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Vista: "The Semaphore Timeout Period Has Expired"

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

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?

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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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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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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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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 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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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.

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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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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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
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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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...

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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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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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.

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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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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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


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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.



Semper Fi

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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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My computer that had been running the Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium since early 2009 had become an appliance:  It worked every time it was turned on and it handled every network transaction that came through my DSL line.  I had set the "Windows
Update" program to check for updates periodically, every month or so, and then to inform me when ever any update was available.  I could tell when the "Windows Update" program had been checking for updates, as the CPU usage went up to 100
percent with the used memory amount "sawtoothed" up and down for about 15 to 20 minutes.   The "Windows Update" then would tell me about the available updates and it would ask whether it should load any of those. 

This  worked until about January 2016.  At that time, the "Windows Update" CPU usage would stay at 100 percent for more than an hour.  After that, it gradually got worse:  Around June 2016, it held the CPU at 100 percent usage
for about 14 hours.  In August 2016, the CPU is held at 100 percent usage by the "Windows Update" for more than 45 hours with no end in sight.  It did find some updates to load, but it would not load them as the CPU had no time to do that. 

"Windows Update" is currently holding the CPU at 100 percent load  this every time the machine is booted up until all of the updates are loaded and it can not do this as the C... Read more

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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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For my birthday this year, when my parents asked me what I wanted, I told them all I wanted was Flash. Unfortunately, I did not specify which version of Flash I wanted, so they immediately got the cheapest version they could find (and I don't really blame them). Anyway, they went ahead and got me an unopened version of Macromedia Flash MX 2004, which, of course, no longer has any sort of customer support. I just got around to installing it today, and when I was prompted to do so, I entered the valid serial number that came in the box. It said that the activation was successful, so I pressed continue, and the activation screen closed, but Flash did not launch. I tried to launch it, but it brought up a screen saying that my "Trial Period" had ended, and that I needed to activate my software. I proceeded to activate my software again by phone, hoping that before it had been some sort of internet problem. However, the same thing happened. My activation was successful, but when it closed and I had to relaunch, it said that my trial period was over. I called all the numbers I could find for customer support, but they all said that they no longer supported the product (however they did say that the activations I had made were successful after all). Does anyone have any solutions/advice other than buying a newer version of Flash?

A:Macromedia Flash MX 2004 "Trial Period Ended" Problems

ohh....their customer support are so bad!
why dont you use the latest vertion Flash CS3 ,i think it`s better than Flash MX 2004

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Build 14971 - When computer is booted, it boots to the desktop. However, after a period of inactivity (maybe 15 minutes or so), it changes from the desktop to the "Settings" page. While it is only a minor problem, it irritates me to not find the desktop on the screen. This never happened in previous builds of Win 10, only 14971.

I should note that in "Power Options" in the "Control Panel", I have set my Power Plan as "High Performance", and have set the computer to "Never" turn off the display and to "Never" put the computer to sleep. I do not know if this is related to my problem, but mention it if it is.I also looked at other "Settings" and could find nothing that should cause this activity.

Your ideas and solutions will be appreciated..

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Here is the HijackThis log from my parents computer. I already uninstalled "Spruce" because i saw elsewhere online that it is viral, but the problem persists. Basically, whenever I boot the machine, I get a message similar to "sorry, your license has expired you need to increase your license to continue work click the button below to fix this problem", with a button below it. The screen is completely black and I cannot do anything on it, then it tries to a fullscreen page in IE called porntube. The below log was obtained while in safemode as I can do nothing when I boot the machine regularly.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:32, on 2008-01-06
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gateway.net
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.gateway.net
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ms101.mysearch.com/sa/srchlft.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gateway.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First H... Read more

A:Computer Boots to Black Screen with "License Expired" message

nevermind, I'm getting more prompt help on a different forum. please disregard.

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I get this message when trying to load Corel VideoStudio 12. Any ideas??

