If you are trying to manage storage space on Windows 10 and are repeatedly getting the following error message: Cannot create new Storage Space, Error (0x00000057), The parameter is incorrect’. This article will guide you through several different steps you can take to diagnose and fix the problem. 


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For the last few years, Microsoft has been releasing two major Windows 10 updates per year, bringing much-needed feature upgrades and content to the operating system. As well as features and tweaks, Microsoft has also been working hard to improve the overall stability, resource usage, and the amount of storage space used by the operating system. 

Unfortunately, some of these changes have seen some rather annoying errors return to the operating system that hasn’t been seen too often of late. One such error is error: ‘Cannot create new Storage Space, Error (0x00000057), The parameter is incorrect’. Thankfully, just like most other Windows 10 errors, this one can be fixed, though sadly not as most people will have hoped. 


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How Do You Fix Windows 10 Storage Error ‘Cannot create new Storage Space, Error (0x00000057), The parameter is incorrect’.

Although this error message can appear during a variety of different scenarios, it’s most common when using Windows Storage Space. Before starting any other fixes, make sure you have run the CHKDSK command-line tool to check and fix any issues that may be present on your Windows 10 installation drive (usually C drive) If you’ve never run CHKDSK before, type CMD into the start menu, then right-click and select Run as Administrator when you see Command Prompt.

chkdsk /f C:

Now simply copy and paste the above command into the Command Prompt text box and press Enter. If you have Windows installed on a different drive which C out for the drive letter you have Windows 10 installed on. After Check Disk has finished checking and fixing any issues check to see if error 0x00000057 is gone. If it is, you can wrap this guide up here and continue with your tasks. 

What CHKDSK Doesn’t Fix Cannot create new Storage Space, Error (0x00000057), The parameter is incorrect’?

Sadly, at least at this stage the only other way to get around this error is to restore from a slightly older backup. Something prior to Windows 10 version 2004. This will make sure there are no issues within your backup and allow it to complete without any error messages interrupting the process. It’s also a good idea to stop all backup processes until Microsoft fully fixes the issue. The last thing you want is for whatever data you have stored to get damaged. 

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