Windows 10: Backup Error 0x81000039 semaphore timeout period has expired

Discus and support Backup Error 0x81000039 semaphore timeout period has expired in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi i was backing up my desktop 1 TB Internal to a Portable External 2TB HDD and i got this error ~ Windows encountered an error when accessing the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by sabre444, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. sabre444 Win User

    Backup Error 0x81000039 semaphore timeout period has expired


    Hi

    i was backing up my desktop 1 TB Internal to a Portable External 2TB HDD

    and i got this error ~


    Windows encountered an error when accessing the remote shared folder


    The Semaphore timeout period has expired

    error code 0x81000039

    Can anyone assist please

    simple step by step actions please Thankyou

    :)
     
    sabre444, Sep 22, 2019
    #1
  2. sunny203 Win User

    semaphore timeout period has expired


    So I had an issue with this external HDD a few days ago. It simply was not showing up and I still have no idea how it fixed. That thread is here:
    External HDD not Initializing, Not in , Need Recovery! - Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    Now the same drive is doing something a little different.

    Backup Error 0x81000039 semaphore timeout period has expired [​IMG]

    I'd backed up a large portion of my files and when I went to back up the rest I started getting this error.

    Unlike before the HDD is showing up. I'm guessing it has something to do with my partitions.
    When I bring up partition wizard I don't see the HDD there:

    Backup Error 0x81000039 semaphore timeout period has expired [​IMG]

    Unless I'm missing something....which I very likely am.

    Here what my Disk Management looks like

    Backup Error 0x81000039 semaphore timeout period has expired [​IMG]


    ALL HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED, and thanks!
     
    sunny203, Sep 22, 2019
    #2
  3. Fish62858 Win User
    semaphore timeout period has expired


    hello again...

    dang this thing is a pain!!

    new issue today, trying to save a tiny .rtf file to external USB drive, and get "semaphore timeout period has expired" message and have to save to local drive instead. also get the message if i drag and drop into the desired location.

    perhaps related to the issue i occasionally have: the machine loses connection to the external drive and either the folder shows empty (it's not!) or doesn't show as even being connected. little blue light on the drive will sometimes go out, sometimes not, but still no access...

    EDIT: i have two verbatim USB drive attached... one or the other of them will occasional disappear from This PC and when i look at device manager there is an error on that drive. i disconnect and reconnect and the drives show up and the error in device manger goes away... there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why this happens. when it does and i try to save something to the drive, that's when i get the "semaphore timeout period has expired"

    i have tried to update drivers using windows search online and it always says i have the best drivers loaded....

    the drives have been checked for errors and windows reports none... there is still quite a bit of available space on them (80+ gigs on each) and when they are connected and live, i can access files with no problem... it just decides to seemingly drop the drive randomly...

    thanks for any help...
     
    Fish62858, Sep 22, 2019
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  4. John Vil Win User

    Backup Error 0x81000039 semaphore timeout period has expired

    The semaphore timeout period has expired

    Your response is much appreciated, Ross. For an in-depth support, we recommend that you post this query in our
    IT Pro Technet Forums. This forum is
    composed of IT Professionals who can cater the complexity of your concern.

    Thank you.
     
    John Vil, Sep 22, 2019
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