Quickbooks is accounting software used by multiple users around the world. Being software, it makes the process easy and helps the users in many ways but sometimes due to some reasons Quickbooks catches errors. These errors reduce the working capacity of Quickbooks software and make the process slow. Quickbooks runtime error abnormal program termination is one of the errors of Quickbooks that we are going to discuss.

In order to understand the error, you need to follow the whole article showcasing what is Quickbook Runtime Error is, what are the causes, and solutions to resolve it.

What is Quickbooks Runtime Error?

Quickbooks runtime error abnormal program termination

The QuickBooks runtime error or runtime error 0 QuickBooks often occurs at the time of the third-party installation. Yet, there are many other reasons behind this error but the major one is this as many users complain of having the error while doing the task of installing a third-party application or DMS.

What are the causes of Quickbooks Runtime Error?

  • If your file is damaged and corrupted, then leads to an error. Due to this reason, Quickbooks unexpected error 5 also encounters.
  • The file named QBW.INI becomes damaged and corrupted.
  • At the time of the installation process, you turned on Window Compatibility mode.

How can you remove Quickbooks 2003 runtime error?

There are 4 ways to resolve the error, You can easily apply these ways and get back the effective working process of your system.

Solution 1. Restart your System

Do you before think that restarting your system can help you resolve the error issue? Yes, it can, you can easily remove the error by simply restarting.

  • The first step is to restart your computer.
  • Press the window key from your keyboard and go to the shutdown and restart button.
  • In an alternative way, you can also go to the power button to shut down your system and then back on.
  • Permit rebooting in the system, then launch Quickbooks in your system.

Solution 2. Run Quickbooks with no Data

Moving on to this solution, if the above solution cannot fix the error issue. To proceed with the solutions, read the steps below:

  • First, you need to press the keys of the keyboard Ctrl+Alt+Del to check QBW.EXE file is running or not.
  • If the file mentioned above is running, then stop it by selecting the end process.runtime error 0 quickbooks
  • Look for the Quickbooks icon, right-click on it. Then, press and hold Ctrl from the keyboard and click open on the screen.

Solution 3. Close all Open Windows

Firstly, you need to do the same three steps as described above 

  • First, we need to press the keys of the keyboard Ctrl+Alt+Del to check QBW.EXE file is running or not.
  • If the file mentioned above is running, then stop it by selecting the end process.
  • Look for the Quickbooks icon, right-click on it. Then, press and hold Ctrl from the keyboard and click open on the screen.

After that, these steps will be followed:

  • Click on open, you need to look for the Alt key, press, and hold it from the no company open window.
  • Hold the Alt key and launch your company file by clicking open.

These two next steps will close all other open windows and open the company’s files.

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Solution 4. The Last method requires the renaming of the QBW.INI file

If any of these 3 solutions could not help you then, try renaming the QBW.INI file with these steps:quickbooks 2003 runtime error

  • Go to the windows file search tool and write the name of the file i.e. QBW.INI
  • When you get your file, right-click and click on rename.
  • At this time, you will be provided the recommendation of Quickbooks software.OLD extension is the new name of the file and then, the file becomes QBW.OLD
  • You can save all these changes by pressing Enter key.

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Solution 5: Use QuickBooks Tool Hub

QuickBooks tool hub is the giant form of all QuickBooks tools. It contains several tools that you can use as per the error’s nature. Move towards the steps below to use this dynamic tool on your system. 

  • Initially, close the QuickBooks software. 
  • Now, try to download the newest version of the QuickBooks tool hub.
  • Make sure that the file will be downloaded as QuickBooksToolHub.exe
  • Consequently, save this file on the desktop. 
  • Once done, access the saved file.
  • Go through the steps carefully to proceed with the installation.
  • Now, just open this tool.
  • QuickBooks tool hub contains lots of other tools. But, as the issue is related to the programs so choose Program Problems from the tabs.
  • Meanwhile, hit the tab named Quick Fix my Program.
  • Restart the QB desktop now.
  • In the end, just check if the error gets resolved or not.

Solution 6: Update the QuickBooks Desktop

Updating QuickBooks would help in resolving all the issues that come along with the outdated version of QuickBooks. Consider these steps to update your QuickBooks desktop. 

  • Initially, move towards the Help menu. 
  • From the list, choose Update QuickBooks. 
  • Thereafter, choose the Update now option. 
  • Click on the updates that you want to download. 
  • Consequently, hit the “Get Updates” button. 
  • If you want to know more about such updates then head towards the Updates column. 
  • Select the “Maintenance Releases” link. 
  • Now, another window prompts “changes/improvements”
  • Once done, restart your system.
  • Hit the Now or Yes button when you are redirected towards a new window asking “if you want to install the update now or later”.
  • Restart the system after completing this task.

Solution 7: Rename ND and TLG File

  • Go to the folder where you located the company file. 
  • Try to find out the files that end with .ND and .TLG extensions.such as “company_file.qbw.nd” and “company_ file.qbw.tlg”
  • Choose the Rename button by right-clicking on each file. 
  • Don’t forget to include “old” at the end of the file name. It should be like “company_file.qbw.nd.old”.
  • In the end, just restart the QuickBooks file. 
  • Try to sign in to the file. 
  • Finally, fix the issue if there raises any. 

Solution 8: Run QuickBooks Database Server Manager

This is the last solution that you can conduct. Make sure to perform each step with utmost care to run this dynamic tool QuickBooks database server manager. 

  • Open the QuickBooks tool hub. 
  • Now, navigate towards the Network issues button. 
  • Thereafter, choose QuickBooks database server manager. 
  • When the tool opens, choose the Start Scan button. 
  • The scanning will start to check all the technical bugs and issues. 
  • Hit on the Browse button if you cannot find the file. 
  • Then, head towards the Start Scan tab. 
  • After a successful operation, just hit on the Close button. 
  • Just access QB on workstations and servers. 

Note: Avoid using the QuickBooks Database Server Manager on the workstation that hosts the multi-user network.

I hope all these solutions fix the QuickBooks 2003 runtime error but if you still cannot resolve the error then you can have the help of the Quickbooks error support team. You can explain the issue to them over call and they will provide you with help.