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sd card gets semaphore time period expired error

Q: sd card gets semaphore time period expired error

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.

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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Dear Community,
My G: Drive has one or multiple corrupt (dirty) files on it. Normally you can trouble shoot the problem, but this isn't working.
Going more indepth to solve the problem I tried the following command: CHKNTFS /X G: in CMD (Command Prompt).

This initally seemes to work but after some time it gives the following error:
"the specified i/o operation on hs was not completed before the time-out period expired"

Then you have 3 options, to cancel, try again or continue. Either way it's not solving the problem, which is to make my G: drive workable again.
Who can help me with this? I've added some screenshots the steps and errors i'm encountering.
Thanks in advance,
Martin 

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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.

A:semaphore timeout period

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

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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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My nephew is running a HP laptop with windows 7, he switched it on and got a blue screen followed by a Micsoft Screen saying that he has to activate windows, tried the product key but no luck.

Its about a 2 year old laptop bought new and was working fine over the weekend, any help much appreciated.

A:Activation Period Expired

Uncheck Automatically Activate When Online
When in Windows>Start>Search and type slui.exe 4
Choose your country and Phone Activation
Microsoft will help you from there.

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I purchased my Windows 7 Pro and installed it, thinking that I would activate it later, then didn't use the computer for some time. Now, when I attempt to activate, I'm told that my key has been blocked. The only solution I'm being offered is to purchase another key. Any suggestions? Thanks.



Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-CF8YX-P7HC9-XYYPB
Windows Product Key Hash: g8hXmE4DVHfoaiZB1Zgrsj6P5Dg=
Windows Product ID: 00371-221-2559932-86843
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {84277ABC-D534-4D53-B00E-17B0E1D27885}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.111025-1505
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, h... Read more

A:Activation Period Expired, Key Blocked. How Do I Activate?

Hi,

Have you tied activation by phone?

Regards,
Golden

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Hi All, I have bought my new laptop HP Envy AE101NX yesterday (25-May-2016). However, when I open HP support center application and recovery applications, where we see the warranty period information it is showing incorrect information. The store supervisor informed me that it is in 2 years warranty period. The information being showin in these apps is 6 Months and that too Start Date : XX/08/2015End Date :    XX/02/2016. This Feb-2016 is already passed. I could not understand how come the warranty is already expired, even though it is for 6 months for some reasons. Can anyone please advise on how to get this fixed? ThanksVamshi

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I was lazy and didn't back up my system recently...very bad of me, I know. My activation period for XP ended today and now I can't get back in until I call Microsoft. Unfortunately it's Sunday night and I need to get into my desktop!!

When I reactivate tomorrow, will everything be there? (Please say yes)

Is there any way of getting in tonight?

A:Didn't back up before activation period expired...

Once you activate your copy of XP, everything should be just as you left it.

If you had specialist software, you'd be able to access the data but you'd be limited as to what you could do with it

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I have WinRAR in my computer for extracting files. But it's not free.
When WinRAR trial period has expired, can I extract files?

A:When WinRAR trial period has expired, can I extract files?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV


I have WinRAR in my computer for extracting files. But it's not free.
When WinRAR trial period has expired, can I extract files?


Yes.

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As I had a spare copy of Win 7 (upgrade version)

I decided to configure a new Hard Drive (Which I have on swappable pull out trays)

So to make sure there were no bugs or glitches, this is what I did.

(1) Formatted the Drive

(2) Clean Install of Win XP

(3) Clean Install of Win 7 (To Upgrade XP to Win 7)

(4) Using an Iso Disk I burned I then installed a free upgrade to Win 10 (which was accepted and registered by MS)

Everything was fine except for one thing.

When I try and use MS Edge, I get a banner on the Screen which says 'This App can't open, your trial period for this App has now expired.

Visit the Windows Store to purchase the Full App

Then there is a Link to go to the Store but there is no sign of an App for MS Edge!

I don't understand what's going on here, so need some advice what to do.

I've still got Edge on this Hard Drive but not on this other New Drive.

A:Can't get Edge Browser on New Hard Drive Trial Period Expired!

