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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

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

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

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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01 May 2018   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate

Well, seven years later and still this is one of the most obvious threads for this when Googling this problem.
I am on Win7 ultimate. I am trying to transfer my iTunes music folders to a microSD card. 52GB of data going onto a brand new 64GB micro SD card. I have tried this was FIVE different cards, so it's not a card issue. I have run chkdsk, defragged, done everything I have read online, still I can't do the transfer. After all this time, I am kinda hoping SOMEONE might have an actual solution, am I hoping in vain?
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