Event ID 257 App Events log- The Cryptographic Services service failed


  1. Posts : 3
    Win10
       #1

    Event ID 257 App Events log- The Cryptographic Services service failed


    System is functioning fine, however this error continually logs in the app log. Trying all kinds of fixes everywhere and hoping the Win10 forum group can help out as you guys are probably the best source anywhere for troubleshooting/fixes for Win10.

    Code:
    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2
    Date:          9/28/2019 12:41:04 PM
    Event ID:      257
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      WIN_363GSNC1
    Description:
    The Cryptographic Services service failed to initialize the Catalog Database. The ESENT error was: -1805.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2" Guid="{5bbca4a8-b209-48dc-a8c7-b23d3e5216fb}" EventSourceName="Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="0">257</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>0</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8080000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2019-09-28T16:41:04.835172200Z" />
        <EventRecordID>20419</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="13252" ThreadID="11192" />
        <Channel>Application</Channel>
        <Computer>WIN_363GSNC1</Computer>
        <Security />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data>-1805</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>
    P.S. Windows update fails with the dreaded -Error 0x8000ffff
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  2. Posts : 4,554
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Please refer to the instructions in the following link to solve this issue
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...integrity.aspx
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  3. Posts : 3
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you and attempted this previously, in the event I made an error, I re-ran it. My results below, any additional possible fixes?

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.387]
    (c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\username>net stop cryptsvc
    The Cryptographic Services service is stopping..
    The Cryptographic Services service was stopped successfully.


    C:\Users\username> esentutl /p %systemroot%\System32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb

    Extensible Storage Engine Utilities for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
    Version 10.0
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    Initiating REPAIR mode...
    Database: C:\WINDOWS\System32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb
    Temp. Database: TEMPREPAIR2440.EDB

    Checking database integrity.

    Scanning Status (% complete)

    0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
    |----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
    ...................................................


    Integrity check successful.

    Note:
    It is recommended that you immediately perform a full backup
    of this database. If you restore a backup made before the
    repair, the database will be rolled back to the state
    it was in at the time of that backup.

    Operation completed successfully in 3.703 seconds.


    C:\Users\username>net start cryptsvc
    The Cryptographic Services service is starting.
    The Cryptographic Services service was started successfully.


    C:\Users\username>net stop cryptsvc
    The Cryptographic Services service is stopping..
    The Cryptographic Services service was stopped successfully.


    C:\Users\username>md %systemroot%\system32\catroot2.old
    A subdirectory or file C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2.old already exists.

    C:\Users\username>xcopy %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 %systemroot%\system32\catroot2.old /s
    Overwrite C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2.old\dberr.txt (Yes/No/All)? a
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\dberr.txt
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\edb.chk
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\edb.log
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\edb00235.log
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\edb00236.log
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\edb00237.log
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\edbres00001.jrs
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\edbres00002.jrs
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\edbtmp.log
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}\catdb
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}\catdb.jfm
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{32447444-08D5-4B62-AF83-EE909CE470C6}\catdb
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{32447444-08D5-4B62-AF83-EE909CE470C6}\catdb.jfm
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{44D588E0-A4AF-4DBC-9CE5-87CB881FF0EE}\catdb
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{44D588E0-A4AF-4DBC-9CE5-87CB881FF0EE}\catdb.jfm
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{687C5DC7-A9D6-4C42-8CA9-FC08B03726D9}\catdb
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{687C5DC7-A9D6-4C42-8CA9-FC08B03726D9}\catdb.jfm
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{7E2CBBD5-BFA9-4CD0-AB3A-333DA3E13490}\catdb
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{7E2CBBD5-BFA9-4CD0-AB3A-333DA3E13490}\catdb.jfm
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{C54D76E6-7423-47FD-84BA-DA73F3C0958F}\catdb
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{C54D76E6-7423-47FD-84BA-DA73F3C0958F}\catdb.jfm
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb.jfm
    23 File(s) copied

    C:\Users\username>net start cryptsvc
    The Cryptographic Services service is starting.
    The Cryptographic Services service was started successfully.


    C:\Users\username>net stop cryptsvc
    The Cryptographic Services service is stopping..
    The Cryptographic Services service was stopped successfully.


    C:\Users\ussername> esentutl /g %systemroot%\System32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb

    Extensible Storage Engine Utilities for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
    Version 10.0
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    Error: Access to source database 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb' failed with Jet error -1811.

    Operation terminated with error -1811 (JET_errFileNotFound, File not found) after 0.0 seconds.




    C:\Users\username>esentutl /g %systemroot%\System32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb

    Extensible Storage Engine Utilities for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
    Version 10.0
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    Error: Access to source database 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb' failed with Jet error -1811.

    Operation terminated with error -1811 (JET_errFileNotFound, File not found) after 0.0 seconds.




    C:\Users\Username>esentutl /r %systemroot%\System32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb

    Extensible Storage Engine Utilities for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
    Version 10.0
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    Initiating RECOVERY mode...
    Logfile base name: C:\WINDOWS\System32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb
    Log files: <current directory>
    System files: <current directory>

    Operation terminated with error -1003 (JET_errInvalidParameter, Invalid API parameter) after 0.0 seconds.
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  4. Posts : 4,554
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    Please follow the instructions again.
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1, Windows 10
       #5

    FreeBooter said:
    Please follow the instructions again.
    Yes ,because doing the same thing and expecting a different result is....?

    Actually, the problem is that BEFORE you can VERIFY the database (using the esentutl /g switch) you need to launch Windows Update so that Windows recreates the contents of the catroot2 folder.
    If you don't do that the folder will remain empty and there's no database to verify, so you'll keep getting the errors you were receiving ("Operation terminated with error -1811 (JET_errFileNotFound, File not found) after 0.0 seconds.") until you start Windows Update.
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