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Windows 7: error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

16 Nov 2011   #11
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LenG58 View Post
thanks again for taking the time to work with me on this. i have moved the bulk of the data on my internal hard drive d: to an external drive and defragged the d: drive. i now have 80% free space on the d: drive. i tried copying the folder again and still get the same error message. still at square 1
i don't know how i missed this post how much of the info are you able to transfer if any?


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16 Nov 2011   #12
LenG58

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

it's interesting. the folder is 4.37gb. (it's my thunderbird email profile) some of the data copies, then it gets hung on a sub-folder and times out. i am then given the choice to "try again" or "skip". if i select "try again" it yields the error message again. if i select "skip" it then skips that sub-folder and continues copying the rest. i wind up getting 2.53gb of the 4.37gb copied.
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18 Nov 2011   #13
LenG58

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

might anyone suggest a better place to post this, since it looks like a dying thread here? thanks!
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19 Nov 2011   #14
LenG58

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

problem solved! for some strange reason when i ran chkdsk on drive c: (which was one of the proposed solutions) windows did not report any errors. i ran it again today accessing the command prompt with "run as administrator" and windows reported bad clusters in one of the sub-folders of my thunderbird profile. after making repairs all is well...
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