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QuickBooks is an accounting and financial software mainly used by small and medium-sized businesses to manage their company data. In this, we are going to discuss Error 1920 QuickBooks Database Manager Service failed to start and we will also discuss what steps should be taken to troubleshoot the error code 1920.

The Error Code error 1920 service QuickBooks database manager service failed to start with QuickBooks occurs during sync, open, add accounts, launch, install, download, deleting, removing, uninstalling, exporting, importing, printing, update on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 or related to Office 2007, 2010, 2013.

This error also occurs due to corruption or malfunctioning of hardware. Let us start by discussing Error 1920 QuickBooks Database Manager Service failed to start.

What is Error 1920 QuickBooks?

When Error 1920 occurs the following message is displayed on screen, Error 1920 QuickBooks Database Manager Service failed to start. QuickBooks Error Code 1920 is mostly caused by irregular entries in the Windows registry or incorrectly configured system settings.

Error 1920 QuickBooks Database Manager Service failed to start arises because the QuickBooks Database Manager scans installed hard drives for company files in order to create a connection to those files. It cannot start correctly because the service tries to access a drive on the desktop and was unable to.

Causes of Error 1920 QuickBooks Database Manager Service failed to start

Check out the list below for the Causes of Error 1920 QuickBooks Database Manager Service failed to start. It would be better take appropriate measures to resolve this error in order to continue the task on QuickBooks

  1. The malfunction in your system operation.
  2. Common reasons include incorrect or failed installation or uninstallation of software
  3. Invalid entries in your Windows registry,
  4. Consequences of a virus or malware attack,
  5. Improper system shutdown due to a power failure or another factor,
  6. Accidentally deleting a some of the necessary system file or registry entry.

Fix Error 1920 QuickBooks Database Manager Service failed to start

Below in this post, we are going to discuss some of the solutions to resolve Error 1920 QuickBooks Database Manager Service failed to start. It is better to take immediate steps to resolve this error in order to continue working on QuickBooks.

Solution 1:  check if your Windows is up to date. Not that If the components are not up to date, then it can cause issues

Step 1: Remove it, If you have installed any security software recently,

 Step2: turn it OFF, If the firewall is ON

Step 3: Ensure that while the troubleshooting is being performed you are not running multiple programs

Step 4:  you have to check, security is up to date, If the application was working previously with the security.

Step 5: you need to remove any recently installed applications.

Check once whether QuickBooks is working fine or not. If it is not working you need to follow the steps in solution2.

Solution 2: Rename your QuickBooks Desktop company file

To resolve this issue, you have to Rename a QuickBooks Desktop company file installation folders. You have Use Windows Explorer in order to locate and rename each of the folder locations listed for your version of Windows.

Windows 7/8/10

  • C:\Program Data\Intuit
  • C:\Program Data\Common Files\Intuit
  • C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\Intuit
  • C:\Program Files\Intuit
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit

Windows vista

  • C:\Program Data\Intuit
  • C:\Program Data\Common Files\Intuit
  • C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Intuit
  • C:\Program Files\Intuit
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit

Step 1: open  your QuickBooks Desktop and attempt to open  your company file.

Step 2: press F2 or Ctrl+1, On your keyboard, to open the Product Information window.

step 3: you have to Close QuickBooks Desktop.

Step 4: close the company file in all workstations, If you are in a Multi-User mode,.

Step 5: you have to Navigate to the location of the company file.

  • Windows 10, 8.1 and 8: select File Explorer, Right-click the Windows Start
  • Windows 7 and Vista: select File Explorer, Right-click the Windows Start button Explorer.

Step 7: Right-click on the file and select Rename.

step 8: press Enter while Typing the new company file name.

Step 9:  If Windows prompts you to confirm the action, click on Yes.

Solution 3: Set up QuickBooks Desktop to use the new company file name

If the solution 2 does not resolve your Error 1920 QuickBooks Database Manager Service failed to start, then you have to opt for solution 3. Check out the steps for setting up QuickBooks Desktop in order to use new company file name.

Step 1: open the QuickBooks software.

Step 2: click Open or restore an existing company, From the QuickBooks File menu

Step 3: the third step is to select Open a company file and click next.

Step 4:  you have to select the new company file name.

Step 5: click on open

Hope the above discussion related to Error 1920 QuickBooks Database Manager Service failed to start to help you in troubleshooting this error. But sometimes it happens that you are not able to fix this Error 1920 QuickBooks Database Manager Service failed to start by following steps. In this case, you need to call tech support team and they will guide you further and helps you to resolve this error.

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