How to Fix Windows Error 0×00000057

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to fix the blue screen of death stop operation failed error 0×00000057.
The error 0×00000057 occurs when you try to connect a shared printer over a network. The printer will exist but you will be unable to connect and will receive this error.


Step 1 – Enter network location

First of all, open the start menu and in the search bar, enter the network location before you hit the enter key.

Type in the network location

Step 2 – Connect to printer

When the network window will open up, right click on the printer and select the connect option.

Use the connect option

Step 3 – View error

A pop-up window of Add printer will appear and it will inform you that “Windows cannot connect to the printer”. Click on the see details and you will see “Operation failed with error 0×00000057”.

An error will be displayed

Step 4 – Go to Devices and Printers

Let us try to resolve this error and properly add the shared printer. Go back to the start menu and then click on Devices and Printers.

Open Devices and Printers

Step 5 – Add a printer button

In the Devices and Printers window, click on the Add a Printer button at the top.

Click on add a printer button

Step 6 – Create a new port

As a result, a new window will appear on your screen. Over there, you will see two options; use an existing port or create a new port. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will choose the Create a new port option. Click on the Next button to continue.

Choose the create a new port option

Step 7 – Enter network location

You will then be prompted to provide the Port name. Enter the network location followed by the shared printer name and then click on the Ok button.

Enter a port name

Step 8 – Select the printer’s manufacturer

In the next window, select the printer’s manufacturer and its model. Once you are done, click on the Next button.

Choose a printer’s manufacturer

Step 9 – Type a printer name

In the next screen, you will be asked to type in the Printer’s name. Once you are done, continue further.

Enter the printer name

Step 10 – Printer added successfully

You will be notified that you‘ve successfully added your printer. Click on the Finish button in order to exit. In this manner, the blue screen of death stop error 0×00000057 will be resolved and your network printer will be successfully added.

Error resolved successfully