A:Corel VideoStudio 12 "Security Information is either invalid or expired..."

search on google for Corel VideoStudio 12

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When I startup my laptop before going to log in screen "Preparing Network Connection" stays for about 3-5 minutes. which is frustrating. Any suggestions?

A:Slow startup - "Preparing Network Connections" stays for a long period of time

are you connecting to a domain?

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Hey guys,

I have another ravishing question for you. I have many (and I mean many) files where the words within the filename are separated not by spaces but rather by periods.


This is because my family uploads movies and other content on sites like Rapidshare and Hotfile, in which the filename cannot contain spaces. Therefore people use periods to separate the words of a given file.

My question is the following, is there a way to index my hard drives using either Windows 7 search or even Google Desktop in order to return a search result for the word "vacation" in my above example. At the moment it does not return a result since the word vacation is not separated by spaces.

As per my usual etiquette, if anyone helps me figure this out, I will post images of how to do so in the replies section of this posts.

Thanks for any input,

A:How to index/find files seperated by a period "."

Everything Search picks it right up:

Everything Search Engine

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I cannot find the correct method for removing the expired trial version of Outlook which was included with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Home and Business Office 2010.

I have Word and also Excel which I use in my business. What I want to do is be able to use the "send email" tab in the Excel file drop down menu. But when I click on the send as email tab, Outlook Tries to open, but I get this message window: "Thank you for installing Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010. This trial has expired. You may purchase a full version at any time by clicking upgrade now (below)"

I do not use Outlook at all. I prefer to use gmail as the default email. I want to be able to click on any link to reply or send an email and have gmail pop open (like Outlook tries to do).

I have read several link articles on how to do this, but none have worked. ANYONE ??


A:Outlook "Trial Expired" I want to use Gmail as my go to email

Hey Ricobob-

I'm not as familiar with using strictly web-based email accounts (or Excel) as some, so there might very well be an easy way for you to do this without using any third party email programs, but what about installing Thunderbird (free)?

It sounds as if Outlook is the default email for Excel (??). I don't know if you are able to change the defaulted email client to what you want within Excel, or if it uses the system's defaulted email. I'm not even sure you can use a non-MS email client, as I know nothing about Excel.

You should be able to easily configure Thunderbird to work with your Gmail account. In fact, I think it might do most of it for you.

If interested in, see HERE and HERE.


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I have Dell inspiron series Intel core i3 processor. Till morning my laptop was working fine but after sometime when I checked on the led at it was blinking red indicating failure of battery status. During all this time my charger was connected to my laptop. When I removed my charger my system shut down and when I again plugged my charger and started it it is showing "Your battery has expired permanent failure and needs to be replaced press F1 to continue or something and Press F2 system setup"I pressed F1 and continued it bt the reed blinking didn't go.
Any suggestions before going to replacement of the battery? 

A:"Your battery has expired permanent failure and needs to be replaced"

Go to BIOS by pressing F2 and provide me the battery status.
Is AC Adapter LED is on when connected?
Have you tried a different adapter?
Kindly run the diagnostics by pressing F12 and let me know the results.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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A popup notice claimed that my McAffee Subscription had expired which was a surprise since I use AVG as my antivirus protection. Then my online access became super slow. I run Spyware Search and Destroy, Hitman Pro and Emergency Kit Scanner and the problem is fixed for a couple of days but then back to glacial internet speeds with many unable to Connect and Page Timed Out messages. Something is reinstalling whatever is causing the problem and neither AVG nor any of the anti-malware programs I've tried are able to get rid of the problem. This is on a 2 month old reinstallation of Win 10. All offline Win 10 programs and functions work normally. A 2nd laptop connects normally, so it isn't a problem with my modem config or the connection itself.

I'm stumped. Any help you guys can offer would be most welcome.


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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.


