Quickbooks Error Codes

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Error Codes:

Most QUICKBOOKS error messages say Fatal or Unexpected Error and things like:
 V7.0D  R3P  M=1153, L=133, C=43, V=28 (FFFFFFF4).

V=7.0D This is the version of your QUICKBOOKS program (V7=QUICKBOOKS99).
R=R3P This is the maintenance Release number of your QUICKBOOKS program. QUICKBOOKS usually releases several updates for each version.  The releases available and the problems they fix are sometimes listed at http://www.quickbooks.com. If you have QUICKBOOKS problems check that you are using the most current release. If not, download it. This may fix many problems.
M=1153 Program module number.
L=133 Program line number.
C=43 This is an error code number.  More are listed below.  If you get repeated error codes back up or copy your file and confirm that your back up is complete.  After restoring the backup, click Verify Data and Rebuild Data.
V=28 (FFFFFFF4). Some debugging value, often in hex, that a programmer thought might be useful.



Error Codes – C =

1 For example, M=1028, L=1743, C=1,V=0  [0], in QuickBooks V5.0/R4, after a backup and  restore to a new system. This may involve non-standard video settings. Check to make sure you are in a standard set (e.g. 640×480 or 800×600) and 256 colors. It also may involve custom invoice form that must be copied in addition to the data file.
3 According to one report this means the program is unable to open a Quicken file on a Mac. This should happen only on Mac versions. Free up HD space. Reopen and close the file using Quicken for the Mac. Then try again. However, a second source says this relates to QUICKBOOKS having a full or nearly full hard drive.
9 Unable to read from an auxiliary file at the OS file system level.  Copy the data file to another disk or drive. Possible damaged disk.
10 Unable to write to an auxiliary file at the OS file system level. Should only happen during backup/restore, export, mail merge or other operation which write to a data file. Free up hard disk space and try again. Possible damaged disk.
19 Unable to delete a transaction, because it is incomplete (probably data error). Happens during Condense Data. In later versions, rebuild the data file.
21 QUICKBOOKS is trying to close a data file while the program thinks it is in the middle of recording a transaction, but probably isn’t. Check to see that the last data you recorded is still in the file. Get the latest release of QUICKBOOKS for your version.  Moving data, reinstalling, and rebuilding has no effect on this.
32 Also Error -35. The file was used in a newer version of QUICKBOOKS and cannot be used in an older one.  Each new version (and some Releases) of QUICKBOOKS has an updated data structure. QUICKBOOKS files can’t be used after conversion in a new version of the program.  (not used since version 4.0).
38 Unknown, but related to backup, as in V7.0D R1 (M=1352 L=968 C=38 V=30 (FFFFFFE2)
43 Error reading a transaction or memorized transaction. This can be caused when QUICKBOOKS is trying to navigate a report or report-like data, or by data damage. If restarting QUICKBOOKS and repeating the action causes the error again, it is probably damaged data. Then rebuild. C=43 also occurs when printing 1099 and W2 forms (V6.OD R1 [M=1477, L5203, C=43, V=2(2)). If the font looks like Russian letters it often relates to losing the OCR-A font is by installing TurboTax (also from Intuit). You must delete all OCR-A fonts and reinstall QUICKBOOKS.
44 Error writing a transaction. Possible data damage or out of memory.  Restart Windows and try again. If error persists, Rebuild.


Trying to remove a transaction from a report or report like feature.  Trying to locate a transaction that has been modified, but could not find it. Harmless. Close all windows and continue. If this does not work, try Verify and Rebuild.
51 Appeared in QUICKBOOKS 3.0 and was described as a benign error (keep going) or: exit QUICKBOOKS, exit Windows, and start again; verify in release 7 or later; or Rebuild data.
53 Some entry in a list should be deleted, but for some reason was not deleted. Rebuild data may be tried, but don’t expect much.  If it does not work, Restore last backup. If you get this on a regular basis it may be time to upgrade to a new version.
55, 64 The network temporarily went down. It then probably came back before it was noticed, except for  QUICKBOOKS, which cannot handle that.
88 Error writing to the QUICKBOOKS file on the QUICKBOOKS file level. Rebuild. If the problem persists try to free memory and try again.
147 Benign error ( keep working).
184 Unexpected Error – February report days mismatch (28 & 29)
210 Appears in files with Error C=53 (also Error 210, -210)
212 File has been used in later version.  Comment at C=32.
224 QUICKBOOKS tried to read an invalid split line for a transaction or memorized transaction. The data file may be damaged or QUICKBOOKS may be confused. Delete the first split transaction error, in the QUICKBOOKSWIN.LOG file.
225, 260, 265 Try Rebuild. You will probably have to call the QUICKBOOKS Support Network.
304 QUICKBOOKS could not create an image (.Quickbooksi) file, due to lack of disk space or network limitations. QUICKBOOKS creates this file when a company file is opened and deletes it when the file is closed.
315 Assertion failed miscellaneous error. The program should not be here and is not sure what to do.  It is used lots of places so it is hard to say how bad it is or what is the root cause. If you get it in list activities or reports it indicates a list problem. Try to Re-sort the list. It also can be low memory or conflicts with other programs.  Shut down other programs & see if problems disappear.  This error appears in older versions of QUICKBOOKS and Windows.
339 Memory is too full to send any other message.  See C=47.



