qbw32.exe Fatal Application Exit

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QuickBooks is an accounting software which is developed and marketed by Intuit for small and medium industries. It provides assistance by managing the financial requirements of organizations. It is an extremely popular among industries and it is recommended as one of the best book-keeping solutions as it offers a platform for inventory, sales and payroll management. This user-friendly software is easy to use but at certain occasions you may encounter some issues. These issues are often called as technical errors which are caused when your QuickBooks software is damaged or corrupted. One such technical error in QuickBooks is qbw32.exe Fatal Application Exit.

What is QBW32.exe

When you start your QuickBooks desktop application on your computer, then the command in QBW3 is also executed and, it will load as the main memory and run as QuickBooks Process or task. It is located in a subfolder of “C:\Program Files (x86)”. Since it is a .exe file, sometimes antivirus and antimalware consider it as a virus.

Causes & Error Message:

The QuickBooks Error “qbw32.exe Fatal Application Exit” is a common error in QuickBooks accounting software. When you come across this QuickBooks error, you won’t be able to open any company file. You will see the following message displayed on your computer screen:

“Qbw32.exe – Application Error The instruction at “0x564000e0” referenced memory at “0x02e74360.” The memory could not be read”

Also Read: QuickBooks POS Error Code 176125

It can also be categorized as a runtime error. You can browse for this file in your system’s C:\ drive “(Program:\c: ProgramFiles\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro\qbw32.exe)”. This error generally occurs when your system’s MS Windows compatibility mode is enabled.

You may also come across this error when the qbw32.exe Fatal Application Exit file is moved out of QuickBooks directory or got deleted. In that case, you will receive the following error messages:

Error message: Problem – qbw32.exe – The instruction at OX (…) referenced memory at OX (…). The memory could not be read.

or

Cannot find qbwin32.dll / Cannot find qbw32.exe

Solutions offered for this Error: Here are some solutions recommended by Intuit experts for QuickBooks Error qbw32.exe Fatal application error:

Solution I: Disable Compatibility Mode

  • Start your computer system.
  • Go to “QuickBooks” icon on the desktop and right-click on it.
  • Click on Properties > Compatibility tab.
  • Click on uncheck box ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’.

Also Read: QuickBooks Customer Support

Solution II: Uninstalling QuickBooks

  • To uninstall QuickBooks accounting software, follow the steps below:

For Windows 7:

  • Go to “Windows Start” button and click on “Control Panel” option.
  • Double-click on the “Programs and Features” option.
  • In the programs list, select “QuickBooks” file and the click on “Uninstall”.
  • Read the instructions regarding the uninstallation of QuickBooks.

For Windows Vista:

  • Go to “Windows Start” button and click on “Control Panel” option.
  • Double-click on the “Programs and Features” option.
  • In the programs list, select “QuickBooks” file and the click on “Uninstall/Change”.
  • Read the instructions regarding the uninstallation of QuickBooks.

Windows XP:

  • Go to “Windows Start” button and click on “Control Panel” option.
  • Double-click on the “Add/Remove Programs” option.
  • In the programs list, select “QuickBooks” file and the click on “Remove”.
  • Read the instructions regarding the uninstallation of QuickBooks.
  • After completing the un-installation process, install the latest version of QuickBooks software in your system.
  • After download and installing the QuickBooks software, restart your computer.

Also Read: How to Fix QuickBooks POS Error 100060

The solutions mentioned above will resolve your QuickBooks Error qbw32.exe Fatal Application Exit. If you are not satisfied with the outcome and need support from technical expert, then you can contact “QuickBooks Support”. They are the QuickBooks consultancy who provides QuickBooks customer support. For their assistance, you just have to call their Quickbooks Support Toll-Free phone number +1-800-935-0532. You can also visit their website and request for online chat support.