This QuickBooks Error Code 40001 normally occurs when you are trying to activate the direct deposit. If you forget to make sure that you are running as an administrator, this error occurs.
However, there is no need to worry since there is an easy way to get this error resolved. Let’s get right into it.
SOLUTION 1: RUN QUICKBOOKS AS AN ADMINISTRATOR
The first and the obvious solution would be to make sure that you are running as an administrator to solidify the fact that the activation has gone through.
The following are the necessary steps to take for the same:
Step 1: right-click on the Quickbooks desktop icon
Step 2: Select ‘Run as administrator’
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SOLUTION 2: USING THE VERIFY/REBUILD TOOL
Now, even though you ran it as an administrator, chances are that you are still getting the error. If, by any chance that does happen, opt for this second solution to get the error fixed.
You should first, go ahead and perform some troubleshooting steps to help get this error out.
You can go ahead and run the verify/rebuild utility tool to figure out and fix the unexpected behaviour in a company file.
The following are the necessary steps to be taken to accomplish the same:
Step 1: Reach over to the ‘File’ Menu
Step 2: Click on ‘ Utilities’
Step 3: Select ‘Verify data’
Step 4: If you by this time, see a message saying “QuickBooks detected no problem with your data’” no further action is required.
Step 5: If by any chance, there is another specific error message, try searching for it and we are sure you’ll find some way out of that one with us.
Step 6: If you see a message saying “Your data has lost integrity”, then understand that it indicates damage in the file. For this to get resolved, you will have to ‘Rebuild data’ from the ‘Utilities’ tab
SOLUTION 3: USING THE ‘QUICK FIX MY PROGRAM’ OPTION
Let’s look at another way to tackle the given situation.
This solution revolves around the ‘Quick Fix My Program’ tool. Let’s see how that works:
Step 1: Close all QuickBooks screens open on your desktop
Step 2: Visit the official intuit’s website to download the ‘QuickBooks tool hub’
Step 3: Save this file to your desktop screen since it’s an easily accessible place.
Step 4: Double click on the installation file and begin the installation process
Step 5: Once the tool hub has been installed, click on it twice to open the same.
Step 6: Now, go over to the ‘Program Problems’ tab and select the ‘Quick Fix My Program’ tool.
Step 7: Let the program do its work and run on your system.
Step 8: Re-start your QuickBooks to see if the error has been resolved.
Step 9: If by any chance the QuickBooks Error Code 40001 persists, head over to the next solution.
SOLUTION 4: UPDATING QUICKBOOKS TO THE LATEST VERSION
You could also be getting this error if your QuickBooks desktop application isn’t updated to the most recent version. Let’s see how to update the application.
Step 1: Open the QuickBooks software
Step 2: Go over to ‘help’ and just press LMB on ‘Update QuickBooks’
Step 3: Choose the option saying ‘Update Now’ and wait till the recent version is installed.
Step 4: After all the above is done, go over to the ‘File’ menu and click on ‘Exit’
Step 5: Re-launch the QuickBooks application and click on ‘Yes’ when you see the ‘Update Now’ pop up
SOLUTION 5: USING THE PROGRAM REPAIR TOOL
You can also choose to use the ‘Program Repair Tool’ to try and clear this error out.
Note: Make sure to keep a backup of your company file, before proceeding with this method. This method would also require either a restart or for you to end all your tasks from the task manager to make sure no other programs would be running and affecting your process.
Step 1: Click on the ‘windows’ icon and select the option called ‘control panel’
Step 2: Now, choose the ‘Programs and Features’ option under ‘Uninstall a Program’
Note: If for any reason, you are unable to see the ‘Programs and Features’ option, you can also go ahead and select the option called ‘Programs’ instead of that and then select ‘Programs and Features’ next.
Step 3: Now, under the ‘Uninstall/change’ option, pick ‘QuickBooks’
Step 4: The next would go like this: Click on ‘Continue’, then click on ‘Repair’ and lastly, click on ‘Next’
Step 5: Once you are through with it, click ‘Finish’
The fixation of the program will start immediately but you need to understand that it may take a few minutes to finish thoroughly. Make sure to let it run until it’s finished. Then, proceed to reboot your system to complete the fixation.
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