The 0x80070057 error code typically occurs because of 3rd party driver issues but resolution number one may also be of help. b) Right-click the Software Distribution folder, and then click Rename. (NB - Sadly this file has now been removed from their website.) ------------------------------ Enjoy!
# Windows Update simply has an issue with your "Software Distribution" folder. c) Type Software and then press ENTER to rename this folder. Kind Regards Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP (2004-2010) Google / Twitter / Facebook / You Tube .
You can view entries in this file by right-clicking on the file, and choosing Open Width..., and selecting Notepad (or you can use this tip to add Notepad to your Send To folder.
Once you've done this, you'll have the option to "Send" the file to Notepad, by right-clicking on it, and choosing Send To Notepad).
Remove any references to failed installations from the file, which is located in your \Windows folder.
Note: If you are trying to access the Windows Update Web site from a network, you may need to contact your System Administrator to have this option installed.
If you can't connect to the Windows Update Web site from the Start menu, the link may be corrupted.
If you choose Save this program to disk, you will be prompted for a directory to download the installer.
When download is completed, double-click to install the critical components. You should only have Explorer and Systray running (if you are connected to the Internet, you also have Rnaapp running).