If you try to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 and get this error: Windows could not format a partition on disk 0. Error code: 0x80070057 on a message box don’t worry! I’m here to help you! If you followed tons of tutorials to fix it on the internet and no one worked for you and you suspect that there is a hardware problem you’re in the right place! Error code: 0x80070057 appear usually when you try to format your hard drive.