Common ways to resolve the error
Stop QuickBooks from opening all windows at start-up
One of the most tried-and-tested methods of avoiding this problem is to stop the application from opening all windows at start-up:
Press the Alt key while double-clicking QuickBooks application icon.
When the system displays the prompt for the user password, release the Alt key and type in your password.
Click OK, and when the application launches, press the Alt key again.
Release the Alt
Note: When the application launches, remember to close all windows or simply click ‘Close all windows’ from within the application before exiting.
Open a sample file
If you are still unable to open your company file without facing the error, try opening a sample file as follows:
Press the Ctrl key while double-clicking QuickBooks application icon.
Continue pressing the Ctrl key till the application displays the ‘No Company Open’
Click ‘Open a sample file’.
Select one of the sample files and open it.
Note: If the application prompts you to initiate a restore/update operation, click on ‘OK’. If the sample file opens without any error, the company file that is throwing the error might be damaged or corrupted.
Copy the company file to your Desktop
Changing the location of the company file you wish to open is also an option you could try. The reason why this solution works is the limitation on the storage path of the file. Perform the following steps to change the location of your QuickBooks file:
Open the folder in which your company file is located and use the Locate option to find the QBW file.
Copy and Paste the file on Desktop.
Launch QuickBooks while pressing the Ctrl key till the application displays the ‘No Company Open’
Click on Open, browse to the file you copied on Desktop and click Open.
Note: If this doesn’t work, the QuickBooks company file may be damaged.
Use Auto Data Recovery
Restore the company file using the Auto Data Recovery option.
Troubleshoot the QuickBooks application
If all the above options fail, try troubleshooting the QuickBooks application.
Run Reboot.exe to re-register QuickBooks objects in Windows.
Manually repair the Microsoft.NET file framework installed on your system.
Perform a clean re-install for QuickBooks.
Run the QuickBooks Component Repair Tool to repair all your damaged files and components.