Troubleshooting Event ID 9 - The device, xxxxx, did not respond within the timeout period.

19 March,2012 by Jack Vamvas

The System logs returned :

 The device, xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, did not respond within the timeout period.

 Some common causes

1)      SCSI controller  firmware

2)      Incorrect transfer settings

3)      SCSI Cabling

4)      Other controllers creating bus contention


Record all the device model numbers and firmware revisions, and check with the manufacturer for any known issues.

Under Windows Server 2003, you can view model and firmware revisions for hardware under the following registry location:


See Also

 Powershell Get-EventLog and Event Log messages

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