Backup Server 2008

We have been backing up our 2008 server using the built in backup utility in Windows.

All of a sudden we get this "The semaphore period has expired".  This goes on for a few days.  Googling shows that maybe the drives we are trying to backup are too full.  The C drive is 80/231 free (35%), the E drive is 304GB free and the R drive is 171GB free.

Another suggestion is the backup drive is bad.  Replacing the drive yields the same results.

Any thoughts?
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAsked:
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
I'd conclude that chkdsk would imply that something went wrong with the new drive... as well as the previous drive.

Seems unlikely but I'll give it a try.
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
I ran a chkdsk... didn't take long at all.  Ran chkdsk /F on the drive and it showed no errors.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Run the CHKDSK /f on both backup source and target drives. Note, you should check all of C: E: and R: drives.
And make sure you start the CHKDSK using Run As Administrator.
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
I assume that I cannot be helped here.

Thanks anyway.
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Please delete... appears that there isn't much in the way of help.
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