If error messages XE "error messages" stop operation, they can be characterized as in the previous paragraph, as indicating a problem in one company file, all of QuickBooks, or all over the computer. For most error messages, the sequence is as for erratic operation: Check the file system, consider that the operating system or QuickBooks program files might have problems, and lastly look into Verify and Rebuild.
Some error messages have a string of numerical values, some of which are significant in solving problems:
V=4 Version of QuickBooks
Maintenance release. During the life of
a version of QuickBooks, updates
may be released to solve problems.
Other than calling Tech Support, the
web site lists
current releases. Consistent incorrect
operation is the usual
reason for installing a later release.
code number. A few are tabulated
below. For any codes not in the
tabulation, the full sequence of procedures
should be tried, but is likely that
Verify and Rebuild will be needed.