QuickBooks is very popular among the small and medium businesses and is used worldwide by many people and the reason behind this is that the software is user friendly and gives you several features which help in managing the accounting part.
The downside of using the software is the number of arcane errors that desktop users encounter at various stages of using the software. In this article we will discuss the symptoms, causes and solutions to fix QuickBooks error 3371.
What is QuickBooks Error 3371?
At the time when QuickBooks is unable to load any license data because of which many errors are generated then at that particular time QuickBooks Error 3371 is generated and is allocated to those errors being caused. Because of the installation issues on desktop which operates QuickBooks these errors are produced. Following are the QuickBooks error 3371 codes:
Error 3371Error 3371, Status Code – 111118Error 3371, Status Code – 1
The above-mentioned error is triggered when QuickBooks cannot configure license properties, with the most likely explanation being data loss or file corruption needed to access the necessary information.
Causes of QuickBooks Error Code 3371
Although all QuickBooks errors and a standard explanation are presented, users still need to identify the particular reason behind the failure. Few of the cases mentioned below could possibly be associated when the user experience the QuickBooks 3371 series errors
It is not possible to access or destroy such QuickBooks files such as qbregistration.dat. Also Microsoft MSXML file cannot be carried out and above all no information regarding the license could be fetched.
All the information about the QuickBooks license is stored in qbregistration.dat file and this particular file is generated having license and the product number which is given by the user. Each time QuickBooks Desktop is activated the file must be executed and this can only be performed when the file is opened by Microsoft MSXML.
What Are the Symptoms of QuickBooks Error 3371?
At the time the user experiences the QuickBooks errors he gets a particular reason behind that as to why it is unable to load on pop-up in foreground. Below reason could wisely go when a user encounters QuickBooks series error 3371.
The error message, if any, may occur with a different status tag. As a catastrophic mistake, users will not be able to access company files and other data. In some cases user may experience a pause in the inputs received by a keyboard or mouse. In serious situations, users may also encounter device failures.
The situations when QuickBooks Error 3371 is displayed on the Desktop
Though there are no unique situations in which QuickBooks Error 3371 or its variants are dropped, when QuickBooks Desktop is freshly enabled, users are more prone to experience that. Here are several examples where users may have made the mistake:
During the shifting of QuickBooks installation of one system to another might destroy and misplace the information of the license which could actually be one of the major issues. The chances are such that either the QuickBooks version of MSXML part is destroyed while moving the data from one drive to another or the Operating system does not support it.
There probably could be other reasons as well revolving behind that could be the cause of such issues such as changes to the configuration of anti- virus software or could also be the problem of any network issue which could lead to such errors blocking the functioning of the files of QuickBooks.
How to Fix QuickBooks Error 3371?
The procedures to identify and fix the error revolve largely around the rectification of corrupted files and the recovery of missing data. To effectively fix QuickBooks Error 3371 follow steps in the similar sequence.
Step 1: Reinstall the Entitlement file
The entitlement file includes the details to validate with Intuit whether the installation of QuickBooks on the device is valid and is registered. The very first step for resolving this is by deleting the file that is existing and then registering QuickBooks with an authentic license and product number.
After that check for the Entitlement Data Store .ecml file in the Entitlement Client sub-folder under the folder for Intuit in the Program Data. Then as per the instructions being displayed on screen you can re- register QuickBooks on your system after deleting file and re-opening QuickBooks.
To be assured of the necessary files being configured as per need the re- registering of QuickBooks is the best way out.
There could be a high probability that the problem is with Windows installation if suppose the problem does not get resolved by the reconfiguration of QuickBooks. And for this you need to go with Step2.
Step 2: Update Windows manually
If QuickBooks worked great on the Windows system and stopped running all of a sudden, the new Windows files probably have not been updated.
For this all you need to do is; you need to look out for the updates in system settings and when you have the message saying “You’re up to date” then as per the requirement simply reinstall QuickBooks.
And in case if this solution doesn’t work then the last option would be to go for a clean install.
Step 3: Proceed with a clean installation
When the problem is deep-rooted, a fresh install is the last option. To fully reset the QuickBooks software it replaces the files on the device.
You can easily get access to QuickBooks Clean Install Tool found in QuickBooks Tool Hub. Very easily by just uninstalling and reinstalling QuickBooks the program files that are not being removed gets erased. Though this tool surely doesn’t go with QuickBooks 2020 where the folders are required to be named manually.
The above referred techniques are very useful to eradicate QuickBooks error 3371.Our certified experts provide 24/7 technical support via phone, chat, and email. If you want to discuss any more installation errors, feel free to
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