"The semaphore timeout period has expired." while creating a backup on a secondary local drive.

Either timed backups, or manual backups to F:\ results in "The semaphore timeout period has expired."  I'm not trying to backup to a network drive, F:\ is a local drive with over 303GB.

Edit: I now understand it's trying to read from remote shared folders while trying to make the backup, but I don't care for that, I just want local things backed up.
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Follow the instructions below, which might help you in resolving issue.

 

Method 1:

 

Let us try to disable Antivirus security software and check if the issue is resolved.

Re-enable the security software after checking the issue.

 

You can also try to disable the firewall and check if the issue is resolved.

Re-enable the firewall after checking the issue.

 

Method 2:

 

Let us perform Disk cleanup and check if the issue is resolved.

 

Make sure that you have placed a check mark while in the desk cleanup window.

 

Delete files using Disk Cleanup

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Delete-files-using-Disk-Cleanup

 

Method 3:

 

Let us perform Clean boot procedure which might help you in resolving the issue.

 

Step 1: Perform a clean boot

Step 2: Enable half of the services

Step 3: Determine whether the problem returns

Step 4: Enable half of the Startup items
Step 5: Determine whether the problem returns

Step 6: Resolve the problem

Step 7: Reset the computer to start as usual

 

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

After checking the issue, put the computer back to the Normal mode.

Uninstall or update the program which is causing the issue.

 

Method 4:

 

1.      Restart the computer and tap the F8 key continuously.

2.       In the advance boot option. Select the Option "Repair your computer”. This will automatically get you to WinRE, from there select Command Prompt.

3.      Boot from the Windows Vista Disk (Press any key to boot to the DVD), then it will load the windows files and the select Install Now, next screen select “repair your computer" from there select Command Prompt. Once you get to the command prompt Windows, Please follow the above mention Steps.

4.      Type in chkdsk /f /r

5.      Press enter.

6.      Restart the computer and let the tool check all drives on the computer.

 

Please post back and let us know if this has helped to resolve your issue.

 

Regards,

KarthiK TP

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