- Last Updated on:   March 18th, 2019
- Posted by: QB
- Category: QuickBooks Error Codes
Here is what You should do when QuickBooks has stopped working, won’t open or QuickBooks is not responding
QuickBooks users sometimes face an error while opening QuickBooks Desktop or the screen may just freeze and not respond to any command. These type of issues is such a typical issue. QuickBooks has stopped working or not responding, not opening error messages display on screen when user try to open QuickBooks Desktop. In this article we have discussed and reviewed about this problem of QuickBooks and also shared few best ways to fix these errors from your QuickBooks Desktop. If you too face such an issue, there might be these following reasons that may be triggering this error:
What causes the error?
- Your company name may be longer than required
- QBWUSER.INI file might be damaged, corrupt or missing
- Corrupt hard drive
- Damaged program files and/or QuickBooks Desktop installation
- Windows OS may be damaged
- Conflict in some program
- Installation Error
- Some Program Files that are Damaged
How to stop it from happening?
- Always use QuickBooks Desktop’s latest release
- The windows regional settings of QuickBooks should be set to US locale.
- Use the appropriate regional settings
How to fix QuickBooks Not Working or QuickBooks Not Responding Error?
QuickBooks not responding/QuickBooks not working is most common issues that occurs in QB. You can perform the below-mentioned troubleshooting steps to resolve issues that don’t let QuickBooks open or freeze the software. However, make a note that these errors are Windows OS specific and you should only try to fix it on your own if you are comfortable doing it. Otherwise, consulting a professional or the manufacturer is recommended. You can take help from QuickBooks Error Support team for quick resolution of these problems.
- Firstly Restart your PC
- Now Open QuickBooks Software
- Click on Start > All Programs > Right Click on QuickBooks
- Press Ctrl key and open QuickBooks
✔ Solution 1: Download and use QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool (QBinstall Tool)
- Download the QB Install Diagnostic Tool
- Now save the file to the computer where QuickBooks is Installed
- Close all the applications that is running on your computer system.
- Now Run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool (QBInstall Tool)
- Restart your system after running the tool to make sure that the windows components are updated
✔ Solution 2: Reboot your PC and Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus Software
- Reboot your system
- After reboot, open your QuickBooks Desktop.
- Temporarily disable your antivirus if the issue persists
In case the error still persists, just try disabling your antivirus software temporarily. You can take help from your IT professional at this time.
✔ Solution 3: Rename the QBWUSER.INI File
- Rename the QBWUSER.INI File (changing the name of the file would erase the list of company files that were opened previously and this step would require you to open your company file(s) manually)
- Find and open the folder where the QBWUSER.ini is stored ( if you are unable to find the folder, enable all the hidden files and folders to find it)
- Follow this path: Location: \Users\[Your user name]\AppData\Local\Intuit\QuickBooks [year]
- Rename QBWUSER.ini (do a right-click and select rename)
- Put .old at the end of the file name (e.g.QBWUSER.ini.old)
- Also, rename the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file.
- In case the program opens post renaming QBWUSER.ini or EntitlementDataStore.ecml, see if you can open a sample company file.
- In case you are able to open sample file and your own company file is still not opening, then copy the file to a different folder or location and open it from the new location (copy the file to a local folder than a network location)
- If the company file opens from the new location, the issue might be originated from a damaged folder or folder permissions
- If you still fail to sign into your company file, then check if your company file is damaged
- Try restoring an earlier backup of that file instead In case of damaged file
- If you are unable to open the sample company file or QuickBooks doesn’t start, the issue might be with the QuickBooks installation
✔ Solution 4: Reinstall QuickBooks using Clean Install
- Uninstall QuickBooks Desktop and reinstall it. This process will get you the most recent QuickBooks Update which can resolve all your issues.
✔ Solution 5: Create a New Admin User for QuickBooks
- Create an account in Windows and a new admin user for QuickBooks
✔ Solution 6: Open the company file from a different folder location (If other files or sample file do open)
- First of all You need to Press Windows + E Key on your keyboard in order to open the Computer window.
- Search for the data file, which will have a .qbw file extension .
- While searching for a file that is located on a network server, browse to the network drive on which the data file is located
- Right-click and select Copy after finding your company file.
- After that Go to your C: Drive
- Now Make a new folder at here
- Name this folder as QBTEST
- Now Open the new QBTEST folder
- Paste the company file here
- Now, Open QuickBooks while holding the CTRL key simultaneously
- Select Restore “an Existing Company” through the C:\QBTEST folder that you have created.
- Finally, Open the company file that you copied in the QBTEST folder.
That’s all from our behalf. We hope that the above given solution methods could help you to resolve the issue. If you have queries related to it or getting same problem again and again feel free to contact QuickBooks Customer Support Phone Number at +1(800)880-6389. We are available 24*7 to help QuickBooks users. Thank you for visiting. We look forward to working together!