Saturday, September 30, 2006

QuickBooks Pro 2006 - Shitty Out of Box Experience

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

cheers mate! helped me solve a prob moving qb 2003 from one machine to another without install disks - lost them a long time ago!

Todd said...

I now have the same problem as you, but don't know what you mean by running the batch file. Where is it located and how do I get it to run? Is it in the registry? Thank you! Todd

Joe said...

Todd, the batch file you need to run is located at:
C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro\reboot.bat

Just browse to that file with "My Computer" or "Explorer" and run it by double-clicking it.

Todd said...

Many thanks Joe. That did the trick! It is scary to think how such small lines of code can stop one dead in one's tracks and muck up what you're doing.

Anonymous said...

That worked! Thanks so much for taking time to blog about this issue.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. This post totally saved my ass just now.

--minnow39

David said...

You're the foist "make sense" support I've found over the last three days.
I've been using QB2006 (reluctantly) for 6 months now. Until Friday, it ran no problems, then it started forcibly rebooting computer. No help online, especially from Intuit. Funny thing is, I have it installed on Laptop and same company file works. Uninstalled three times and reinstalled. Went through all suggestions QB offered. Going to try a repair and run batch file manually. Thanks For suggestion.
bilbod81@hotmail.com

David said...

Wellll, not even that seemed to help. Made all of QB'z suggestions as far as permissions. QB log still reports missing module in log and still persists I need Power user or Administrator rights. if any one has answer let me know...
bilbod81@hotmail.com

Fuad said...

Five months after your original post, and a full day wasted, I am soooo glad that you posted your experience. I have paid full price for this product, used it for almmost a year, then the hard drive crashed. Tried to reinstall, but had the same problem. That sad part is that Intuit offers support for thirty days only. I wonder why don't they post this on their websit? Thanks again
Fuad

Steven said...

Joe, you are the man!! I have had this problem since 2006. I just left it alone and worked around it using other means. You should see how many people in the QuickBooks Forums who are having the same problem. I copied and pasted your post in several discussions and posted Joe's Bit Bucket's address as the source. There are many people there who are pissed off that Intuit has not given them a solution. Just the same old "deinstall and reinstall" bullsh!t. And I'm talking posts as old as when I first looked there for a solution in 2006.

Joe said...

Steven, you're very welcome!

John said...

Yeeeha Thanks

James said...

I had this problem with Quickbooks 2007 even though the user was a Domain Admin and local admin. Once I manually ran the batch file like you mentioned it worked just as described. Thanks and great find.

Anonymous said...

I could just kiss you! After many days and nights of tears and frustration, I happened upon your site and presto your batch file instructions worked! You are a lifesaver. Thank you!

Suzanne said...

THANK YOU! After 3 1/2 hours of playing with this one silly program, I caught a link to this from the QuickBooks forum.

You have saved the office!

Anonymous said...

Hi Joe!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

I use QB Pro to run 3 businesses, and was having the same problem, it would install, but not launch. Running the batch file fixed it!

You're a genius!

Thanks so much!
Roxy Lewis 11/13/09 (Friday the 13th is good for something after all!