Error Codes – Other:

117 or 146 Unknown Client-Specific Tax Form Printing Error. Uninstall and reinstall QuickBooks
80004003 This is a Windows error number. It means Invalid Pointer. In QUICKBOOKS2000 it related to an error when clicking an icon in the opening splash screen. All 8xxxxxxx numbers are Windows error codes (in hex).
Balance sheet out of balance This is always due to data corruption. See the above File recovery procedures.
Balance sheet net income not equal to Profit & Loss net If the balance sheet alone is in balance then one statement is on the Cash Basis and the other is on the Accrual Basis. Modify or Customize memorized reports, depending on the version of QUICKBOOKS. Also Edit (File) | Preferences | Reports | Cash (or Accrual) to set the default Preference for future reports.
Chart of Accounts delete error See list item delete error below.
Cursor, letters in title bar yellow, faint, hard to see Some say the Windows color definitions change. Due to WordPerfect 6. Apparently fixed in WordPerfect 7.  The solution is to exit and re-start Windows without using WordPerfect or to use WordPerfect 7.
Data from new QUICKBOOKS version, cannot use This big problem is easy to fix. Each QUICKBOOKS (QUICKBOOKS 4, 5, 6, 99, 2000, 2001…) upgrades data files so you cannot use it with older program versions. All you need is the new QUICKBOOKS version. Users who think they have the same QUICKBOOKS version may be very confused by this. That is because free Releases may update formats in a version. QUICKBOOKS6 R3, QUICKBOOKS99 R3 and QUICKBOOKS2001 R2 upgraded file formats. This causes problems for QUICKBOOKS Pro Advisors who deal with many QUICKBOOKS versions, releases and clients, so Intuit tries to minimize it.
Erroneous credits in A/R Aging report See Unexplained Errors below.
IE (Internet Explorer problems) Installing some versions of QUICKBOOKS try to get you to install a version of IE earlier than the one you have. You can add this to the top of the Quickbooksw.ini file for some systems and operating systems:
It works
Illegal operation For example, “This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. Details: QUICKBOOKSW caused a general protection fault in QUICKBOOKSWPR.DLL.” The Windows, Closeall, File, Utilities, Rebuild procedure may help. However, you also may get more information if you disable Dr.Watson (see top of this page). You also might uninstall and reinstall QUICKBOOKS.
Invalid page fault For example, “QUICKBOOKSW32 caused an invalid page fault in module QUICKBOOKSTXN32.DLL at 017f:0042f188.” See above.
Link Error Code: 00001 This appears in messages like: Link Error Code: 00001(HEX), UNKNOWN (15), linkRecNum = 48387, sibling = 48386, key (m1) = 40518, tOne = 40524, mTwo = 48378, tTwo =48382
It usually relates to transactions to be found and deleted to fix QUICKBOOKS files.
List Item delete error The error says something like, “This account is associated with an item. It cannot be deleted.” This applies to Items, Customers, Vendors, Employees, Payroll Items and the Chart of Accounts. You cannot delete such items if referenced by transactions or other items. For example, you cannot delete an account that is referenced by an Item or Payroll Item, even if no transactions reference it. You can only delete or change such items (accounts, etc.) after removing all references to them.
OL-2XX These errors relate to remote network/server problems (despite saying contact Intuit). QUICKBOOKS2000 correctly says contact Financial Institution. The key is how often they occur. It may be a transient problem (delays in the Internet between you and your bank or a problem with the bank server). Try again, preferably at a “less busy” time. QUICKBOOKS2000 OL-206 says “try again later. If it still fails, contact the financial institution.
Other program busy For example, “This action cannot be completed because the other program is busy. Choose ‘Switch to’ to activate the busy program and correct the problem. Doing so may result in this error message, “QUICKBOOKSDagent.exe, MrtInitialize failed – 7.” Clicking OK makes this go away for the moment. It relates to QUICKBOOKS Marimba  automatic background download capability, criticized as an invasion of privacy. Remove QUICKBOOKSDagent from the Windows startup menu. Turn off automatic downloads in QUICKBOOKS.
Printing Make sure the printer works with Start | Settings | Printers | right click printer | Properties, Print Test Page (lower right). Then check print spool setting. If this fails install a new printer driver from Windows or e Internet sites.  If you still have problems  check File | Print Setup and Print Forms settings in QUICKBOOKS. Also see errors 117 and 146 and next.
QUICKBOOKS freezes when printing You may have a Print Reports or Print Lists window ( with a printer name & Portrait/ Landscape, etc.) off the screen. QUICKBOOKS does not respond to a mouse after you print or Printer Setup. Rebuild has no errors and other programs run OK. The W2000 Task Manager does not show QUICKBOOKS as Not Responding. A Processes view shows 9%+ idle and no CPU time for Quickbooksw32.exe. Reports that Preview will Print. The solution: hold down Shift & click File, Printer Setup. Print Reports, etc., screens are centered on the screen. Move them slightly by dragging the top blue bar to create a new on-screen default.
Server busy QUICKBOOKS does not release its file lock as soon as you exit, so anyone trying to use the file too soon gets this message. To avoid it use the Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and Process  to End these processes: QUICKBOOKSW32, QUICKBOOKSDagent and Axelbridge. Alternatively, open a Sample or dummy file before exiting. A fix should be available soon (2/15/02).
Spool32 This may occur when printing. Someone suggested typing Ctrl -1 in QUICKBOOKS to get version and miscellaneous information. However, it probably relates to a printer not being properly set up.
Trans # This appears in messages like:

Trans #  Type  Date  Num   Name   Payroll Item   Wage Base   Amount
37922   Paycheck   03/30/2001    9093    … (cont.)

It usually relates to transactions that must be found and deleted to fix QUICKBOOKS files.

Unexplained Errors Many unexplained errors relate to corrupt data, which you (or we) can usually fix. See File Repair Procedures and Comments below.


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