QuickBooks Fatal Error During Installation - [Stop Application Error]

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How to Fix QuickBooks Fatal Error
Quickbooks Fatal Error

There are times when QuickBooks users may encounter the fatal error during installation such as when attempting a program update.

QuickBooks may display a “fatal error during installation” application message. You could get various error message numbers such as:

  • Error 1603 - Fatal Error During Installation: Installer encountered an internal error or an error related to .NET framework. This happens  when you try to install QuickBooks or update it and it is a run-time error
  • Error 1642: Error installing Microsoft .NET framework during QuickBooks installation
  • Error 1601: Windows installer not accessible.

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Try below methods when you encounter the above issues while installing QuickBooks desktop or when updating it.

Approach 1
If Windows installer file is corrupt you may try to fix this first and then reboot and carry on with QuickBooks installation or update.  You may have to follow various methods according to the version of Windows installed on your computer. In Windows 8 you type “start cmd.exe” and then “dism.exe/online/cleanup-image/restorehealth” after which you reboot windows and proceed.

Approach 2
  • You can download and install QB Install Tool from QuickBooks site. Reboot the system and run the tool once it is installed.
  • The QB Install Tool will help resolve .net Framework, MSXML and C++ issues.
  • You can also resolve .NET framework, C++, and MSXML issues by running Windows Update on your computer system, download and install them and then reboot your windows after which you proceed with QB installation. It should work.
  • If you still encounter errors then uninstall QuickBooks if it shows in control panel programs and accessories and if not then manually find the directory and remove it and type msconfig.exe in Start->run and click startup tab and deactivate any QuickBooks references. Try to reinstall QuickBooks and it should go through. 
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Points to Keep in Mind:

  • When you attempt to reinstall you should have your QuickBooks license and registration key at hand.
  • It is advisable to run Windows Updates to check for latest and updated .NET framework, C++ and MSXML versions.

List of Other QuickBooks Fatal Errors Are:

  • QuickBooks Fatal Error M=1188, L=3476, C=315, V=0 (0x0) - You need to close the corrupted windows until the list is unadorned and then save the data file back.
  • QuickBooks Fatal Error qbw32.exe - Application Error The instruction at "0x564000e0" referenced memory at "0x02e74360". The memory could not be read.
  • QuickBooks Fatal Error Disk Full When Writing To - "C:\Program Files\xxxx\xxx Endpoint Protection Manager\db\sem5.log". You need to rename the existing sem5.log to sem5.log.old and trying to start the database server and then start the SEPM services
  • QuickBooks Fatal or Unexpected Error C=43 - Cause by data file corruption. You need to restore the earlier backup file. After restoring the file, the user should accomplish data file maintenance to confirm that the set of data is in decent condition.

Question: How to fix a fatal error on QuickBooks Enterprise while downloading 2018?

Today I got a fatal error message during working in QuickBooks enterprise. It crashes the application then I started it and it will happen again.

Answer: Regarding QuickBooks Enterprise 2018 Fatal Error:

If it shows error code like -6xxx, then it perhaps means that your company data file has some damage in it. You can initiate the verify command to test it. If the data is corrupted, you are recommended to get your data repaired by QuickBooks technician or restore to the previous backup you made before the error started happening.

What if it Still Does Not Work?

There is no need to worry. We recommend you try out all the steps outlined above which should result in success and if it still does not work for you then our QuickBooks experts are always available on call. 

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