QuickBooks Error 41

How to resolve quickbooks Error 41

March 27, 2024

quickbooks accounting software is considered one of the best accounting software in terms of financial and managerial accounting. Every software can create some errors Including quickbooks. So today we are discussing one of the quickbooks errors that is quickbooks error 41 which the users can face while working on that software. This error can occur due to various reasons as banking or accounting errors or may be due to some technical mistakes. Without wasting a lot of time let’s discuss what is exactly quickbooks error 41.

quickbooks error 41 is the error that users may face while using the older version of a driver activation code with a newer version of the driver. Furthermore, the error can also occur on the system when the user installs or use the quickbooks PDF converter.

Possible Reasons for quickbooks error 41

  • Opening lots of applications on the device by the user.
  • Issue related to updating the window.
  • Closing quickbooks software automatically or accidentally.
  • Crashing or freezing the software.
  • Facing trouble in installation or uninstallation of quickbooks software in the device.
  • Slow or poor processing of the user’s computer.
  • Experiencing a blue screen of death error while operating on software.

Solutions to resolve quickbooks error code 41

Step 1: Restarting the system

This is the simplest way to get rid of this error, if your error is temporary then Restart your system.

  • Open the start menu.
  • Select the power button and click on the restart option from the menu.
  • Wait till restarting the device and after that try to open your quickbooks software.

If your error remains same then you can try next troubleshooting steps.

Step 2: Correcting Printing Permission For Fixing quickbooks Error 41

  • Firstly, open your device and open the printer control panel in Windows.
  • Then search the Microsoft XPS document writer option and right-click on it.
  • Select printer properties or properties option.
  • Then select the security tab and click on the everyone user group option.

In case of not finding everyone group option in the list , then follow these steps mentioned below:

  • Click add option and then type everyone in the space or field.
  • After that select or click on the check names.
  • Open the allow column, click on the print option, and then ok.
  • Then in Windows Explorer, Run that command c:Windows System32spool.
  • Choose printers>properties >security tab>edit >add.
  • Then add local service.
  • Check that the local service has full control.
  • Click the ok option and create a pdf file on quickbooks.

Step: 3 Download or install the Microsoft fix tool or windows troubleshooter

  • Firstly, download or install the fix tool in your system.
  • Then scan your pc to troubleshooting the issue.
  • Click on repair after completing the scanning process.
  • At last, restart your QB.

Step 4: Disabling of all startup services

  • Firstly, click on the start button and then search for MSConfig in the search bar button.
  • Click to open the system configuration option.
  • Then go to the service tab and select disable all options.
  • Click ok and restart your device.
  • If “system configuration utility” shows on the screen then verify the don’t show this message or start the system configuration utility.
  • open quickbooks again to check whether the error code 41 is resolved.

Try to Reinstall the USB Composite Device

  • In the start button type run in the search box.
  • After opening the run dialogue box, add devmgmt.msc and click enter.
  • Then click on the plus option.
  • Select a USB composite device and uninstall it.
  • Then connect the USB cable to the computer again.
  • After successfully uninstalling the USB composite device, you need to reinstall the drivers.
  • Select found the new option and right-click on the printer symbol.
  • Choose the print test page.
  • Lastly, shut down all the opened Windows on your system.


After following all mentioned steps open your QuickBooks software and If quickbooks error 41 is not getting resolved. You can contact our Quickbooks Proadvisor for taking the guidance and advice to diagnose and solving the problem.


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