You may meet various error codes when using the Windows system, and if you are troubled with error 0x80070570, then you should read this post carefully. In this post, you can use the methods to get rid of error 0x80070570 which appears in different situations. What’s more, to protect your data, it is recommended to back up your data with MiniTool software.

The same error code could appear in different situations but with different error messages. So you should adopt different methods to fix the error in different cases. This post is mainly talking about how to fix error 0x80070570. You can meet this error code in three different situations:

  1. Windows cannot install required files.
  2. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
  3. Some update files are missing or have problems.

Case 1: Error 0x80070570 - Windows Cannot Install Required Files

When you try to reinstall your Windows system, you could meet the error code 0x80070570. And there is an error message saying that “Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupted or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570.”

Windows cannot install required files

So why does error code 0x80070570 appear in this case? There are some possible causes: random-access memory (RAM) failure, hard drive damage, file system error, and Windows installation file error.

Then how to fix this Windows error code 0x80070570? There are two methods offered for you.

Method 1: Run CHKDSK in WinRE

The first method to fix error 0x80070570 is to run CHKDSK in WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment). Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Insert the Windows installation disc and reboot your computer. Press any key to run Windows from installation.

Step 2: Select appropriate language settings and then click Next. Make sure that you have changed the BIOS settings so that the disc becomes the first boot order. Click Repair your computer to access WinRE.

Step 3: Click Next and then you can see the System Recovery Options screen.

Step 4: Click Command Prompt to open it, type chkdsk /f /r, and then press Enter. Wait for the process to complete and then choose Y to restart your computer.

run CHKDSK in WinRE

Step 5: Try to reinstall the Windows again to check if the error is fixed.

Related post: CHKDSK vs ScanDisk vs SFC vs DISM Windows 10 [Differences]

Method 2: Change BIOS Setting

You can also meet error 0x80070570 when the BIOS configuration is not set properly, therefore, you can try to change BIOS settings to solve the problem. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Boot your computer into BIOS.

Step 2: Go to the Drives option and then choose the SATA option (the name will be a little bit different on different PCs).

Step 3: Change SATA to AHCI under Storage Configuration, save changes, and exit BIOS.

change BIOS setting

Step 4: Turn your computer and then try to install the Windows system again.

Related post: AHCI VS RAID: Which One Should I Choose for Better Performance?

Method 3: Use Different ISO/Installation File

You may meet error code 0x80070570 when there is something wrong with your installation media or files, so you can try to download Windows ISO and create installation media again to install the Windows system. Read this post - How to Create Bootable USB from ISO Windows 10 for Clean Install? to get detailed instructions.

To get more methods, read this post - Windows Cannot Install Required Files: Error Codes & Fixes.

Case 2: Error 0x80070570 - The File Or Directory Is Corrupted and Unreadable

When you try to copy files to a USB drive or cannot delete files from the computer, you may meet this error messages: “Error 0x80070570: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.” Then why does this error occur? This error may be triggered by hardware or software problems. So how to fix this error? Try the methods mentioned below:

The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

Method 1: Run a Full Virus Scan

You may meet error 0x80070570 when your computer is infected with a virus or malware. This is because virus infection could corrupt some files on your PC or modify your system settings. In this case, you should run a full virus scan to fix the error.

Below we take Windows Defender as an example to introduce how to perform a virus scan:

Step 1: Press the Win + I keys at the same time to open Settings. Then choose Update & Security.

Step 2: In the new window, go to the Windows Defender tab in the left panel and click on Virus & threat protection to continue.

Step 3: A new window appears, choose Scan options to continue.

Step 4: Choose Full scan and then click Scan now to run the full virus scan.

run a virus scan

If you have download any other third-party antivirus software, you can also use them to scan for viruses. And you should enable real-time protection to protect your computer.

If this method cannot get rid of error 0x80070570, then you should try to following method.

Method 2: Defragment Hard Drive

You can also try to defragment the hard drive to deal with error 0x80070570. Here is the tutorial:

Step 1: Open Control Panel and then set View by: Large icons.

Step 2: Click Administrative Tools to open a new window, and then double-click Defragment and Optimize Drives.

double-click Defragment and Optimize Drives

Step 3: Click Analyze and it will begin to check whether the disk needs defragmenting. If the result shows that the drive is higher than 10% fragmented, then you can defrag the Windows 10 drive.

analyze the hard disk drive

Step 4: Close the window and check if the error is fixed.

