Running into Windows Error code 57 (A network adapter hardware error occurred. (code 57)) can slow up your day. Searching out this guide will help you take care of the Hardware problem once and for all.
Many times this error is the direct result of a network cable being unplugged. Here are the steps that you should take to resolve the Windows error code 57.
At this point the problem may be resolved. Many common networking errors are the result of a simple network cable coming loose or unplugged. It is very common for a network cable to become unseated during some type of physical movement and causing a lack of network connectivity. However, if you get Windows error code 57 again, try the following steps:
If you were able to connect using a new network cable, then the old cable is damaged and you will either need to keep using the working cable or get a new one to use permanently. A damaged network cable is going to prevent your PC from hitting the network. Cables can easily become damaged, so trying a replacement cable is always a good early step to take.
If these fixes do not resolve the Windows error code 57 for you, contact a systems administrator or PC specialist to look at your computer and the network connections.
TipFor more information, please see: How to fix Hardware error #57