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QuickBooks 2016 Desktop Pro Won’t Start

    To address the distinct needs of various segments of users, QuickBooks has launched four versions of QuickBooks Desktop. These are –QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier and QuickBooks Accountant. The QuickBooks Desktop Pro was launched especially for small and medium businesses. Needless to say that like all its other versions, QuickBooks Pro 2016 has also been immensely popular and more and more people are availing its benefits every passing day.

    However, one of the most common issues the users of this software face is the QuickBooks 2016 Desktop Pro Won’t Start issue. You may have also faced such issues and needless to say that it may have been quite frustrating at times.

    Fret not! All you need to do is to go through this blog till the end. Yes, we will tell you some easy methods to issue Fix QuickBooks 2016 Desktop Pro Won’t Start.

    Here we go!

    Procedure to Fix QuickBooks 2016 Desktop Pro Won’t Start Issue

    Here are some of the easiest solutions to this issue-

    Total Time: 30 minutes

    Run Quick Fix My Program Tool

    This tool is a part of the QuickBooks Tool Hub and it helps fix common errors. Here is the procedure to download QuickBooks Tool Hub and run the Quick Fix My Program tool
    🔷 Close the QuickBooks application
    🔷 Download the latest QuickBooks Tool Hub version. 
    🔷 Save the file in a suitable location on your system
    🔷 Open the file named QuickBooksToolHub.exe
    🔷 Follow the on-screen instructions to install QuickBooks Tool Hub
    🔷 When prompted, click the ‘I agree’ button to agree to the terms and conditions.
    🔷 Wait till  the installation completes
    🔷 Double-click the QuickBooks Tool Hub icon on your desktop to open it
    🔷 In QuickBooks Tools Hub, click on the Program Problems tab
    🔷 Choose Quick Fix my Program
    🔷 Start QuickBooks Desktop again and check if you are still getting the issue

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    Suppress or Remove QuickBooks Application

    Sometimes, you may experience the QuickBooks 2016 Desktop Pro Won’t Start issue if the company file gets damaged/corrupted for some reason or other. QuickBooks may try to open the damaged file and this is why you may end up getting the error message. This issue will get resolved if you suppress or remove the application. 
    Please follow the steps below-
    🔷 Press and hold the Control Key. 
    🔷 Double click the “QuickBooks Desktop “icon.  
    🔷 Make sure not to release the Control key on the keyboard till the “No Company Open “window appears. Else, QuickBooks will either freeze or you will get an error message.  
    🔷 Next, select the appropriate company file 
    🔷 Click Open
    🔷 Check if the file is opening smoothly now.

    Check if QBW32.exe Process is Running

    To do this, please follow these steps-
    🔷 Right-click on the Windows taskbar. 
    🔷 Click on Start Task Manager
    🔷 Now click the Processes tab. 
    🔷 Click on the header Image Name and arrange the processes alphabetically.  
    🔷 From this list, search for the QBW32.exe file. 
    🔷 Click on the End Process tab and close the file
    🔷 Start QuickBooks Desktop again and check if you are still getting the issue

    Save Company File on an Alternate Location

    If your company file is currently placed in the network drive, make a copy of it in the local drive of your system. Do the troubleshooting in the network configuration in the file placed in the local drive. 
    Please follow the steps mentioned below to complete this process-
    🔷 Create a new folder on the C drive in your system 
    🔷 Now open the folder where the company file has been saved
    🔷 Press and hold the Control key on your keyboard for some time. Now select the company file and the particular .TLG file for your company file
    🔷 Right-click on the file name
    🔷 Click Copy
    🔷 Open the folder you have just created. Right-click and select ‘paste’ to move the .TLG file to this folder.

    See Also-: How to Fix Cannot Open QuickBooks Portable Company File

    Rename .ND and .TLG File Extension

    Sometimes, shortening the file name by renaming the .ND and .TLG extension can help solve this issue. Please follow the steps below-
    🔷 Open QuickBooks 
    🔷 Open the folder where you saved the company file 
    🔷 Find out the transaction log file
    🔷 Rename it as [company file name] OLD .qbw .TLG. Rename the .ND file similarly. 
    🔷 Now try opening the QuickBooks company file again and check if the issue persists.

    Read Also-: How to Upgrade from QuickBooks 2016 to 2019

    Final Words:

    All the solutions discussed above are simple but effective ones. You just need to perform the procedure sequentially and fix this issue once and for all! However, if none of the above-mentioned methods helps solve the issue, you may reach out to some of the experienced QuickBooks experts.

    💠Frequently Asked Questions💠

    What Causes the QuickBooks 2016 Desktop Pro Won’t Start Error Message?

     Multiple reasons may lead to this issue. Some of these are  –
    ▪ The company file may have got damaged or corrupted for some reason or other
    ▪ The file may have been left in ‘open’ state on another system on a multi-user network
    ▪ You may have been using an outdated version of the QuickBooks software
    ▪ The name you are using for your company file may be too long

    What is the Procedure to Check if My QuickBooks Software is Registered or not?

    Please execute the following steps-
    ▪ Open the QuickBooks application
    ▪ Press F2 on your keyboard
    ▪ The QB Product Information window will open up
    ▪ On the right of the product license number,  you will find the registration number if the product is registered already.

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