Help! I have a Dell P-4 1.9 with 500 ram and I get the following error with every DVD program I have. The programs will seem to copy for a couple of minutes and get to about 3 or 4% then “error, the semaphore timeout period has expired”. I have plenty of ram and HD, I have a 160gig Western Digital HD with 75% available. I was coping just fine several months ago, I made successful copies with Clone DVD, Roxio and DVD Shrink (with Nero), I was running Any DVD at the time. Before the trial period for Any DVD and Clone DVD ran out I started getting this error. I gave up for the summer but it’s getting dark sooner and I am way behind in my archiving. I had X-Copy Platinum but that was a waste of $150 and I don’t plan on making that mistake again, I have reformatted the HD after uninstalling X-Copy. I was real happy with Any DVD and DVD Shrink or Clone DVD.
I even get the error when I try to burn a DVD of files I have captured myself, so I know it has nothing to do with copy protection. I have uninstalled all of the above files and tried with just one installed and get the same error. I am down to reformatting my HD & want to avoid that if at all possible. Any ideas???