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Semaphore Time out period has expired

During my formating of my xtatix pocket candy mp3 player, this message came up "Semaphore Time out period has expired" what does this mean, and what should i do to fix it.

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  • sultkam Jun 23, 2008

    Thanks for your reply, but i've tried all that.
    Sometimes i get the message my mp3 has malfunctioned, other times it just does not come up. After a first, in a long time memory recovery came up, and then i went to reformat my mp3, the mp3 was finally founded on my hardware, but during the reformat state, when the bars start loading up , and it says do not take out your mp3, about 75% of the way, this message came up error:

    Semaphore Time out period has expired.For some reason the mp3 virus check thing is not working neither.

  • Steve Nordquist
    Steve Nordquist May 11, 2010

    That's a pretty opaque error message without any more information; if the error repeats itself when you retry, you might try formatting on a different USB port, or without your webcam or whatever running, until things are so simple it just works...or proves that its software is going awry. Try again after rebooting your PC or another PC and see if it's the same in that case....

    If that fails, maybe reinstall or update the player's software, or run an antivirus, or convince your antivirus you really mean to format.



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