Just even a thought of QuickBooks desktop runtime error can send a shiver down to the spine of many accountants and bookkeepers. But, now QuickBooks software has changed a lot. Now you don't need to grow anxious from a runtime error. Do you know why? Because experts have found simple but effective ways to fix QuickBooks desktop runtime errors. Gladly, there is more than one way to solve the runtime error on Quickbook. All those troubleshooting methods I have mentioned below that you can try and fix the QuickBooks runtime error with ease of mind. If you are not a great fan of reading then you can contact us and get assistance. Here we go:
Rename the QBW.INI file to fix Quickbooks Runtime Error
So, as a first step to fix a QuickBooks runtime error, you can change the name of the QBW.INI file name. What does mean of QBW.INI file? You might have this question in your mind. Here below is the answer.
Be informed that QBW.INI is nothing but just the file used by QuickBooks to store the initialization information. According to the requirement, the QBW.INI file name could be changed with the parameters. By doing so, you can fix runtime errors with ease of mind. Below are the steps to follow to change the name of the QBW.INI file.
The first step is to find the QBW.INI file with the help of the Windows file search tool.
Select the QBW.INI file from the menu and right-click.
Choose the rename option.
After that go to the locate QBW.INI file and then right-click the name of the file to.OLD extension.
Now click enter to save the changes and check. Hopefully, the Quickbooks runtime error will have gone.
Turn off and turn on the system
Let's not forget that too much of anything is bad. The same is true with computers & software. And QuickBooks accounting software is no different. That's why computer experts recommend the users turn off the computer after long and intense use. A simple restart of a computer and phone can fix a broad range of problems including the runtime desktop error in your Quickbooks. If you are using Windows supported computer you can follow the below-mentioned steps to restart the system.
Just from the bottom left corner select the Window icon (Start tab).
Now click the power button.
After that select restart.
Now, wait for a minute until your device is turned on automatically.
Once your system is fully restarted, chances are high that desktop runtime error will have gone.
If you have tried all the above-mentioned methods but found no solution then not an issue. There are a few more steps that you can take and get rid of Quickbooks runtime errors. One such step is to running QuickBooks with no data. These are the steps to follow:
Firstly, simply press Crtl+Alt+Del simultaneously and check if the QBW.EXE file is running.
In your observation, if you find QBW.EXE then select the file and further click End process to stop the file from running.
The next step is to right-click on the QuickBooks icon and long-press the Ctrl button while keeping the key down.
Now you will be able to access QuickBooks without data being connected to the account.
Close all open Windows to fix QuickBooks runtime error
It is quite normal to have opened multiple windows while doing the accounting on the system. But, having multiple Windows opened while working on QuickBooks software might result in a desktop runtime error. So, the idea here is to close all the Windows of QuickBooks. These are the steps:
Press Cntrl+Alt+Del to check whether or not the QBW.EXE file is running on your computer.
If QBW.EXE is not running the simply just right-click on the Quickbooks icon.
Now press the Cntrl Key on the keyboard and while holding that down click open.
The next step is to press and hold the Alt Key on the keyboard from the no company open screen.
While pressing the Alt button you need to select launch your QB company file.
Now only your company file will open and all other Windows.