Semaphore Timeout period expired

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Northland Lady - Mar 13, 2010 at 01:34 AM
Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Mar 13, 2010 at 03:53 PM
Hi, my computer got a nasty virus. When I started it up it would go into windows but then black screen. (i think the virus got the boot sector). I put the windows disk in, removed a partition and formatted the hard drive.

but when it went to load windows it came up with the following era message.

Windows couldnt be installed

"semaphore Timeout period expired"

I am trying to load windows xp on an external cd rom drive. Any ideas on how to fix it?

Thanks :-)
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Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,255
Mar 13, 2010 at 07:25 AM
Hello,

This is not a virus infection but a major problem related to drivers and network adapters.

I am more of a virus specialist so unfortunately I am not able to help you further. There are a lot of web sites referring to your problem, some gave leads to solving the problem but mainly with Vista.

Sorry!
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Northland Lady
Mar 13, 2010 at 12:14 PM
thanks for that! :-)
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Ambucias Posts 47360 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,255
Mar 13, 2010 at 03:53 PM
Hello Northland Lady,

The best answer I could find for you is this one, believe me I tried:

"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 Vista
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us

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"

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us

(KB932063) Several problems occur on a Windows Vista-based computer when you work in a wireless network environment

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us


If problem still persists after steps above, this issue is very possibly due to network devices or configurations,

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?

5. Models of the wireless network adapter and wireless router. "

If the above does not lead you to a solution, I strongly suggest that you post another thread on Kioskea but in the Windows or harware forum.

Best regards
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