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Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070057, The parameter is incorrect


Sometimes Windows Sandbox users experience errors such as "Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070057, The parameter is incorrect". 

Here at Outsource Path, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to fix Windows related errors.

In this context, we shall look into steps to fix this Windows error.


Nature and causes of Windows error "Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070057, The parameter is incorrect"?

Basically, Windows Sandbox is half app, half virtual machine. It lets you quickly spin up a virtual clean OS imaged from your system's current state so that you can test programs or files in a secure environment that's isolated from your main system. When you close the sandbox, it destroys that state.

This error affects Windows Sandbox  and as a result of its dependence on numerous components of Windows 10 that are related to Hyper-V and Virtualization mainly.

Now let us see the different methods to fix this issue.


How to fix Windows error "Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070057, The parameter is incorrect"?

To resolve this error, you can try to install any pending updates in your Windows 10 computer, as well as make sure that all the services related to Windows Sandbox are enabled.

Now let us look into some tips to solve this problem.


1. Try to run the Windows Updates to install pending updates

The first thing you can do to resolve the “Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070057” is to check Windows Updates in your computer and see if there are any pending Windows Updates you have to install. 

All you have to do is follow the steps below;

i. Start by navigating to the Windows 10 Settings app.

ii. Then go to the Windows Updates section and click on the “Check for updates” button to check if there are any pending updates that’s needed to be installed.

Now check to see if this resolves the Windows Sandbox error.


2. Ensure that all the supporting processes and services are running properly

If running Windows Sandbox as an administrator didn’t fix the error, you have to ensure that all related processes for Windows Sandbox are running properly.

To do that, follow these steps:

i. Tap the Win + R keys to launch the Run utility and type “services.msc” in the field and hit Enter to open the Windows Services Manager.

ii. Next, from the list of services, look for the following services in the given order:

a. Network Virtualization Service

b. Virtual Disk

c. Hyper – V Virtual Machine

d. Hyper – V Host Compute Service

e. Container Manager Services

iii. After you find the aforementioned services, make sure to check if they are enabled or not and then restart each one of them.

iv. Once done, try to open the Windows Sandbox again and see if the error is fixed or not.


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Conclusion

This article will guide you on the different methods to fix Windows error "Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070057, The parameter is incorrect" by installing any pending updates in your Windows 10 computer.

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