hard drive I would take this one out and install the other hard drive to see if it does the same thing.
 

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Gaming LCD's

I am wondering what the best lcd monitor for gaming is. I am hooking this up to dual 7800 gt's and want to take advantage of this by buying a premium monitor. I know that for gaming lower response time is better and that native resolution should be relatively high, any help would be appreciated. By the way, im looking to spend around $500.
 

A:The BEST gaming lcd...period

For $500 you could easily buy any high-end 17" LCD. And for 19", $500 will get you a pretty good one, if not a great one. LCD prices are changing so rapidly.

But if you get a 19", make sure it suits some basic things first, like the type of connection. Is it DVI? Does it match your vid card outputs? Getting a digital signal is the first thing to look for. Then make sure it handles your favorite resolution. For 19" this would be like 1280x1024 or even 1600x1200.
After this, the best thing to do is find a site that runs comparisons on LCDs. Select the 3 to 5 or so that you like best and compare side to side. You'll see who has quicker response times, brighter picture, more features etc...
PCWorld has such comparrisons, check tomshardware.com, then just do some googling.

Couldn't say what is the "BEST..period". Some people would say only CRTs can be the best.
 

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I am using Kaspersky on a trial period and I am not sure whether to keep it or not as it dosen't seem to pick up the problems that I am having.Last week I also did an online scan with Panda which picked up 3 problems.Straight after I ran kaspersky and nothing was found.I submitted hjt log to this forum and with your help managed to get rid of them.Again today I ran another online scan called Pestscan and it has found 7 problems,and told me exactly where they were , again I ran Kaspersky and it has found nothing.Can someone advise me what to do please,as the trial period is coming to an end and I was thinking about subscribing but now I am unsure.
 

A:Trial period

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Hi there
how can i find out how much time is left of my ram waranty period
it dont let me play any games with its bsods
it is
Patriot Signature DDR2
2GB PC2-6400 (800MHz) Non-ECC Unbuffered DIMM (PSD22G8002)
do you prefer buy a new one or use waranty ( if you could use it) ?
Thanks

A:Ram Waranty Period

Go to the Patriot site and summit this form and they can tell you.
Most memory today carry lifetime warranty.

Patriot Memory - Email Support

Jim

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I'm using a Dell Inspiron 9100 Laptop, and literally up to today, I never had problems with my Wireless internet, but now it simply doesn't connect to any access points whatsoever, but the configurations repeatedly say things are ok. After doing further inspection, it tells me that my wireless hardware is missing, but that simply isn't true. Here's my IP Config:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Tchakalla> Ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : seraph
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : myhome.westell.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myhome.westell.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-1E-A0-0A
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.41
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
192.168.1.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, July 28, 2007 11:20:03 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 29, 2007 11... Read more

A:No Wireless. Period

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I installed Rhapsody software on my PC on Friday. During installation, it said, "Rhapsody must alter some files or else it won't be able to download music. Is this ok?" Regretfully, I allowed it to proceed, and now, no matter what I do, AOL refuses to load. I click on the AOL icon, the hourglass flashes for a second, and then nothing. Can anyone help me with this? Thank you friends.

A:Aol just will not load, period.

Have you reinstalled AOL? . . I thought AOL stopped supporting their software and went to webbased?

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my speakers are plugged into the right spot and everything should work fine, i had windows xp yesterday and they were fine. i downloaded windows seven and now it says that there is no speakers or headphones plugged in. i have no clue what sound card i have or what my speakers are though, all i do know is that they are altec lansing.

A:no sound. period.

Complete the system specs and then go to altec for latest drivers that are compatible with windows 7.
What version of Windows 7 and 32/64bit?

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First of all, I'm Mike T and new to the forum. I have been having access problems with IE so much that now I'm using Netscape. Anyway, when I try to use IE alone (using links, or desktop shortcuts, all I get is a flash and nothing happens. I have tried to download from th IE website, uninstall/reinstall, and I keep getting "You have the most current version of IE. Setup will close now. Can anyone help?

A:Troubles with IE PEriod

What version of windows do you have?

Go to control panel/ internet options / general
Click on delete files/ delete all offline content.
Click clear history.

Please download
Mcafee stinger multivirus removal tool
Install and run

Spybot search and destroy
Ad aware personal form Lavasoft
Install, update,run, check for problems , fix problems.
A Squared trojan remover
Download, install, update, scan and fix.

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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on why there is a 30-day "evaluation" period prior to activation.

Typically, someone downloads a [free] evaluation to try out the software prior to making a purchase. However, that is not the case with Windows as a customer would have to purchase the OS even to try it out.

Would there be any difference of Microsoft required the activation upon completion of the installation?

Thanks in advance for your insights.

A:30-day Evaluation Period

Welcome!

The 30 day trial is actually misleading. It is not supposed to be a trial, but merely a grace period before you need to activate. You are right, it does not make any sense to require the user to pay just to use the trial.

Technically, it is illegal to install Windows 7 on a machine unless you have a product key for it. Read though the EULA:

Code:
MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM
These license terms are an agreement between Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) and you. Please read them. They apply to the software named above, which includes the media on which you received it, if any. Printed-paper license terms, which may come with the software, may replace or modify any on-screen license terms. The terms also apply to any Microsoft
? updates,
? supplements,
? Internet-based services, and
? support services
for this software, unless other terms accompany those items. If so, those terms apply.
By using the software, you accept these terms. If you do not accept them, do not use the software. Instead, return it to the retailer for a refund or credit. If you cannot obtain a refund there, contact Microsoft or the Microsoft affiliate serving your country for information about Microsoft?s refund policies. See www.microsoft.com/worldwide. In the United States and Canada, call (800) MICROSOFT or see www.microsoft.com/info/nareturns.htm.
As described below, using the software also operates as your co... Read more

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I've seen  a few forums and tried all fixes, I had sound previously  but today turned on my laptop and no sound.
sound device installed and working properly (so it notes) also tried update drivers and noted I have most updated.
I tried to restore back to earlier time, nothing..
I'm on a dell, not sure what other info one might need to help me out so just ask and I will reply.  I can hear something in my speakers from time to time, like a sound of static so I know the speakers work...but where did my sound disappear to?
patti
 

A:no sound period

Hello pat! What do you see in device manager??
Look in device manager and see if you have any yellow marks.
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm
 
Here's a whole bunch of suggestions for a HP tutorial ???http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01884922&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en
PS You may not have all the features, but you should have most of them.

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