Instructions to Fix Microsoft Access Error 7957

Computer users using Microsoft programs may face this error while installing or accessing any Microsoft Corporation-related software program, or during Windows installation, or during Windows startup or shutdown. It will provide necessary information to fix the issue if you keep track of when and where 7957 encountered.  You may experience various symptoms if error 7957 encounters like, active program window will crash, PC may frequently crash, “Microsoft Access Error 7957” is reflected, or system may run slow and responds late to the commands, or freezes periodically for few seconds at a time.


There may be certain causes of  MS Access Error 7957 that may be as follows:

  • Corrupt download or may be incomplete installation of Microsoft Access software.
  • Any change (install or uninstall) made in a recent Microsoft Access-related software and corruption in Windows registry due to this change
  • Any Virus or malware infection has corrupted Microsoft Access-related program files or Windows system files
  • Microsoft Access-related files has been deleted maliciously or mistakenly by another computer programs

There may of several factors of runtime Errors “Error 7957”.So it is really necessary that you carry out required troubleshooting to prevent it from recurring. So below, all the steps are given to fix this issue, but make sure that you perform all the steps in the same order and carry out the next task if the existing doesn’t work for you.

Step 1: Repair Error 7957 Associated Registry Entries

If you’re not a PC service professional, it’s not recommended that you edit Windows registry to remove invalid Error 7957 keys. Because if by mistake you edit incorrect registry, it may createirreversible damage to your operating system and stop your PC from functioning. In fact, a miner error like misplacing or removing a comma can deter your system from booting entirely. So in this case, use a trusted application to clean the registry because it automates the scan process to find invalid registry entries, broken links within the registry, missing file references and repair them.

If you want to manually repair your Windows registry, to create a backup to save your data by exporting a portion of the registry related to Error 7957.Perform the following steps to create a backup of your data:

  • Open the Start menu.
  • In the search box, type “command”, but don’t press Enter button yet.
  • Now hit Enter while holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard.
  • Now a permission dialog box will prompt, click on its Yes option.
  • It will open a black box with a blinking cursor.
  • Type “regedit” there and press Enter.
  • Select the Error 7957-related key (eg. Microsoft Access), or any other related program in the Registry Editor that you want to back up.
  • Select Exportfrom the File menu.
  • In the Save In list, choose the folder where you wish to save the Microsoft Access backup key.
  • Now type a name for your backup file in the File Name box such as “Microsoft Access Backup”.
  • Be sure that you select “Selected branch” in the Export Range box.
  • Now click Save button to save file with a .reg file extension.
  • Now you have created backup of your Microsoft Access-related registry entry.

Now you can perform the next step of manually editing your registry. But perform it on your own risk. If you don’t want to perform this step go to the next step without performing manual editing f registry files.

Step 2: Run a Full Malware Scan

You may receive 7957 error if your PC has got virus infection. These malicious agents may corrupt, damage, or even delete Runtime Errors-related files. Furthermore, these malicious programs may be the reason of getting 7957 error.

Step 3: Clean Out Your System Junk (Temporary Files and Folders)

With the regular use of computer, it tend to accumulate junk files various sources and it tend to create problems with time if you don’t cleaned out system junks occasionally. This reason may introduced 7957 error or reason to slow response of your system. Microsoft Access may respond slow because of overloaded hard drive and file conflicts. Cleaning hard drive may not only solve the issue of 7957 error, but also speed up the performance of your system.

Disk Cleanup tool is a wonderful built-in tool and it can help you in removing junk files on your system. Follow the steps below to run the Disk Cleanup (including some Microsoft Corporation programs). Steps are convenient for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 users.

  • Open the Start menu.
  • In the search box, type “command”, but don’t press Enter button yet.
  • Now hit Enter while holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard.
  • Now a permission dialog box will prompt, click on its Yes option.
  • It will open a black box with a blinking cursor.
  • Type “cleanmgr” there and press Enter.
  • Disk Cleanup will start calculating how much occupied rom you may reclaim.
  • The Disk Cleanup dialog box will display along with series of checkboxes that you can choose. In most cases, the more disk space will be occupied by the”Temporary Files” category.
  • Put a check mark in the corresponding boxes of the categories that you want to clean and click OK button. 

Step 4: Update Your Computer’s Drivers

Corrupt or outdated device drivers also may be related to 7957 errors. For a variety of reasons, drivers may stop working and you need to update them often to fix the problems. But it may a quite difficult task to find a particular driver related to Error 7957. Moreover, it’s very time consuming and irritating to find, download and manually update the drivers even one is experienced in doing so. It may make the situation worse for you if you install an incompatible version of the right driver. So carry out this step carefully.

