Windows Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

Windows Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

Windows Error 0x80070079 generally occurs while transferring files across the networks in a system.
Here at Outsource Path, as part of our Technical Support Services, we regularly help our Customers to fix Windows related errors.
In this context, we shall look into the main causes of this error and how to fix it.

What triggers Windows Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired ?

Error 0x80070079 could be as a result of several factors which includes the incorrect configuration of drivers or the network, as well as deadlock state or the server being loaded with a lot of tasks and if any location is not available.
Also, you can experience this error when you try to create a System Image or copy or move files on your computer.
When it occurs, you will get an error message such as this;

Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired.

How to fix Windows Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired ?

To fix this error, you can try to run the three built-in Network-related troubleshooters or update or reinstall the network adapter drivers or perform a network reset.
For more details, follow the options laid out below.

1. Try to run the three built-in Network-related troubleshooters
The first thing you could do to fix the problem is to run any or the three built-n troubleshooters related to Network such as Incoming Connections, Network Adapter and Shared Folders troubleshooters. To access them, just open the Windows Settings app, and go to Update & security > Troubleshoot.
From there, run any or each one of the aforementioned troubleshooters.

2. Update the Network Adapter drivers
You might also want to update the Network Adapter drivers by following these steps:
i. Tap the Win + R keys to launch the Run window and then type in the “msc” command and hit Enter to open the Device Manager window.
ii. Under the Device Manager, you will see a list of drivers. From there, look for the Network Adapters and expand it.
iii. Then right click on each one of the Network drivers and update them all.
iv. Restart your PC and see if it helped in fixing the BSOD error.

Note: If updating the network drivers didn’t help in fixing the “Windows could not find a driver for your network adapter” error, you can also try to uninstall the very same drivers and restart your Windows 10 PC.
After that, the system itself will reinstall the drivers you just uninstalled. Alternatively, you can also download and install the drivers from the manufacturer’s website directly.

To reinstall the network adapter driver, refer to these steps:
i. Open the Devices Manager from the Win X Menu.
ii. Then locate the device drivers and right click on them to open the Properties.
iii. After that, switch to the Driver tab and click on the Uninstall Device button.
iv. Follow the screen option to completely uninstall it.
v. Finally, restart your computer. It will just reinstall the device drivers automatically.

3. Perform a Network Reset
Network Reset is a feature in Windows 10 that will help you reinstall the Network adapters as well as reset the Networking Components back to its original settings.
i. Open the Start Menu and click on the Settings icon.
ii. Next, click on the Status link on the left side where you should see the status of your Network. Aside from that, you should also see a link that will let you open the Network Troubleshooter – click on that link to expand Network Troubleshooter.
iii. Under Network Troubleshooter, select the link for “Network reset”.
iv. After you click on Network reset, it should redirect you to the following page. From there, click on the Reset now button.

[If the suggestions provided above didn't help you in fixing Error 0x80070079 in Windows 10, do not worry. Consulting our Technical Support Team is another option that could help you. ]

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