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Error Code 0x80070057

If you’re on Windows and you see the error code 0x80070057 turning up and you have no idea how to handle it, you’re not the only one. Many Windows users are reporting this problem as well. But no worries, it’s possible to fix.

The annoying part regarding this error code is, you can see it in many locations. You should use different approach when you see it in various situations. Below are 3 situations and also their fixes accordingly, you should pick from them and fix this issue as soon as possible.

1.      Microsoft Office Error Code 0x80070057

2.      The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)

3.      Windows Update Error (0x80070057)

1. Microsoft Office Error Code 0x80070057

Before starting to introduce solutions, we should first understand root causes of the error. Windows system offers backup utility itself for free which is able to backup files along with system settings. In general, the error appears when we try to backup data with Windows integrated back-up feature. Once the back-up process fails to complete, we are like to get the error message “An internal error has occurred: The parameter is incorrect: (0x80070057)” This could be on account that the registry is at its size limit. A batch of registry keys are created in the folder HKLM \ Software \ Microsoft \ dasetup while installation. And some registry keys holds several files, therefore if registry reaches its size limit, then large entries will not be created. To fix the issue, you can follow steps below.

Solution: Disable firewall and antivirus software temporarily

  1. Follow the path Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Firewall > Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
  2. Until the error got fixed you could choose the option Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended)
  3. Repair the Office Click-to-run application. Right-click Start button and find Uninstall a program under Programs, and click it.

Look for Microsoft Office 365 and click Change. A restart maybe required and try the installation again.

2. The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)

Solution 1: Establishing a mapped drive

To fix this error, establish a mapped drive from the computer on which Windows Explorer is running to the shared folder. If a user selects¬†View effective access¬†from a resource on the mapped drive, the user’s effective permissions are shown, and the issue does not occur.

Solution 2: Altering Decimal Symbol Setting

  1. Go to Control Panel through Start button. Find and open “Clock, Language, and Region” and you’ll see the setting page.
  2. Click the item “Region and Language” to open the setting box. Select the “Formats” tab and click Additional Settings button.
  3. Find the “Decimal symbol” section in the “Customize Format” box where you should enter ‚Äú.‚ÄĚ (dot). Click “OK” twice and restart computer.

Solution 3: Add a registry key value

  1. Click Start button and type Regedit.exe in the search box and hit Enter.
  2. Now you can see the Registry Editor. Try to find out the registry subkey following the path below and click it:
  3. Click the Edit menu and move mouse to New and then click DWORD Value. Next right-click CopyFileBufferedSynchronousIoand click Modify.
  4. Type 1 and click OK on the Value data box. Exit Registry Editor and restart your PC.

3. Windows Update Error 0x80070057

System registry is the database that stores key files associating with operating system as well as applications. Some registry entries won’t be removed even though the program has been uninstalled. Those unnecessary on system partition could cause lots of issue and it’s advised to clear them to boost performance and solve problem. There is software online which is specialized in clean worthless data from registry.

One thing to note that not all registry cleaner software online works as it claims. Some even may do damage to system instead of fixing problem. Therefore, please ensure the software you download comes from trusted download center.

Another solution is to disable the firewall and anti-virus software. Refer to the solution of Microsoft Office error on the top in this post to know how to disable the firewall and anti-virus software.

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