Why do I get Windows error 0x80070057?


This error reportedly occurs at different intervals. It may occur while backing up your data, creating a new user profile, and many more occasions.

Update Your Drivers

Drivers are a group of files that allow communication between your computer’s hardware and operating system.

It is more likely that the outdated system or peripheral drivers may have caused this issue.

Manually Update Drivers

One way to update your drivers is to check the website of your manufacturer and go to the Drivers & Downloads section.

At this point, you’ll have to select your Operating System name, OS type (32/ 64 bit), device model and other configurations.

Follow the same procedure for each device installed on your computer.

Automatic Driver Update (Recommended)

Quite frankly, it may seem to make sense to update all drivers at once using a Driver Updater than manually searching them online.

And not to mention if you manually download a wrong driver version it can ruin the entire system or cause frightening data loss.

We’ll see below how to update your drivers with just a few clicks:

1.Click the button below to Free Download iObit Driver Booster.


Estimated download time: 5 Seconds

2. Double-click the Setup to run and install the product.


3. Please wait while the program is being installed.

Installation Status

4. After the installation finishes, the driver scan should take place automatically.

If it doesn‘t, click the Scan button.

Driver Scan

4. Looking ahead, you’ll have a comprehensive list of all outdated drivers on your screen.

Automatically Update Drivers

5. Click the Update Now button to update all outdated devices automatically.

Enable CopyFileBufferedSynchronousIo

0x80070057 error might occur if the CopyFileBufferedSynchronousIo feature is disabled in the Registry. This feature is commonly used to improve the file copying speed in Windows.

  1. Press Windows Key + R.
  2. Type RegEdit
  3. Click OK or press ENTER.
  4. Open the following subkey:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
  5. Click the Edit menu.
  6. Select New | DWORD Value.
  7. Specify the name “CopyFileBufferedSynchronousIo” and value as “1
  8. Click OK.

Use System File Checker

System File Checker checks for missing and corrupted operating system files and components. It helps scanning integrity of protected OS components.

  1. Press Windows Key + X.
  2. Select Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. Type the following:
    • SFC /ScanNow
  4. Press ENTER.

Replace Decimal with a Dot

Some users reported replacing the decimal symbol with a dot in the Clock, Language and Region settings of the Control Panel fixed the issue.

  1. Press Windows Key + X.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Clock, Language and Region.
  4. Click Region.
  5. Click the Formats tab.
  6. Click on Additional Settings.
  7. Replace the value in the Decimal Symbol text box with . (dot)
  8. Click OK | OK.

Format and Reinstall

Format deletes everything on your partition including installed applications, Windows Store apps, settings, documents and files. Backup all your important data before carrying out this procedure. Failure to backup your important data will result into loss of data.

  1. Insert the Windows installation disc.
  2. Select your preferred language, input method and currency format.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Click Install Now.
  5. Read and accept the License agreement.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Custom (Advanced).
  8. Select Disk 0 Partition 1.
  9. Click Delete.
  10. Click OK when you’re prompted to confirm.
  11. One by one delete all the partitions.
  12. Click New icon.
  13. Define a custom disk space. Remember, the default size is the maximum size of the corresponding hard disk.
  14. Click Apply.
  15. Click Next.