Try this that I found it may work for you as I have had no trouble at all
***YOU MUST HAVE THE WINDOWS FIREWALL SERVICE RUNNING FOR THIS TO WORK***

1. Find C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
2. Right-click and Run as Administrator
3. Copy this line:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

4. Right-click in the Powershell window to Paste and then press Enter.
5. There is no need to restart. The fix should implement right away.

If you have previously disabled Windows Firewall or do not have it running, the above steps will result in errors. Use the steps below to enable Windows Firewall and the reverse if you wish to turn it off again afterwards.

1. Right-click the Start button -> Click Run
2. Type Services.msc and press Enter
3. Scroll down to find Windows Firewall
4. Right-click then click Properties
5. Under Startup Type dropdown -> Select Manual. Click Apply
6. In the top left portion of the Services Window, Click Start this service.
7. Now follow the steps in the first section, and it should work.

These steps worked for this guy
They have no guarantee to work for you
Also worked for the other person as well.

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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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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'm getting now this error now after 1 year
We been using VDI-Windows 7 for more  than a year , suddenly we got this message

Can please advise what wrong in VDI image ?
Observation :
> office and Windows OS is NOT immediately activate through KMS

> delay of 1 to 2 minutes before successfully activated the windows / MS office  

Error :
License Status: Additional grace period (KMS license expired or hardware out of tolerance)
---------------------------
Windows Script Host
---------------------------
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
Activation ID: ae2ee509-1b34-41c0-acb7-6d4650168915
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00392-00170-918-500000-03-1033-7601.0000-0602015
Installation ID: 008975677433059582065751136626964085574702997444417101
Partial Product Key: HVTHH
License Status: Additional grace period (KMS license expired or hardware out of tolerance)
Time remaining: 43200 minute(s) (30 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 18/1/2016 3:45:43 PM
Please use slmgr.vbs /ato to activate and update KMS client information in order to update values.


Robert

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This is a fully activated TechNet Office Pro Plus 2010 which is generating this message when trying to save a spreadsheet only, not with Word Doc.

A:microsoft excel "Trial period has expired, request new template"

Strange one, Greg.

Have you tried an Office Repair?

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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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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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Hello, I'm sure Shawn is aware of this setting, and I'm sure he'll eventually read this, and can link me to the post to how to do it =)

I have my computer set up to when it is idle after 5 minutes, it will turn the screen blank for 3 seconds then it will show the lock screen. Sometimes I'm at the computer desk busy doing something non-computer related, and all of a sudden I notice in the corner of my eye that the screen goes blank. I had the computer set up to whenever that happened I grab the mouse real quick and move it to come right back to whatever was showing on the screen before it goes to the lock screen. Reason why I want to catch it right in time is so I don't have to re-type the password at the lock screen. There is a setting somewhere that lets me do that. Where is it again?

A:Where Is That Few Second Time-Out Grace Period Again?

Hello pepanee,

This may be what you're after.

Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8

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My pc randomly reboots itself after a period of time. It usually happens when Im running about 3-4 IE browsers, AIM, and Outlook Express for a while. i thought it was my overclocked CPU that was the problem, so i disabled over heat turn-off in the BIOS. Could there be errors in my registry?

Athlon 2500+ XP overclocked to 3400+ (42 C at rest)
Abit NF7-S2 Motherboard
 

A:PC Reboots itself after being on for a period of time

That processor is seriously overclocked.

Overclocking reduces the lifespan of the hard ware and also overclocks the RAM and PCI bus, so have you tried not overclocking the system?

There is no point in turning off the overheating monitor in the BIOS if the processor isn't overheating, which it doesn't appear to be doing if its temperature is only 42 degrees.
 

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I have a very idiotic problem in which i start the PC, play for 20 minutes and then the computer starts to load it self for no reason. The CPU usage is close to 98% so i can't play no more. Same thing if i restart the PC, it works like a charm for 20 minutes then it slow's down.

Any ideas?

A:PC slow's down a lot after a period of time

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NSRacer


I have a very idiotic problem in which i start the PC, play for 20 minutes and then the computer starts to load it self for no reason. The CPU usage is close to 98% so i can't play no more. Same thing if i restart the PC, it works like a charm for 20 minutes then it slow's down.

Any ideas?


