Error Code 0x80070057 - Causes and Methods to fix it

Hello guys, today I will be talking about how can you fix Error 0x80070057 from your system. But before going ahead we have to talk about some necessary things which should be always kept in mind before facing these kinds of Errors on your system.

There are Couple of Main reasons that are causing you to get this kind of errors.

Error Code 0x800700571) When you are trying to backup your files in Windows 7

2)You can face Error 0x80070057 on your system while installing Windows 7 OS or the System Reserved Partition is Damaged.

3) Mainly these Errors in Windows PC occurs because of faulty or Currupt Registry Entries. 

This is Why Windows Users must have Special Softwares that Optimizes your Pc to give you a Better Performance and keeps you away from Various Errors.

1. Error 0x80070057 While Trying to Backup files

While trying to backup your files using windows default backup software you may face this Error. Usually in some cases the process may start but get stop in the middle showing this Error message “An internal error has occurred: The parameter is incorrect: (0x80070057)

To solve this problem, Follow these Steps:

Solution #1: Tweaking Registry:

Corrupt Registry are Evil in Windows Computers, it is Important to keep them organized and Clean. Its not recommended to Tweak Registry in your Computer by Yourself, We recommended to Download & Use Specialized tools like Total System Care - The Best tool that will take care of your PC by Scanning and fixing Current and future Errors.

Download and install the tool to Scan for Errors, It will automatically Scan your PC and find Registry errors and other problems like Corrupt System files and Repair them.

Steps to add a registry key value manually.

Step 1. Click Start > type “Regedit.exe” in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER button.

Step 2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\System.

Step 3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then you have to click on DWORD Value.

Step 4. Type CopyFileBufferedSynchronousIo, and press ENTER.

Step 5. Right-click CopyFileBufferedSynchronousIo, and now click Modify.

Step 6. In the Value data box, type 1, and click OK.

Step 7. Exit Registry Editor.

Solution #2: Change the Decimal Symbol Setting

Just follow the below simple steps to solve Error Code 0x80070057:-
  • Click Start >  Control Panel > Date, Time, Language and Regional Options > then click Region and Language options.
  • Click the Formats tab and then click Additional settings.
  • In the Decimal symbol field, type . (dot), and then click OK twice.
  • Restart the computer.

2. Error While trying to Install or in Microsoft Outlook.

The main reason behind this Error is when the System Reserved partition (which is about 100mb default partition for BitLocker encryption, Recovering Windows, & similar System Files) gets damaged due to some reason then you may face this Error in your Pc.

How to solve Error Code 0x80070057 in Windows 7 OS ?

To fix this Error from your Pc you need to delete the existing windows partition where the previous version of Windows was installed including System Reserved Partition. (generally it is located at Local Disk [C:]). Then format the disk for clear installation of Windows.

Now follow the steps listed below :-
  1. Insert the Windows 7 DVD & start installation.

  2. Choose Custom (advanced) type of installation.

  3. Select Disk 0 partition 1, and click Delete. This step will going to delete the System Reserved Space.

  4. Click OK when the dialog box appears.

  5. Now select Disk 0 partition 2, and do the same steps as done with Disk 0 partition 1.

  6. Now you have some Unallocated Space, so select it & create a new partition.
    Note: While creating “New” disk you should be very careful. Calculate once while creating the new disk size, then click Apply.

  7. Again a dialog box appears on your screen, click OK.

  8. Now select the Disk 0 partition 2, Format it “again”.

Before you Leave:

I Believe you might have Fixed the problem that you are facing but to avoid these errors in Future you might want to have take proper care of your PC to avoid future erorrs. So We recommend you to Regularly Use Total System Care and keep your Windows PC Error Free.


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