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


Windows Sandbox is one of the new features in Windows 10. Sometimes, Windows users experiences  "Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070057, The parameter is incorrect" issue occurs due to its dependence on numerous components of Windows 10 that are related to Hyper-V and Virtualization mainly.
Here at Outsource Path, as part of our Technical Support Services, we regularly help our Customers to fix Windows related errors.
In this context, we shall look into how to configure Windows Sandbox.

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

To fix 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.
Also, you can apply different methods as shown below;

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 go to the Windows 10 Settings app and 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.
This could fix 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 steps to fix Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070057, The parameter is incorrect error by installing any pending updates in your Windows 10 computer, as well as make sure that all the services related to Windows Sandbox are enabled.

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