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How to Fix Windows Error 0x80070057

Error 0x80070057 prompt on Windows setup

This error 0x80070057 is another Windows error that is no longer strange to every Windows user. From the reigning days of Windows XP till now this issue has persisted and is never an error that cannot be fixed. In this guide we will be showing you a few steps that you can take to bring this error to a halt. How to fix the issue “The Security Database on the Server does not have a Computer Account for this Workstation Trust Relationship” on Windows Server [Part 2], How to Quickly Fix Windows Search Bar Not Working, How to fix the issue “The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop License Servers available to provide a license”, How to Fix “Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the Requested Service” error, Connecting Windows to printer failed: Error 0x000004f8.

Windows Backup Error 0x80070057
Error 0x80070057

But what exactly is this Windows Error Code 0x80070057?

The 0x80070057 error code means that your Windows system ran into a storage issue. It could be that your HDD or SSD does not have any free space to accommodate any operation like copying of files, downloading or carrying out an installation. But this Window error could also mean that there exists a file system incompatibility, a corrupt file, a corrupt HDD, or any other storage-related issue.

This Error 0x80070057 occurs whenever you try doing this:

  • Backing up your files, and there is corruption.
  • When installing a Windows operating system and one of the partitions is corrupted.
  • When some external forces are interfering with the Windows Update process.
  • While installing updates the system encounters some hindrance, and the system will try to complete installation.

Most times it is always difficult to guess right what causes this error, but if it happens while performing Windows updates or copying of files the chance is that your system ran out of disk space.

We will show you a few steps on fixing Error 0x80070057 anytime you encounter this Windows error.

  • Disk Drive Cleanup

Always strive to conduct disk drive cleanup on your system. So many times, the system keeps the old version of your OS into a folder called Windows.old and some other irrelevant files that have really taken up disk space on your computer. Executing this cleanup process will eliminate unwanted files, retaining accepted ones and reducing occurrences of this Windows error.

Disk Clean Up
Disk Cleanup

  • Check Windows Update

Sometimes this error could be a result of a missing update. You simply need to check for any missing updates by confirming the presence of pending updates. Just go to Update and Security and click Check for Updates immediately the update is completed it will be installed.

Your Device is missing Important security and quality fixes
Windows Update
  • Run Chkdsk

Every Sysadmin knows the value of the command Chkdsk. It is the quickest and easiest command to use in finding and fixing any corrupted files. All this command does is to scan your entire disk drive with the possibility of finding any error.  

On your command prompt just type the command. Then you can also specify the drive you want to check and you can hit Enter.

Check Drive using command prompt chkdsk
CHKDSK Command

If you don’t want to go through the command prompt route, you can go through the drive properties. Then select the Tools tab and click on the Check button.

Check drive using the Local Disk properties
Error checking

I hope you found this blog post on Error 0x80070057: How to Fix Windows Update Error very interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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