Step 5: “Undo” Recent System Changes by Using Windows System Restore Option

Windows System Restore is an option given by the Microsoft to its Windows user that allow the users to “go back in time” with their PC. This option may help you in your MS Access Error 7957 problems. Performing this option may return your PC’s system files and programs back to a point of time when everything was working well. This option can potentially be helpful in negating the hours of troubleshooting headaches related to 7957 errors. But stay aware about the fact that this step will not affect your documents, pictures, videos, or other data.

To use System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10) follow the instructions written below:

  • Open the Start menu.
  • Type “System Restore” in the Search Box and hit ENTER.
  • Click System Restore in the search results.
  • If prompted,provide any administrator passwords.
  • Follow the on screen steps further to select a restore point.
  • Finally Restore your PC.

Step 6: Uninstall and Reinstall the Microsoft Access Program related with Error 7957

Reinstalling Microsoft Access-related software may resolve you problem if your 7957 error is related to this this specific program.

Instructions for Windows XP:

  • Click the Start button and open Programs and Features.
  • Now click on the Control Panel.
  • Click Add or Remove Programs.
  • Under the list of recently Installed Programs, locate Microsoft Access Error 7957-associated programs (eg. Microsoft Access).
  • Click on the Microsoft Access-associated entry and then click the Remove button on the right side.
  • Further follow the on-screen instruction to complete the process of uninstallation of Error 7957-associated programs.

Instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista:

  • Click the Start button and open Programs and Features.
  • Click on the Control Panel on the right side menu.
  • Click on Programs now from the available options.
  • Then click on Programs and Features.
  • Under the Name column, locate Microsoft Access Error 7957-associated program.
  • Now click on the Microsoft Access-associated entry.
  • On the top menu ribbon, click the Uninstall button.
  • Further follow the on-screen instruction to complete the process of uninstallation of Error 7957-associated programs.

Instructions for Windows 8:

  • Produce the Start Menu image by hovering the cursor in the bottom left of the screen.
  • Bring up the Start Context Menu by Right-Click from the mouse.
  • Now click Programs and Features.
  • Under the Name column, locate Microsoft Access Error 7957-associated program (eg. Microsoft Access).
  • Click on the Microsoft Access-associated entry.
  • On the top menu ribbon, click the Uninstall/Change.
  • Further follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 7957-related program.
  • Now reinstall the program as per the Microsoft Corporation instructions.

Step 7: Run Windows System File Checker (“sfc /scannow”)

System File Checker is a potential program included with Windows. It can scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files including Error 7957.

Follow the instruction to run System File Checker (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  • Click or press the Start button.
  • n the search box, type “command”, but don’t press Enter button yet.
  • Now hit Enter while holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard.
  • Now a permission dialog box will prompt, click on its Yes option.
  • It will open a black box with a blinking cursor.
  • Type “sfc /scannow” there and press Enter.
  • System File Checker will start the scanning process and find out Error 7957 and other system file problems.
  • Further you just need to follow the on-screen instructions

Step 8: Install Available Windows Updates

To improve the Windows performance and give the user smooth experience, Microsoft constantly updates and improves Windows system files. An outdated program may create Error 7957 and sometimes just updating the Windows system may solve your Runtime Errors problems.

Follow the steps written below to check for Windows Updates (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  • Click on the Start button.
  • Type “update” into the search box and press Enter button.
  • Now a Windows Update dialog box will appear.
  • If there is any update available, click the Install Updates button.

Step 9: AlwaysPerform a Clean Installation of Windows

It’s advised to backup your data before performing the Windows reinstallation process to avoid data loss. Reinstalling Windows may be a very time-consuming and advanced task to fix MS Access Error 7957 issues.

This step is the final option to resolve your Error 7957 issue and all the data stored on your hard drive will be erased. It’ll be like starting with a new system. This entire process will be helpful to quickly clean out any and all “junk” accumulated over the time.

How to Get the Setup Log File if Avast Installation Fails

There may be several reasons if you’re trying to install and download Avast on your computer and could not be successful or it quits unexpectedly. If you connect to any tech support service providing company to help you in Avast installation, you will be asked to provide a setup log file for further analysis. You can access and copy a setup log file to a text file from the screen where Avast Setup wizard notifies you about an error that occurs while completing the setup.

Below the instructions are given to get the setup log file if Avast installation fails, but make sure that you perform then in order. So proceed as follows:

  • When you’re notified by the Avast Setup wizard while completing the setup that an error is occurred, there are two options in the middle of the screen, click on ‘View setup log’ button.


  • Earlier step will take you to Avast Log Viewer screen where you need to set Verbosity to ‘Debug’ listing from the rollover menu in the left corner at the bottom side.


  • Then click on the option ‘Copy to clipboard’ that you’ll find in the lower right corner at the bottom side.


  • Now, open the ‘Notepad’.


  • Click on the edit button in the ‘Notepad’, and click ‘Paste’ to insert the setup log data from the clipboard.