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 2 Nas and sometimes a third and its annoying as he.. that when ever i reboot "which i do a lot" i get the Windows could not load all network drives.
Its a problem because i have to open Explorer and click the Red mark over my Nas or else my files will not load in kodi or any other Program where i use my nas folders it must be a timeout or something because when i open Windows Explorer and click the red mark on my nas they load instantly.
So anyone easy fix please i am to lazy to google it, i haven't tried if you could just change the network service from Automatic to Automatic "Delayed" so if anyone has the answer because i am fat and lazy "well maybe not fat Weighs 69 kg and am 180 cm so" but just lazy then plz make a quick reply i offer no reward expect you earn my respect should be enough for most
nah kidding i can google it myself but i am of to play some D3 for some 8 hrs yes i know 43 years old plays D3 "what a kid"
Well i enjoy D3 but hate Grinding for IK "D3 fans will know what IK is" hehe
hmm why do my post always seem to get so long? must be because i like to hear my self talk or in this case write.
So quick fix for the damn annoying windows could not reconnect all my network drives stupid windows that i have to click them to make them visible.
thx guys and girls

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Hi I have an Asus G74Sx and here are my specs: Windows (Service Pack 1) CPU TYPE: Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz CPU SPEED: 2.03 GHz SYSTEM MEMORY: 8.57 GB VIDEO CARD MODEL: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M VIDEO CARD MEMORY: 4.26 GB VIDEO CARD DRIVER: nvd3dum.dll DESKTOP RESOLUTION: 1600x900 HARD DISK SIZE:
473.26 GB

Now my problem is whenever I boot up my computer, and it tries to load windows, the screen starts getting crazy green lines (http://imgur.com/gbVtBqP) goes black, and eventually a blue screen pops up (http://imgur.com/O8IMBJg).

Now it should be known, I have just received my computer back from Asus repair where I RMAd it because the motherboard had to be replaced because it was surged and no longer allowing it to charge. We also replaced the hard drive disk. The time between it stopped charging and I sent it and got it back repaired was 28 weeks. I never had this problem prior to the motherboard busting, and have had it since getting it back. When it first happened, I thought it was because since I had gotten it back I had not updated my drivers (all my data had been erased), so I updated to the most recent version, and for the most part the problem was fixed, until all of a sudden it started again.

The problem first started occurring while playing games, the computer would get the green lines above, completely freeze and have to be restarted. Then it started to get the green lines, black out, and come back giving a message saying "the display ... Read more

A:"Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout has failed."

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Hi there.

I am looking for some software to impose time limit restriction for logons (with more flexibility than the built in parental controls) and also time limits for running programs (e.g. 2 hours for program X, an hour for program Y, no limit for program Z, etc). It would be nice if it has remote management through a web interface, but that is not essential. I was wondering if anyone has recommendations?

I found Romaco Timeout, which looks like it would at least do what is needed for logons (and maybe programs, too), but this has been discontinued. It doesn't matter if it's paid or free, just something that is maintained and compatible with Windows 7 64 bit.

I've seen TimesUpKidz, which seems to be good but just does logon limits (as far as I can tell) rather than programs as well.

I know it sounds quite unkind, but my stepdaughter can end up spending all day just playing games and watching videos on YouTube (and similar sites). Her mother wants to put some limits in place, which we have already done at router level for Internet access. We don't want to have to keep continually spend our time "policing" her, but rather she has predefined time limits (which has worked well with her Internet time) and give her responsibility for using her time.

Thanks in advance.



A:Looking for software similar to "Timeout" (logon time limits)

Hi Daznov and Welcome to Seven Forums .. You seem to have found most of the Software which imposes time limits .. Except for Computer Time .. It is not Free though but might be what you are looking for ..

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I'm experiencing BSID issues apparently due to graphic card.

Computer:vaio vgn-fw51mf laptop
system : windows 7 home premium 64 service pack 1.
graphic card:

The issues started with computer bugs when Alt-tabbing, but one day I got a "Attempt to reset display driver and recover from timeout" bluescreen and since then the only way to make the computer run properly is to disable the graphic card driver from the control pannel.

The bluescreen does not allways appear, but the screen frequently goes black just right after the windows screen, or sometimes windows starts but I immediately get continuous ?Display driver stopped responding and has recovered? errors.

