Windows Update error code 0x80070057

What is ‘Windows Update error 0x80070057’?

Windows Update error 0x80070057 is an error that usually occurs when an update to Windows has gone wrong. This error could also appear when you are trying to backup files in Windows installation, and a hard drive failure.

 

How can you fix ‘Windows Update error 0x80070057’?

Some of the solutions to this error include:

  • Checking HDD
  • Deleting software distribution

 

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

Staff Asked on September 13, 2017 in Microsoft Windows.
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2 Solution(s)

Solution 1.  Check Hard disk drive (HDD) 

Windows Update error 0x80070057 may appear when backing up and installing Windows Update but it fails due to a faulty HDD.  Check HDD if it has a bad sector.

NOTE: If you find the error in Windows backup or Windows Installation, please see this link https://www.errorsolutions.tech/error/windows-10-error-code-0x80070057/.

Option 1. Using Desktop

  1. Click Windows Start type in CMD and press Enter key.
  2. Command prompt. Type in chckdisk /r, then press Enter key and wait until the process is finished.

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  3. If you encounter any error report such as the image above, consider replacing your HDD.

Option 2. Using Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.

  1. Insert the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click Next.

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  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==> Command prompt. Type in chckdisk /r, then press Enter key and wait until the process is finished.
  6. If you encounter any error report such as the image above, consider replacing your HDD.
Staff Answered on September 13, 2017.
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Solution 2. Delete SoftwareDistribution and run DISM command with sfc /scannow command

Windows Update error code 0x80070057 may also be due to damaged or missing Windows Update files. Downloading the updates again and scanning for data error may fix it. 

Delete SoftwareDistribution

  1. Windows Start. Type “services “in the search bar and press enter. A services window will pop up.

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  2. Look for “Windows Update” service. Right-click it and select stop. (Don’t close the window yet.)
  3. Browse to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\download.
  4. Crt + A to highlight all files. Press right click on the highlighted files. Then, select Delete. Wait until all files are deleted.
  5. Return to the services window. Look for “Windows Update” service. Right-click it, select Start.
  6. Then, restart your computer.

Run DISM command with sfc /scannow command

  1. Click Windows Start, type in Command prompt.

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  2. Right-click and run as Admin.
  3. Type in or copy and paste this command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth to the Command Prompt.
  4. Wait until the process is complete.
  5. Type in or copy and paste this command  sfc /scannow to the Command Prompt.
  6. Wait until the process is complete, and then Run Windows Update.
Staff Answered on September 13, 2017.
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