How about we start with your system specs.

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Hi all.

I am currently running Combofix on my laptop, however I am a bit worried about how long it is taking.

It at present only states:

Deleting Files/Folders:

"C:\Program Files\JavaCore\JavaCore.exe"
"C:\Program Files\JavaCore\UnInstall.exe"
"C:\Program Files\network monitor\netmon.exe"
"C:\WINDOWS\dobe~1\msdtc.exe"
"C:\WINDOWS\dobe~1\?dobe\"
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\msnav32.ax"
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\zxdnt3d.cfg"

It has been like this for 15 minutes, should I be worried?
 

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Hello, and thank you soo much for helping!!

I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate Home Edition with unknown service pack addition. The machine is an inspiron 1720 and is about 1.5 years old.

The problem I am having is that my machine will freeze after about 15-20 minutes when it is left alone. If I am using it it runs fine. But say I leave and come back about 30 minutes later it will be completely frozen. I will have to hold the power off button to turn it off and then turn it back on.

Just today a problem appeared from the computer saying "A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly."

Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20090806-1559.dmp
sysdata.xml
Version.txt

View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: 8514B510
BCP2: 8F80BFC0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

That is what I could find from it. This problem has been on going for a few weeks. After the freezing problem started I ran into a nasty trojan horse, but through the help of Chemist on your forum, I was able to defeat the vir... Read more

A:Freezing After a period of time

Is it set to sleep or hibernate after a period of time?
It may be having trouble waking up.
I have mine set to monitor off after 15 mins and sleep set to never.
Try those settings and see if it is any better.
Right click the desktop|personalize|screen saver|change power settings|change when computer sleeps.

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Is there any way that i can set my Windows XP x64 Version computer to lock itself out after 2 minutes or something?

A:Lock Windows after a period of time

greetings
will you explain a little more clearly what you want to do.. and please remove the link from your signiture.
thankyou

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I recently assembled a new rig, meant for gaming. I've updated everything with the latest drivers and all. My problem is this: after a certain amount of time, be it in a game or on a web page, my computer reboots. I haven't been able to narrow down the reason or the culprit, but I was suspecting my video card and my hard drive.

- ATI Radeon HD 4870
- Seagate Barracuda 500GB (fw:3.AAK)
* The rest of my system's specs are in the CPUZ dump I've attached (I believed it was the best way to detail my hardware )

How did I narrow it down to those two? For starters, I have a hunch I don't have enough cooling equipment in my computer case. The thing is, I don't know "how much" is enough or too little. I also haven't found a utility that will show me the temps, besides the system BIOS, but I wanted something that would show me the temps when the parts are working full throttle. So, I believed it was the video card because of some odd glitches I see while playing Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion. When some transparency shaders are shown in the game, the screen shows a diagonal tear going right across my screen from top right to bottom left, corner to corner. By tear, I mean a kind of misalignment. Another occasion where I've seen these glitches was while playing Crysis. I'd see the same diagonal tear, but also it would be accompanied by an odd, black, thick border on the bottom of my screen and the right side. Next to the borders there wer... Read more

A:New Heavy rig reboots after a period of time

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Hello.

I encountered several BSODs within days of each other. I don't play games or download anything on my PC. I just use it for surfing the net and general usage (mostly Office). I also technically faced a blue screen just 2 days ago. I clicked on a folder and suddenly my monitor flickered and I saw a flash of blue before it went black.

I am using Windows 7 32 bit.

I am not very tech savvy so I would appreciate all the help I can get.

Attached are the minidump files.

Thank you very much.

A:Several BSODs within short period of time

Code:
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff8800db97408, fffff8800db96c60, fffff880012ba9d7}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsTeardownStructures+77 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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As we can see a memory volume is corrupt somewhere, so lets see if we can track it down.

Can you try this please: Run Chkdsk /f /r to detect and resolve any file system structural corruption. You must restart the system before the disk scan begins on a system partition.

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firefox.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.


this message displays permanently after a period of time of using a browser and
then i'm forced to close the browser ......kindly help me.....thanks.

