QuickBooks Payroll Runtime Error

QuickBooks Payroll Runtime Error can occur anytime when the user is working on QuickBooks Payroll or the software. The error code that reflects in the pop-up is “QBW32.exe.” The message you may see is “Memory couldn’t be read – The program terminated in an unusual way – Contact Support.” Sometimes its would turn into QuickBooks Payroll Unrecoverable Error which need special inspection & troubleshooting .

Reason Behind Run Time Error QB Payroll

These are the following reasons due to which error appears:

  • The company file is either damaged or corrupted
  • QuickBooks is working only in Windows Compatibility mode. Not normally.
  • The QBW.INI file is corrupted or damaged.
  • Data compatibility issue while Transferring QuickBooks Payroll To New PC .
An important point to be noted: Rebuild QuickBooks Data or verify QuickBooks Utility if you see data corruption as a reason behind the error.

Steps To Fix Run-Time Error Message Intuit Payroll

These are the steps you need to follow to fix QuickBooks Library Runtime Error:

First of all, check whether your QuickBooks is opening easily or not. If it isn’t, follow the mentioned below steps:

1. First Method: Run QuickBooks Accounting Software without Company File

  • There must be C++ related errors. To run QB applications, you need to solve these errors.
  • Now, first of all, check QBW.exe isn’t running alone or with other programs at the back.
  • Now, press ‘Ctrl + Alt + Delete’ altogether and then go to the Processes tab.
  • If you see any process with the name – QBW.exe, you need to end the task. Right-click on it and click on End Task.
  • Select Yes to confirm and the process will discontinue.
  • Now, press and hold the CTRL key and then right-click on the QuickBooks icon.
  • Select Open. The software will open and no company file will open in it.
  • Check if you are getting the same error or the error has been resolved.

2. Second Method: Close all the Windows and then open QuickBooks Payroll and the Accounting Software

  • First of all, follow the above-mentioned steps to close QBW.exe file.
  • Once the file is closed, double-click on QB icon to open it and then long-press the ALT key in the No Company Windows.
  • After you have closed the QBW file, double-click the QuickBooks icon, (as before) and press and hold the ‘Alt’ key from the ‘NO COMPANY’ window and then open the Company File.
  • If the run-time error is still there in your QuickBooks, rename the file QBW.ini

3. Third Method: Rename the file – QBW.ini

Make sure your system setting displays all hidden files of Windows. You can find QBW.ini files in Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Intuit\QuickBooks [Version] where [Version] is the version of your QuickBooks Desktop.

Windows 7, Windows Vista: C:\Program Data\Intuit\QuickBooks [Version] Folder where [Version] represents the version of QuickBooks Desktop software.

Windows 7, Windows Vista: C:\Program Data\Intuit\QuickBooks [Version] Folder where [Version] represents the version of QuickBooks Desktop software.

  • You can either open the Windows Search Tool to locate QBW.ini
  • To rename the file, right-click on it and then click on Rename
  • In actual, you need to change the extension of the file. Instead of .ini, add .old file extension.
  • Close all the windows and then open QuickBooks. Check if the software is running or it still shows the error.
Help RunTime Error QB Payroll Basic, Enhanced , Full Service

If it still shows the error, you need to connect with us to get the real cause of error rectified. To connect with QuickBooks Payroll Support Number on QBPayrollHelp Toll-Free 📞+1844.827.3817 or connect with us via our all-time available Support Email Address ; and we will be connecting with you as per your convenience. We are also available through Live Chat Support through our Website QBPayrollHelp. It’s at the down-right corner of the website.


  1. What causes Runtime errors in Windows 10?

    This error could likewise be because of a degenerate, flawed, or infection tainted outsider application or programming running into your framework. You have to run a perfect boot on your framework, which lets you distinguish which application/programming or a program is causing this error. It is like Windows Safe mode.

  2. How would I enter payroll time in QuickBooks?

    💠Enter Hours in Timesheets and open the Timesheets tab
    💠Now, you have to choose the payroll interval wanted
    💠Enter the accompanying data required such as  Date Start Time 
    💠In any case, if pertinent, enter hours for excursion pay or potentially debilitated compensation.
    💠Audit your timesheet
    💠When your timesheet is prepared for your boss’ endorsement, click on Turn In to finish the cycle

  3. How to fix payroll errors in QuickBooks Desktop?

    💠Click on the Employees and then go to the Payroll Center. 
    💠Hit the next click on the Start Unscheduled Payroll
    💠Set the Pay Period Ends and Check Date fields
    💠Pick the worker that was come up short on
    💠Select the Handwrite and Assign check numbers radio and enter the number
    💠Click and Open Paycheck Detail


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