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How do I fix c0070057?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

The c0070057 error code is a Windows error code that indicates a problem with a device driver. This error code can be caused by a variety of factors, including outdated or corrupt drivers, conflicts between devices, or hardware problems. In some cases, this error code can be caused by a virus or other malware infection.

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1. Download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter

  1. Open Windows Update and click on the Settings gear icon.
  2. Under Update Settings, click on the Troubleshoot tab.
  3. On the Troubleshoot tab, click on the Windows Update Troubleshooter button.
  4. The Windows Update Troubleshooter will open.
  5. On the first screen, click on the Diagnose button.
  6. The Windows Update Troubleshooter will start to scan your computer for issues.
  7. If the Windows Update Troubleshooter finds any issues, it will display them on the second screen.
  8. If the Windows Update Troubleshooter finds a solution to the issue, it will offer to fix it.
  9. If you want to continue troubleshooting the issue, you can click on the Next button.
  10. If the Windows Update Troubleshooter finds no issues, it will report the results on the third screen.
  11. If you want to restart your computer to apply the changes, you can click on the Restart Now button.
  12. If you want to close the Windows Update Troubleshooter, you can click on the Finish button.

2. Run a full scan of your computer with your antivirus software

  1. Open the antivirus software and navigate to the “Scan” tab.
  2. Select the “Full Scan” option.
  3. Verify the settings and click the “Start Scan” button.
  4. Wait for the scan to complete.
  5. Once the scan is complete, review the results and fix any issues that were found.

3. Clean your computer's registry

  1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.
  2. Click on the Start button and then click on "Run."
  3. Type "regedit" into the Open box and then click on the OK button.
  4. Locate and click on the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0004-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
  5. Right-click on the {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0004-ABCDEFFEDCBA} key and then click on "Delete."
  6. Close the registry editor.
  7. Restart your computer.

4. Update your computer's drivers

  1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button, type "device manager" in the search box, and press ENTER.
  2. Under the Display adapters section, locate the Windows graphics device. If the graphics device is not listed, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  3. On the General tab, click the Driver tab.
  4. In the Driver list, locate the graphics driver that is not working and click the Update button.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the updated graphics driver.

5. Use the System File Checker tool to repair corrupted system files

  1. Open the System File Checker tool by going to Start > All Programs > Windows Accessories > System File Checker.
  2. Click the Repair button.
  3. If the System File Checker finds corrupted system files, it will offer to repair them. Click the Repair button.
  4. If the System File Checker is unable to repair the corrupted system files, it will warn you of the problem and provide a list of possible solutions. Click the Repair button if you want to try to repair the files yourself.
  5. If the System File Checker is unable to repair the corrupted system files, you will need to restore the system files from a backup.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Perform a clean boot of your computer.
  2. Restore your computer to an earlier restore point.
  3. Run the DISM tool.
  4. Reinstall Windows 10.