Skip to comments.Windows 7 0x80070057 Error - anybody experience this ? Help !
Posted on 12/11/2012 2:44:10 PM PST by sushiman
First off , I should tell you that I have a Japanese HP Touchsmart desktop computer so cannot tell you exactly what all the messages I'm getting say and my wife can't translate everything either , but basically this is what has been happening every morning for the past 3 days . The computer won't boot until my wife attempts to restart windows in the last known working configuration ( takes roughly 20 minutes ) , and when she does this the message we get says it failed with another message saying there is an error # 0x80070057 . But when we turn off the message the computer then boots and works fine all day . Just for the heck of it , yesterday , I shut down the computer for a minute , turned it back on and it booted . But when the computer is off all night it won't boot in the morning until wifey goes through the aforementioned procedure . Has anybody here experienced this problem ? Apparently it has something to do with a Windows auto update that I got on Monday ( now Wednesday ) .
- Just thought I'd beat the Linux crowd to it. =)
According to the above, it appears to be related to Windows backup.
The above link shows a couple of resolutions that might help.
Lot’s of help if you google or bing “Windows 7 0x80070057”
this should help...
Another potential solution:
Try doing a system restore to the time just before you started having problems.
The screen should show a list of any ‘new’ installs that could be affected.
After the system restore, you may need to reinstall those programs that showed up on the ‘affected’ list.
I haven’t found only one with the same symptoms I am experiencing and he was able to restore to a previous date and it solved the problem . This won’t work for me .
” Try doing a system restore to the time just before you started having problems.”
We’ve tried that , and got the message that it didn’t work with the error # . When we turn off that message the computer boots , as I mentioned in my thread .
Thanks . We found that this morning . I get it in Japanese so the wife will have to check it out tonighr . We are both computer illiterates which is why I asked for help here .
Have a man try it. Japanese computers have a little bit 男性優越主義
Same error message apparently causes several different problems . Mine is a not booting one .
Which operating system do you have?
Windows 7 Home Premium
” Have you tried booting in Safe Mode?
I Googled “Windows 7 0x80070057” and came up with dozen a different causes and fixes. Oy.
How about a repair install of Windows 7? “
No , I haven’t , or should I say my wife hasn’t . Speaking Japanese is one thing ; reading it especially when pertaining to computers is another , so she’ll have to do any fixes .
Try the Win 7 System File Checker:
If you have two hard drives in explorer one would be C: and the other probably D:. Look in the drive that is not C: and see what tools you have to reinstall Windows. If you have a separate disk run the install.
I would try to back up any data files you have before trying this, though.
Your missing a critical update. I had the same thing happen to me. Go to the windows update site and update your OS. You should be good to go after that. I haven’t had any problems since.
Strange, I get this error message every time I boot Windows 7:
The trouble began after the last auto-update on Monday . My wife restored to Dec. 8th so now there are 7 updates at the Windows update site . 5 appear to be security related . One a small program of some sort ( Japanese ) .
Doing the updates from the windows site worked for me. I say give it a shot. Sometimes auto updates do some funky stuff to your computer.
Do you remember what sort of update it was that fixed your problem ?
So first things first. What windows version V,7 or 8.
You should be able to change the language in the control panel.
Find the event viewer clear everything and go back the next time and look at the failures. before you clear the red ones upload any info that looks similar to the error your seeing.
To make life a little easier you could enable crash reports and download whocrashed www.resplendence.com
Once we know the actual full crash an modules, we should be able to figure this out.
Just for starters, clear your cache, run defrag and chkdsk. you might want to do a windows defender offline AV scan just incase.
I think you may have ided the issue and not known it
But I didn’t backup any files . Al I did was turn on the computer Monday morning and it wouldn’t boot . Same error message # , though .
We did the updates an hour ago . I shut the computer down for an hour , turned it on and it booted up OK . Now let’s see what happens in the morning . Fingers crossed .
This morning , got the blue screen of death for a few seconds then the black screen then the auto restore screen , which for some reason worked today . In other words we didn’t get the screen that give you options to retore . So still have a problem , although symptoms have changed .