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FREE AGENT 250 DESKTOP

HAVE JUST BOUGHT AND USED THIS ITEM FOR THE FIRST TIME. I NEEDED TO BACK UP ALL FILES FROM MY DELL VISTA COMPUTER BECAUSE THE COMPUTER HAD TO BE RE-BOOTED TO FACTORY SETTINGS DUE TO NUMEROUS PROBLEMS. BACK UP TO THE FREE AGENT WAS SUCCESSFUL BUT NOW I CANT GET THE FILES/FOLDERS BACK TO MY COMPUTER. MESSAGE COMES UP AS: RESTORE DID NOT COMPLETE SUCCESSFULLY. ERROR CODE- THE PARAMETER IS INCORRECT (0x80070057). CAN YOU ASSIST ME WITH THIS FRUSTRATING AND ANNOYING PROBLEM?

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Download "wondershare", run a scan on your hard drive...save to the free agent drive, then you can copy vital documents and jpegs back to the PC

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Ok, well the 0x80070057 error code typically occurs because of 3rd party driver issue!

so, this is long but a program that fixed this was removed (sad)

rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
Click Start, Choose Run.
In the Run box, type: services.msc
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
Click Stop.
Stopping the service will take a moment.
Now rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:
a) Click Start, click Run, type
%systemroot%
...and then click OK.
b) Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder, and then click Rename.
c) Type SoftwareDistribution.old and then press ENTER to rename this folder.
Now click Start, and choose Run.
In the Run box, type: services.msc
Click OK.
Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
Click Start.
Starting the service will take a moment.
NB - You will lose your update download history but this is not that important really being a fresh comp!


good luck! lamby

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