Good Morning All,
I am having issues installing Windows updates, they have been failing upon install for the past 3-4 months. I get the error code 80070079, "The Semaphore timeout has expired". So I tried backing up my data to just wipe it and reload the OS, the backup fails as well, same error message. Then I tried moving files manually to an external drive and that as well timeouts on the larger files. I have searched the Internet and it many people seem to have this issue and it relates to the network adapter, but I am not trying to do anything over the network (Updates are already downloaded just waiting to install), so I feel it is something else. Does anyone know of a fix or possible solution? I searched semaphore through the registry and there are a lot of entries, but not sure if i need to change any of them or not?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Machine is a Dell Optiplex 780, Windows 7 32-Bit, 4GB Ram, 800GB HDD, Broadcomm Network Adapter.