To get more methods, read this post - Quickly Fix: The File or Directory Is Corrupted and Unreadable.

Case 3: Error 0x80070570 – Some Update Files Are Missing or Have Problems

In addition to the two cases mentioned above, you can also meet error 0x80070570 when you try to update your system. And the error message shows that: “Some update files are missing or have problems. We'll try to download the update again later. Error code: (0x80070570).”

There are two methods offered for you to fix error 0x80070570.

Some update files are missing or have problems

Method 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Most Windows update errors can be fixed by running the Windows Update Troubleshooter, so when you meet the update error code 0x80070570, you should try to run it. Here is a quick guide:

Step 1: Click the Start button and then click Settings. Choose Update & Security.

Step 2: Go to the Troubleshoot tab, click Windows Update, and then click Run the troubleshooter.

run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Step 3: Wait for the process to complete, and then follow the instructions on the screen to fix error code 0x80070570.

Method 2: Clear the Software Distribution Folder

You can try to clear the Software Distribution folder to fix error 0x80070570. Follow the steps below to do that:

Step 1: Type cmd in the search bar and then right-click Command Prompt to choose Run as administrator.

Step 2: Run the following commands one by one:

net stop wuauserv
net stop bits

Step 3: Navigate to the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder and delete all the files and folders inside by pressing the Ctrl + A keys to select all and then right-click to choose Delete.

clear the Software Distribution folder

Step 4: After clearing all the contents, go back to the elevated Command Prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each one to restart Windows Update related services:

net start wuauserv
net start bits

Step 5: Reboot your PC and try to update your system again to check if the error is fixed.

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Recommendation: Back up Your PC

As we have mentioned above, your file or directory may be corrupted and unreadable due to virus infection and other reasons. Therefore, it is recommended to back up your PC to protect your data after fixing error 0x80070570.

So which tool should you use to back up your data? MiniTool ShadowMaker is recommended. It is a professional Windows backup tool, which allows you to back up files, folders, partitions, disks, and even the operating system.

What’s more, you can also use MiniTool ShadowMaker to sync files to other locations. So why don’t you download it and have a try?

Free Download

Here is a quick guide on how to back up your system using MiniTool ShadowMaker:

Step 1: Install and launch MiniTool ShadowMaker, then click Keep Trial.

Step 2: Click Connect under This Computer to enter into the main interface.

click Connect under This Computer

Step 3: Go to the Backup page. MiniTool ShadowMaker backs up your operating system and selects the destination by default. (But you’d better back up your system to an external hard drive.) Then click Back up Now to begin the backup task.

back up your system

Wait for the process to complete, then you have backed up your system successfully.

Bottom Line

How to fix error 0x80070570? You may meet error 0x80070570 when you try to update your system, install a Windows system, or copy files, but luckily, this post has listed multiple methods to fix the error based on different situations. And to protect your data, you can use MiniTool ShadowMaker to back up your files.

If you have any confusion or better advice, leave a comment below or send an email to [email protected].

Error 0x80070570 FAQ

How do I delete a corrupted or unreadable file?
To delete a corrupted or unreadable file, just right-click it to choose the Delete button or drag it to the Recycle Bin. You may be interested in this post - How to Force Delete a File That Cannot Be Deleted Windows 10.
How do I fix a file system error?
  1. Check sectors for your hard drive
  2. Check disk drive error
  3. Run CHKDSK
  4. Run SFC
  5. Run a virus scan
  6. Run System Restore

To learn more detailed information, read this post - File System Error - Solutions to Deal with it Quickly.

Which is better CHKDSK R or F?
Running chkdsk /f can find and repair any errors on the hard disk, while running chkdsk /r can detect and find bad sectors on the target hard disk and try to recover readable information from the bad sectors. If you want to know which one is better, then it is recommended to read this post - CHKDSK /F or /R | Difference Between CHKDSK /F and CHKDSK /R.
Will System Restore fix the corrupted files?
System Restore affects almost all system files. Therefore, whenever the system is restored, any changes made to system files, system programs, and registry settings will be rolled back to the restore point. In addition, all deleted or changed system scripts, batch files, and any other executable files will also be restored. If your system files are damaged, restoring the system to a previous time may help you fix it.
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