Task scheduler is a an important component of Windows wherein its function is to run automated tasks at a specific time. With task scheduler, you can schedule any program on the computer to run at a scheduled time and it can also monitor the time the you have chosen and then executes the tasks when the specific even or criteria is being met. Basically, when you schedule a task to be done on that particular time, Task scheduler automatically runs and performs that task. Although Task Scheduler is a solid performing function of Windows, there are instances where certain issues can occurs such as getting Error 0x80070057. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series, we will tackle the recommended troubleshooting solutions that you can try to fix Task Scheduler Error 0x80070057 on Windows 10.
What to do if Task Scheduler Error 0x80070057 occurs on Windows 10
There are several factors that can cause Task Scheduler Error 0x80070057 on Windows 10 to occur ranging from a disabled service, issues with the installed anti virus, a glitch in the system and lack of administrative privileges. Listed below are the troubleshooting solutions that you can try to fix Task Scheduler Error code 0x80070057 on Windows 10.
Before performing the recommended troubleshooting solutions below, its best to restart your Windows computer first. This action refreshes the Windows system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.
Solution 1: Restart Task Scheduler service
When Task Scheduler service is disabled, it is possible that Windows users are getting Error code 0x80070057. There are instances wherein task scheduler service is disabled when one is trying to increase the performance of their computer. However, if you are getting Error code 0x80070057, you may need to restart and enable Task Scheduler service.
To do this:
- Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box
- At RUN dialog box, type services.msc and press Enter or click OK to open Services window.
- Under Services, scroll down and locate Task Scheduler.
- Right click on Task Scheduler and then click Properties from the drop down menu.
- Make sure Startup type is set to Automatic.
- Click on Recovery tab
- Under Recovery tab, select the option “Restart the service” for First Failure.
- For second Failure, select the option “Restart the service”
- For subsequent failures, select the option “Restart the service”
- Click Apply to apply changes made
- Click OK to confirm changes
After restarting task scheduler, run the task scheduler again and then check if Error code 0x80070057 still occurs.
Solution 2: Temporarily Disable Antivirus Program
There’s a possibility that the anti virus or third party anti virus installed on your computer is causing task scheduler error occurs. To fix this, try to temporarily disable the anti virus installed and then try to run Task scheduler again to see if the problem is resolved
For Windows Defender:
- Click on the Start or Windows logo key located at the lower left on your windows.
- Click Settings which is an icon that looks like a gear. This will open Windows Settings section.
- At Windows settings section, click on Update and Security.
- Click on Windows security which is located at the left pane.
- Click Virus and Threat protection from the protection areas section. A new window opens.
- At the new window, click Manage settings from Virus and Threat Protection settings.
- Then, Toggle OFF Real-time protection.
- Restart your computer.
- Double-click on AVG icon located at on system tray
- Click Temporarily disable AVG protection.
- Select how long you want AVG to be turned off and whether you want AVG to disable its Firewall too. Click on OK to disable the antivirus program.
- Double-click on McAfee icon located at on system tray.
- Click Exit.
- A dialog box warning you that McAfee protection will be turned off, click Yes to disable the antivirus program.
- Double-click on Avast icon located at computer system tray.
- Click Avast shields control.
- Locate the options to disable the program – the options are to disable it for 10 minutes, an hour, until the computer is restarted or permanently (until you yourself turn it back on). Select whatever option suits you best and use it to disable the program.
Solution 3: Run Task Scheduler with Administrative privileges
Running task scheduler on a standard account can cause issues, in this case getting Task scheduler Errors. There are times when administrative permissions are required for it to run properly. It is therefore recommended that the administrator account is used to run Task scheduler administrative privileges.
To do this:
- Type Task Scheduler at the search bar located at the lower left
- Right click on Task Scheduler result and then click Run as Administrator from the drop down menu.
Once Task Scheduler service is running with administrative privileges, check if Error 0x80070057 still occurs.
Solution 4: Check for and install latest Windows Update
Updating and Installing the latest Windows Update is important as it fixes bugs that may have caused issues and errors to occur. It is recommended to update Windows operating system from time to time to ensure computer has the latest features and security enhancements.
To do this:
- Press Windows or Start button
- Press Settings, an icon that looks like a gear located at the lower left.
- At Windows Setting , click Update and Security
- At left pane, click Windows Update option.
- Click “Check for Updates” at right pane. Windows will now check for available update and automatically installs them if there are any. Wait for it to complete.
- Restart computer.
Once computer completely reboots, run the task scheduler again and then check if Error 0x80070057 still occurs..