Fix Task Scheduler Error 0x80070057

Task scheduler is a Windows tool that allows predefined actions to be automatically executed whenever certain set of conditions is met. User first needs to add a task that need to run and then select the time it needs to run at. When the scheduled time arrives, the Task Scheduler automatically runs that task. Recently, most of the Windows users reported the task scheduler error 0x80070057.

Why Task Scheduler error 0x80070057 occurs?

When we start investigating the reasons for the task scheduler errors, we came across different reasons in the Windows 10 computers. However, below are the most possible reasons for the error to occur and troubleshooting those things fixed the issue in most of the cases.

The reasons for the task scheduler error are:

  • Disabled Service.
  • Anti-Virus blocking.
  • Administrative Privileges.
  • Windows Update.

How to fix the task scheduler error 0x80070057?

Quick Note: Before proceeding with the troubleshooting steps, we suggest you to create a System Restore point. If something goes wrong during troubleshooting, you can restore your computer back to previous working state.

Restart Task Scheduler Service:

If the Task Scheduler service is disabled in the computer, it may not work properly and prompt the error 0x80070057 while executing the tasks. So, check for the service, if it is disabled, enable it and start the service. You can follow the below steps to perform the same.

  1. Press Windows logo + R keys on the keyboard to open RUN window. In the RUN box, type services.msc and hit enter.

2. It will open the Services window.

3. Search for the Task Scheduler service and double click on it to open.

4. Click on Startup Type option and select Automatic option from the list.

5. Start the service now and then go to the Recovery tab.

6. Change the options for First Failure, Second Failure and Subsequent Failures as Restart the Service.

7. Click on Apply and then click on OK.

8. Now, run the Task Scheduler and it should work fine without any further errors.

If the error remains, you can try with the further troubleshooting steps.

Disable Anti-Virus Application:

Sometimes, Anti-Virus program installed in the computer may cause these kinds of errors. This may happen if any latest updates installed in the Anti-Virus program. Therefore, disabling the Anti-Virus helps you to identify if the issue caused due to the security program.

If the Task scheduler works fine after disabling the Anti-virus program, then you can try re-installing the security program in your computer.

Learn how to disable Anti-Virus program in your computer.

List of Anti-Virus removal tools.

Login with Administrator account:

If the user account you logged in does not have the Administrator privileges, the Task Scheduler service does not start and will not work. You will not be able to Start and Stop the service with the Standard account settings.

Even if the Task Scheduler service has started, sometimes, the service required special permissions in order to run it properly. In addition, it is recommended that the Administrator account that you use to run the Task Scheduler service have a login password. Because, sometimes, the Task Scheduler service does not run properly if the Administrator account does not have the password setup for login.

Install Windows Updates:

The issue with the Task Scheduler error 0x80070057 occurs due to various reasons. Sometimes, it may occur if the latest updates are not installed. Therefore, installing the updates and making the computer up to date might fix the task scheduler error. Follow the below steps to check and install the updates in your Windows 10 computers.

  1. Press Windows logo + I keys on the keyboard to open Settings window. If that does not work, open start menu and click on the Settings icon.

2. Click on Update & Security and select the option Windows Update in the left panel.

3. Then, click on Check for Updates option. Computer will check for the updates to install. Please wait for some time.

4. Once the updates detected, Windows will automatically download and install them.

5. It will take some time. Once the updates installed, computer will prompt for reboot to configure the updates.

6. Reboot your computer and then try to run the Task Scheduler service. It should work fine without any further errors.

If the issue remains even after performing the above troubleshooting steps, you can try performing the System Reset. Follow the steps from the below links to perform System Reset in Windows 10 computer.

Learn how to perform System Reset in Windows 10.

Hope the above troubleshooting steps helps you to fix the issue with the Task Scheduler error 0x80070057 in Windows 10 computers. If you need further assistance, do comments below.

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