During the transfer of files across networks, one error that occurs is Error 0x80070079, The semaphore timeout period has expired. Semaphore is simply a variable. This error is caused due to several factors. It includes the incorrect configuration of drivers or the network, deadlock state, the server being loaded with a lot of tasks or if any location is not available. This error message can even appear when trying to create a System Image, or Copy or Move files on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 as well as Windows 7.
Error 0x80070079, The semaphore timeout period has expired
The following methods should be effective to fix error 0x80070079 on your Windows 11/10 computer:
- Run 3 Network-related Troubleshooters.
- Update the Wireless Network drivers.
- Perform Network Reset.
1] Run 3 Network-related Troubleshooters
Open Windows 10 Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot. Run the following Network-related Troubleshooters in any order:
- Incoming Connections.
- Network Adapter.
- Shared Folders.
This should result in any conflicts being fixed.
In Windows 11, open Settings > System > TRoubleshoot to access the Network Troubleshooters.
2] Update the Wireless Network drivers
Outdated drivers can usually result in errors like these.
You can try to update the Wireless Network drivers and check if that fixes your issues.
3] Perform Network Reset
You can use the Network Reset button to reinstall Network adapters & set networking components to default settings. It will first remove and then reinstall all your network adapters and set other networking components back to their original settings and default values.
- Open Windows 10 Settings > Network & Internet > Status > Network reset to get started.
- Open Windows 11 Settings > Network & Internet > Advanced network settings > Network reset.
Hope something helps.