QuickBooks Won’t Open

by James Antonio

Often QuickBooks users face trouble since at the end of the day it is just software.

One of the most common problems which QuickBooks users often experience is that QuickBooks Desktop won’t open or doesn’t start.

Although this issue can severely impact day-to-day business operations, it can be easily fixed with some easy steps.

What is QuickBooks Won’t Start is all about?

QuickBooks often fails to start and the owner fails to perform any bookkeeping function from it. This results in hampering the business process and eventually the productivity too.

For a better understanding, here is an image of the error that emerges when QuickBooks won’t start.

QuickBooks Won’t Open

Why the QuickBooks won’t Start?

There are ample reasons why your QuickBooks won’t start, some of which are mentioned below:

  • Corrupted hard disk
  • Damaged or missing QBWUSER.INI file
  • Company name is too long
  • QuickBooks Desktop is installed incorrectly
  • Operating system is out of date.

How to Fix the QuickBooks Won’t Start Problem?

Step 1: Close the particular QBW32.exe process

Step 2: Delete the QuickBooks application.

Step 3: Download and restart the QuickBooks desktop application. Once restarted, you will have a new system. Try to see if QuickBooks works.

Step 4: Register again QB-related elements in Windows.

Note: In case the QuickBooks is unregistered, do the following:

  • Step 1: On the screen, press OK and close the particular product information screen
  • Step 2: Select the Help option and select Activate QuickBooks
  • Follow the instructions present on the screen and authenticate the information to finish the activation process

Step 5: QuickBooks installation repair

Step 6: Clean it and then install the software.

Note: Avoid clicking your QuickBooks too many times when it works is working slowly. This can change the QuickBooks functions and hence can make the process slow.

Can using the Latest Version of QuickBooks help you to Avoid such Errors?

Software experts recommend using the most updated version of QuickBooks that is equipped with the most advanced tools and features to help you avoid such errors with ease.

Which one Leads to the QuickBooks not Starting Problem? Hard Drive Corruption or Program File Damage?

Program file damage and hard drive corruption both lead to the most common problem of QuickBooks: QuickBooks won’t start.

Does QuickBooks won’t start Problem Leads to any business Complexity?

Yes. QuickBooks won’t start problems that lead to the hampering of business processes and in-turn impact the organization severely.

Features of Dancing Numbers for QuickBooks Desktop





How Dancing Numbers Will Help You


Dancing Numbers is SaaS-based software that can easily be integrated with your QuickBooks account. You can import, export, and delete lists or transactions from your company file. Using Dancing Numbers you can simplify and automate the process, saving time and increasing productivity. Just fill in a few fields and apply the relevant features to complete the task.

It saves your time and money that you can invest in your business. It has no human errors, works automatically, provides a user-friendly interface (easy to use and learn), and more. You can also have access to the comprehensive features set if you use it to import, export, and delete services.

Supported Entities/Lists

Dancing Numbers supports all QuickBooks entities that are mentioned below:-

Customer Transactions

Receive Payment
Credit Memo/Return Receipt
Sales Receipt
Sales Order
Statement Charge

Vendor Transactions

Bill Payment
Purchase Order
Item Receipt
Vendor Credit

Banking Transactions

Journal Entry
Transfer Funds
Bank Statement
Credit Card Statement
Credit Card Charge
Credit Card Credit

Employee Transaction / List

Time Tracking
Employee Payroll
Wage Items


Inventory Adjustment
Inventory Transfer
Vehicle Mileage

Technical Details

Devices Supported

  • Windows


  • On Premise

Language Support

  • English

Pricing Model

  • Annual Subscription

Customer Types

  • Small Business
  • Medium Business



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Frequently Asked Questions

How and What all can I Export in Dancing Numbers?

You need to click "Start" to Export data From QuickBooks Desktop using Dancing Numbers, and In the export process, you need to select the type you want to export, like lists, transactions, etc. After that, apply the filters, select the fields, and then do the export.

You can export a Chart of Accounts, Customers, Items, and all the available transactions from QuickBooks Desktop.

How can I Import in Dancing Numbers?

To use the service, you have to open both the software QuickBooks and Dancing Numbers on your system. To import the data, you have to update the Dancing Numbers file and then map the fields and import it.

How can I Delete in Dancing Numbers?

In the Delete process, select the file, lists, or transactions you want to delete, then apply the filters on the file and then click on the Delete option.

How can I import Credit Card charges into QuickBooks Desktop?

First of all, Click the Import (Start) available on the Home Screen. For selecting the file, click on "select your file," Alternatively, you can also click "Browse file" to browse and choose the desired file. You can also click on the "View sample file" to go to the Dancing Numbers sample file. Then, set up the mapping of the file column related to QuickBooks fields. To review your file data on the preview screen, just click on "next," which shows your file data.

Which file types are supported by Dancing Numbers?

XLS, XLXS, etc., are supported file formats by Dancing Numbers.

What is the pricing range of the Dancing Numbers subscription Plan?

Dancing Numbers offers four varieties of plans. The most popular one is the basic plan and the Accountant basic, the Accountant pro, and Accountant Premium.

How can I contact the customer service of Dancing Numbers if any issue arises after purchasing?

We provide you support through different channels (Email/Chat/Phone) for your issues, doubts, and queries. We are always available to resolve your issues related to Sales, Technical Queries/Issues, and ON boarding questions in real-time. You can even get the benefits of anytime availability of Premium support for all your issues.

How can I Import Price Level List into QuickBooks Desktop through Dancing Numbers?

First, click the import button on the Home Screen. Then click "Select your file" from your system. Next, set up the mapping of the file column related to the QuickBooks field. Dancing Numbers template file does this automatically; you just need to download the Dancing Number Template file.

To review your file data on the preview screen, just click on "next," which shows your file data.

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