A Comprehensive Guide to Overcome QuickBooks Error 1920

by Mark Williams
QuickBooks Error 1920

Stuck with QuickBooks error 1920 and do not know how to deal with it? It commonly occurs when the QB Database Manager is unable to connect to the data file. At that time, a trigger warning message arises saying, “Error 1920: Service QuickBooks Database Manager (QBCFMonitorService) failed to start”. If you are looking for efficient and quick troubleshooting methods to get rid of the problem, then have a look at this blog. In addition, we have also described the most common factors that affect the error.

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Primary Causes of the Update Error Code 1920 in QuickBooks

If you want to know the reasons behind the error, then go ahead and read the following points-

  1. Severely damaged or corrupted installation folder of the QuickBooks Database Server Manager can be one of the primary reasons.
  2. Apart from this, the QuickBooks Desktop installation folder can also cause the problem as it might have been damaged.

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Top Methods to Successfully Remove the QuickBooks Desktop Error Message 1920

Learn the most helpful working solutions to get rid of the issue by performing the debugging methods we have given below in this section of the blog-

SITUATION 1: When Updating QBDBSM On the Host Computer

  1. At first, uninstall the QB Database Server Manager by opening the ‘Run’ dialog box. To do that, hit the ‘Windows + R’ keys.
  2. Type ‘appwiz.cpl’ and tap on the ‘OK’ button.
  3. Next, tap ‘QuickBooks Database Server Manager’.
  4. Hit ‘Uninstall/Change’ and move forward with the instructions displayed on the screen.
  5. In the next step, you are required to edit the names of installation folders.
  6. Again, go to the ‘Run’ command and paste the folder location.
  7. Next, press ‘Enter’ and select the ‘Rename’ option by right-clicking on the folder.
  8. Edit the name by adding ‘.OLD’ at the end of the folder name.
  9. At last, install the QB Database Server Manager again.

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SITUATION 2: When Updating or Installing the QuickBooks Desktop

  1. Begin the procedure by uninstalling the QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Go to the Windows ‘Start’ section open ‘Control Panel’.
  3. Now, in the existing window, tap on the ‘Programs and Features’ or ‘Uninstall a Program’ option.
  4. Now, a list will appear from where you must choose your version of QuickBooks Desktop and tap ‘Uninstall/Change’.
  5. Go ahead with the instructions displayed on the screen and then make changes in the installation folders names.
  6. Open the ‘Run’ dialog box and provide the folder location.
  7. Hit ‘OK’ and right-click on the folder.
  8. Tap on the ‘Rename’ option and add ‘.OLD’ at the end of the original folder name.
  9. In the end, install your QuickBooks Desktop and, if required, update it.

We hope this blog on QuickBooks error 1920 must have helped you in removing the issue appropriately. Although we have tried to best to deliver you all the required information, in case you need any further assistance, have a consultation with our team of certified QuickBooks experts through Toll-Free 1.855.738.2891.

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