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My desktop computer recently got BSOD once. I thought it was nothing and so I restarted my PC. After around 10 minutes, it BSODed again. I restarted again and boom! After around 10-15 minutes, another BSOD appeared. What could be the problem? Did something I recently installed cause this?(MagicJack) Or other malfunctions? My computer is really weak and was busted several times before and It was loaded with games but I managed to uninstall almost all of them 2 weeks before it got the BSOD
SPECS
Pentium 4 3.00 ghz
nVidia GeForce 210
1 Gig ram
60 GIG of total harddrive space, around 36 Gig left
Asus P5KPL-AM-EPU(Motherboard)
Windows XP SP3
 

A:Computer always BSODs after a certain period of time

You left out one of the most important items. What is the exact make and model of your power supply?
 

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So I have a somewhat halfway decent computer on windows 8.1 intel core i3-2130 cpu 3.40 ghz with 6 gb of ram 64 bit system that has been a consistently good computer for doing the basics google searching youtube playing small games even able to run smite on lowest with decent frames per second and minimal lag but ever since yesterday this computer is trash

it started when even at the desktop it would take twice as long for everything to work like using the search bar or starting smite would all take longer even some instant things became 2 second things smite would lag like crazy and completely froze or crashed multiple times which is all completely new things to me it seemed to lag more oddly enough after using the text chat feature

these problems were hard to solve as even the desktop would freeze when i tried to get some of the newest computer updates i had to shut my computer down 20 times since yesterday which cant be healthy

after a bit i got stuck in the this pc needs to restart blue screen loop so i listened to a youtube video that told me how to stop it using command prompt it did it one more time still afterwards then went back to normal all ran fine so i played a game of smite halfway thru it lagged hard then crashed at the very end

the last software installed was minecraft a week ago we have no virus protection but the firewall is on but i tried to do a system recovery of the day before this started and it failed because something in the c drive called like ... Read more

A:My computer has become trash in a one day time period

sorry for no commas and bad structure i am desperate and didnt have the nerve to take my time during this post
 

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My computer is set to automatically lock after 10 minutes of user idle. I want to run a task when I log on, but only if the machine has previously been idle for an hour. This is so the task only runs when I've actually been away from the computer, not just if it's timed out. Is this possible?

A:Run task on unlock after certain period of time

1. Have you tried task scheduler - create task -... triggers - new -begin .. - on WS unlock
Then once it is setup disable it. But you would have to enable it if you knew how long the machine would be unattended.
I did not see any option for the task to run only if idle for 1 hour though.

2. Or you could not use task scheduler - just set up a .bat file and run it manually as needed.
Welcome to the best Windows Forum on the Web!

I have a question, has anyone ever stumped the "panel" here at seven forums?
I wish I had joined here long ago!

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Hello,

I have been getting these BSoD's for a while now, and I have tried to figure them out, but I can't seem to. It's normally a "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" or something along those lines. It generally happens when I try to play any intensive games. I have tried updating my drivers, or at least my graphic drivers.

My Specs:
Age: A year and a few months.
OS: Windows 7 Professional x64 (Service Pack 1 - Retail)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU q6700
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260
Sound Card: Creative Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty

I am unable to preform the 'perfmon /report' as it gives me this error:
The interface is unknown.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Multiple BSoD over a period of time.

There are two causes:

1. Your Death Adder mouse software driver is the main cause, please update its driver
Razer Drivers

2. sptd.sys, part of Deamon Tools and Alcohol 120%


   Information
Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads
You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.


Code:
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000047, fffff80002ac05fc, 0, fffff88004fae398}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\dadder.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dadder.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dadder.sys
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys
Probably caused by : dadder.sys ( dadder+6da... Read more

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I took spare hard drive I had and installed 8 on my Dell notebook. Everything went well all driver loaded and I have been playing with it for a couple of days now, I like it. The only problem I'm having is after hours, I never really timed it, my computer shuts down and I have to restart it. Was wondering if anyone else was having this issue. I don't use it on battery for the most part and leave it plugged in. I checked power management,everythng is set correctly.

A:windows 8 shut down on its own after a period of time

Hi, welcome to forums...
Have you installed Windows 8 correctly? Which beta you are using right now? Did you let the notebook plugged in most time, if that's the case, you need to troubleshoot the battery

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