Initially I thought that it was a hard drive issue, as I've been running the computer several months with an almost full hard drive, but now that I freed some HD space (205 free GB out of 454 GB) the problem persist.

I tried to unistall my drivers and update them: any results. I hope not have a hardware issue!

Please, any help will be precious!
Thanks in advance

I attach the DM Log Collector file

A:"Attempt to reset display driver and recover from timeout" BSOD vaio

Hello welcome to SF.
Give me a few minuets and i will look into this for you.

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Hey there,

I've been having this issue for a while now and I'm starting to become more bewildered by the minute. After buying the PC back in April and receiving it via mail (from Overclockers.co.uk), I've had numerous bluescreens (most of which happened while gaming, one happened on the desktop when using Photoshop CS5) mentioning a clock timeout.

The following is from the latest minidump:
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An expected clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor in an
MP system within the allocated interval. This indicates that the specified
processor is hung and not processing interrupts.
Arg1: 0000000000000021, Clock interrupt time out interval in nominal clock ticks.
Arg2: 0000000000000000, 0.
Arg3: fffff88002f64180, The PRCB address of the hung processor.
Arg4: 0000000000000002, 0.

Debugging Details:



PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe


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A:CPU issue - 101 "clock interrupt timeout" BSoD.

Strange as it may sound, I've known this error to disappear after the OS was re-installed.

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Firstly, i was on problem where my monitor stopped to turn off in 1 minute (Im using auto turn off monitor). I tried to figure out what the problem is. Then i tried the settings on command prompt. I used "powercfg.exe /?" to see the list of available commands and i modified value of "powercfg-change-monitor-timeout-ac" into 0.1

And, it doesnt work. My monitor still wont shut. Next, i reboot my computer and after that, i waited for 1 min on my desktop and monitor finally turned off.

lol. So the problem is because i havent reboot my computer yet.

So my question is, what is the default value of that setting (powercfg-change-monitor-timeout-ac) and what is the function of that command? I need to revert it back to default because i have screw it up.


A:Default value of "powercfg-change-monitor-timeout-ac"

15 is the number i have for high performance settings, but if you open the power setting gui there is a button to restore defaults

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Hi all,

So my monitor randomly blacks out during gameplay, this issue has occured while I've been playing Minecraft and League of Legends. However, it is yet to hinder me while I play Battlefield or Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Simply put, it's just damn strange.

I recently upgraded to an MSI mainboard and now I actually get an error message.

MSI BIOS report: "HyperTransport Sync Flood Error"
Event Viewer report: "HyperTransport Watchdog Timeout Error
Component: AMD Northbridge
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: HyperTransport Watchdog Timeout Error
Processor ID: 0"

The problem only persists while the Radeon HD 6770 is installed but not while the GeForce 9500GT is installed.

Hyper Transport is processor technology (as far as I'm aware). So I'm left confused (again), I'd really like to know what my card is doing to cause such a stir. Or is it totally down to the processor? Any thoughts...

If any information is needed, ask away

I understand that maybe a couple of you read up on my previous and unresolved 'BSOD problem' but since I'm actually getting an error, I thought I'd put it forward and see of I get any joy out of this.

A:Solved: "HyperTransport Watchdog Timeout Error"

I've finally figured out the solution to this god damned problem. I can't believe I didn't try this in the first place.. So a big *facepalm* for me.

If anyone else is having a similar problem regarding the HyperTransport, increase the voltage to it to around 1.3V if this is your default and you have a decent PSU, you could try boosting it a little more.

I hope this does help someone as I almost had my hair out with it.

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I have just installed 7600.16385 and have two problems: 1) a two-minute timeout while the "Starting Windows" screen is displayed while booting, and 2) CD/DVD drive does not show up in Device Manager.

System configuration in tech specs below.

I saw the same problem on both RC1 and 7264.

