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Event ID: 257 Source: Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2

Level
Description
The Cryptographic Services service failed to initialize the Catalog Database. The ESENT error was: -1032.
Comments
 
T734109 provides instructions on how to repair the catalog database by using Esentutl or how to create a new one if it is corrupted and unrepairable.
The error codes are Jet Database errors, the type of database used by many Windows application for local storage.

Error: -1032 = Cannot access file. The "Windows Update fails with 8000FFFF" blog article describes a situation when this occurs if the permissions for C:\ are not configured properly. See the link for more details.

Error: -1805 = Too many open databases.

Error: -528 = Current log file missing.

See ME172570 for a description of Jet database error codes.

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