  • Then again drag the cursor to the top menu bar and select ‘File’, and click ‘Save as…’,


  • ‘Save’ the setup log anywhere on your computer as a text file named SetupLog.txt.


  • Once it’s done, exit from the ‘Notepad’, and then click ‘Close’ to exit Avast Log Viewer.


  • All ‘Done’ to exit from Avast Setup wizard.


After performing all the steps correctly, please compress the setup log file SetupLog.txt using a file compression tool built in your Windows then send it as an e-mail attachment to your specific Avast technical support service provider for further analysis.


Steps to Create and Use Avast Rescue Disk

There are multiples types of malwares and infections which may prevent the Avast installation on your computer. So if you want to install and use Avast on your computer in this case, you need to create Avast Rescue Disk first and use it to remove malware and infected files.

  • Create Rescue Disk on a CD or USB drive
  • Boot up your computer from Rescue Disk
  • Scan your PC for viruses and other infections
  • Repair or delete infected files

Step 1: Create Rescue Disk on a USB drive or CD

To create a Rescue Disk image either you need an empty USB drive with 500 MB or more free space or a blank recordable CD; CD/DVD-writer; burning software that can write in ISO file format (Alternative method).

Important Note:

Computers manufactured around year 2000 were not able to boot from USB drive. So if you’re using one computer that was manufactured around year 2000, you need to use the Alternative method to create Rescue Disk on a CD.



Follow the instructions to create Avast Rescue Disk on a USB drive,

1. Open the Avast user interface.


2. Go to its main menu then select Tools and then Rescue Disk.


3. Insert an empty USB drive into its port and choose USB from the select media drop-down menu. Then click on the Create Rescue Disk option. It’ll open a new window.


In this next window, select the letter that indicates your USB drive.


Click on the Yes or OK button if it asks you to erase content of selected USB drive. Thiwill confirm your action.

4. A progress bar will show at the time your Rescue Disk is being created. Click “OK” after the Rescue Disk image is complete.


Step 2: Boot up your computer from Rescue Disk

Once a Rescue Disk image is created, you can boot an infected system using the external USB (Preferred method) or CD (Alternative method) drive at the place of the internal hard drive.


Follow the instructions given below to boot from Rescue Disk on a USB drive,

1. Shut down the computer and insert USB drive into the USB port with Rescue Disk.

2. Turn on that computer which needs to be scanned. Press the right key to enter the Boot Menu as soon as your computer is on.

Important Note:

  • Look at your computer’s BIOS boot splash screen text (often a computer manufacturer’s logo and/or hardware initialization details are shown on it for a few seconds before Windows starts) that explains you how can get the access to the Boot menu.
  • As there are many computer and BIOS manufacturers, so there may be multiple ways to access the Boot Menu. The most common keys which are used are Esc, F12 or F11. F10, F9, F8 or F5 keys also are used by some computer models or manufacturers.
  • As soon as you find the right key to access the Boot Menu, restart the computer again and keep on tapping that key.


3. When the Boot Menu appears, choose USB device containing Rescue Disk from the list. It may be listed as Removable Devices, USB Storage Device, USB Flash Drive, or similar (sometimes it may be listed on a sub-menu with the other storage drives.)


4. When you select the boot option from the correct external media, a message will display with the instructions that which key you need to press. And as soon as you press the right key, it starts Rescue Disk.


Important Note:

If you are not able to access the Boot Menu, refer to the manufacturer’s website and go through the computer’s documentation, or try to connect to manufacturer’s support services. Also keep in mind that you may not boot those computers from USB drive which are manufactured around year 2000.

Step 3: Scan your computer for viruses and other infections

Your computer is ready to scan for malware as soon as Rescue Disk starts up on it.

1. Choose an option:

  • All hard discs – Scan the entire system.
  • Selected folders/discs – Scan only specific disc(s) or folder(s) on the computer. To select the folder(s) or disc(s) to scan, click on the “Change” option and then OK.

Note: If you want to scan compressed files (RAR, ZIP, etc), tick the option Scan all archives.

2. Then Click on the Start scan button.


Now you’ll see a progress bar.

3. A scan report will appear after the scan is finished. All the threats found will be listed there in the report.


And these details will be also in the results screen.


Step 4: Delete or repair infected files

Once Computer Rescue Disk completes the scan, it notifies you if there is any threat found. If it detects any threat, you have two options:


Fix automatically

1. Rescue Disk tries to detect and delete the malicious code from all infected files, while keeps other files intact. If Rescue Disk fails to repair any infected file, it’ll automatically delete that from the infected PC.


2. In the next windows, you need to click Quit and restart computer button to exit Rescue Disk.


Now when your computer restarts, remove the external USB drive/CD containing Rescue Disk from your system.