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How to Fix QuickBooks Payroll Error 557

quickbooks error 557

You might face 557 error using QuickBooks Payroll, One of the best part of these QuickBooks errors are that they suffixed with Error code numbers through which it becomes quite easy to narrow down the specific reason for the error.

This error crops up when after completely upgrading the software to next and latest version you opt to download updates for payroll launched for the software.

Cause for the QuickBooks Error 557:

QuickBooks Payroll Error 557 can be a direct result of damage done to files related to windows operating system. These destructive files are not only threat for the QuickBooks Payroll software but can also do some irreparable damage to the computer system. These corrupted files can be direct result of many damaging factors that are enumerated below:

  • Improper Installation Process of the software.
  • Uninstallation of software not done completely and properly.
  • Incomplete deleting process of programs and hardware.
  • Virus, Spyware or adware attack done on the computer system
  • Improper Shutdown of the computer system.

All these situations can result in either corruption of Windows file or they get permanently deleted from the system. This further leads to connecting with files and programs that are either corrupted or have missing information which in the end results improper working of the software.

Before resolving the error user should be aware about certain facts that are listed below:

  • It is assumed that the user has an activated subscription of the QuickBooks Payroll software.
  • After correcting the issue the software will start working properly and you will be able to download all the payroll updates rolled out by the company for the software.

Step by Step QuickBooks Payroll Error 557 Resolution:

Considering the seriousness of the situation and the time crunch for the user, it is advised to resolve the error by contacting the technical experts immediately and relaying all the information to them in full disclosure. However, for those who are tech savvy, they can follow the enumerated process provided below:

  1. Log on to the computer as Administrator when you start it.
  2. Go to Start button and select the options – All programs, system tools, Accessories and then select System Restore option.
  3. You will face a new screen wherein you should select ‘Restore My Computer to an Earlier Time’ and then select ‘Next’.
  4. From the list called ‘On this list – Click a Restore Point’ you should choose the most recent time for System Restore.
  5. Now click on Next and then on the Next tab in the confirmation screen.
  6. Once the restoration process gets completed restart your computer.

“QuickBooks payroll software, invented by Intuit, was designed with the aim of providing accountants and bookkeepers a cemented way of handling payroll responsibilities through QuickBooks software. As the software is designed on the basis of specific codes, it is imperative that the software requirements are met completely for proper functioning of the QuickBooks Payroll. Mismatch of the system requirements of the software with that of the operating system is one of the most common reasons behind errors cropping up and interrupting the work flow of the user. “

If the issue is still not resolved you should get in touch with the customer care support of intuit or QuickBooks for prompt resolution. Alternatively, you can also get in touch with toll free QuickBooks Payroll support number at 1-844-827-3817.

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