While booting, the system stalls at "Starting Windows" for 2+ minutes. This error message is in the event log:

Log Name: System
Source: iaStorV
Date: 7/30/2009 10:41:00 AM
Event ID: 9
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Orca
The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="iaStorV" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49156">9</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-07-30T17:41:00.275863000Z" />
<Security />
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A:"Starting Windows" - 2 minute timeout, CD not found

Are all your drives being detected by your BIOS? Temporarily disconnect your optical drive, check with the BIOS to make sure, and see if that makes any difference to your bootup.

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I have Windows 7 and a Motorola SB5101 Modem. My problem is that I'm getting a consistent "connection timed out" error on a specific website and no other site seems to be affected by it on three different browsers. The only thing I can figure is something having to do with a brief power outage that happened last night. I have tried disabling all my AV/Firewall programs, resetting the modem, trying to open port 443 (the port mentioned in the error message), system restore a couple days back and safe mode with networking, all to no avail.

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Hi, donno why recently some site cant/very slow access, i usually go to them everyday... works fine until yesterday...

site like
??????? ???????????? etc

will it be internet problem? others site no slow or whatever issue.. hmm.. please help..

THANKS by lee

A:"Request Timeout" in cmd ping.. cant access webpage..

Hi Lee,

Try booting into Safe Mode with Networking by restarting your computer, tapping F8 and select this option. See if you can access the problematic site(s) with out any issues.

Is this a wired or wireless issue? Have you tried connecting using both options?

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I'm working on a friend's old Dell Latitude D600.
I type in Google.com or Google and this thing keeps wanting to go to https://www.google.com (as in secure with an "s"). I also get an error message saying "Certificate Expired". What is causing this?

The hosts file is normal.

A:"Certificate expired" for https://www.Google.com

Google is now redirecting to https:// They are no longer using http. What browser are you using? (IE, Firefox, Chrome)? Delete all temporary internet cache, cookies etc. Do a full scan with Anti Virus software, and Malwarebytes, followed by CCleaner. Try a different browser. Make sure computer has all Windows Updates.

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I got a client that logs into our web based ticketing system. They are constantly kicked off the site with a session expired error just after a couple minutes of being logged in.

I have cleared their cache, deleted cookies, and reset their password within the site a few times. I am kind of stuck on what could be causing them to get a session expired error so quickly after log in. They are not able to stay connected to carry out functions.

Any ideas what else could cause this issue?

A:Solved: "Session Expired" Assistance please

Just a suggestion..
Check your ticketing system's config files and find a web.xml file.

Check to find a session timeout setting.It should look like this:
<session-config> <session-timeout>120</session-timeout> </session-config>

It may have a browser specific command or the timeout values are the issue.
Also, try having them view it in another browser.

Again, not 100% sure, just a suggestion.

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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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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I've got everything up and running with my Vista x64 pc (finally!) and I wanted to put my pictures/videos/music on it. I plugged in my 1tb (WD MyBook Essential 2.0, powered separately from pc) external hdd and heard the "beep" or whatever that sound is that Windows makes when it acknowledges a USB device. However, when I tried to open up "Computer" it froze (just that window, not the whole pc) and I realized it was still registering the drive. I have to wait about 10 minutes before I can actually pull up the contents of the drive. Every time I plug it back in it does the same thing. This DOES NOT happen on any of the 3 or 4 XP machines I have plugged this into...it is immediately recognized and I can view the contents instantly.

When it comes to transferring files, it is VERY slow (approx. 2mbps) and in some cases, it won't let me transfer the file because it says the file/folder is corrupt. But if I plug it into my XP machine, the file/folder is fine and I can view or open it no problem.

I tried using a SanDisk 4gb flash drive to make sure it wasn't just my drive. It recognized this no problem (Windows made the "beep") and I could view the contents instantly, but I when I try to transfer files, it starts out fast (approx. 30mbps) then slows down, freezes, and eventually "loses" the drive. It says it can no longer find the drive. When I go to unplug it, I notice the flash drive's light is off and when I unplug it, ... Read more

A:USB External HDD & Flash Drive "Timeout"

Try plugging your WD drive into a 32bit Vista machine and see if it works smoothly there. Maybe a driver problem on the 64 platform.

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