How to fix Quickbooks Error 404?

QuickBooks Error 404 Help

Quickbooks Enterprise is an Intuit developed software that is suitable for small to medium-sized business houses. It is a consumer-oriented software that enables the business houses to manage multiple users, helps to keep better track of business activities, and analyzes the data to make rational decisions. Users often face Quickbooks error 404 while using Quickbooks enterprise.

“Everything- be it any algorithm, software or application, is prone to errors and mistakes” and so is this software. Quickbooks enterprise seldom malfunctions. But, don’t let the errors scare you. Don’t let the errors affect your business. Whatsoever the error may be, Quickbooks support is at your service to get through them.

What is error 404? What are its causes? How can we fix this? There must be zillions of similar questions in your mind. Relax! Put your mind at ease as Quickbook Support is here to help you deal with this.

What is Quickbooks Error 404?

Quickbook error 404 is encountered by the users when Quickbooks is unable to sync with the Intuit servers or fails to complete the update. This error occurs anytime whilst the user is using the software. It usually occurs in the Microsoft Windows system.

This will appear on your display as- “Error 404 in Quickbooks” or “Quickbooks error 404, page not found” or “QB update error 404”.

Indications of Quickbooks Error 404

The system is likely to show the following symptoms if it is corrupted with this error-

  • The user might receive “error 404” messages.
  • The windows start working in a snail-paced manner and respond to the mouse or keyboard very slowly.
  • It may happen that the web page the user is trying to use could not be found.
  • Your device frequently freezes for some time.
  • Your device repeatedly breaks down while operating the same application with this error.
  • The URL remains unchanged but the current server page is changed or banned.
  • The error crashes the active window program.

What are the causes of Quickbooks Error 404?

There must be many reasons responsible for causing this error. Before opting for the requisite solution it’s vital to know what exactly caused this error. Let’s go through this-

  • Incomplete or partial installation of the software is the most common cause of this error.
  • The windows might have corrupted due to some viruses or malware.
  • There are chances of software being corrupted.
  • Damaged or corrupted files also cause this error.
  • Unreadable components or drowsing might also result in this error.
  • System and bandwidth latency can also cause this error.

How to fix Quickbooks Error 404?

Someone very rightly said, “Focus on the solution and not on the problems”. Now that we know the problem, let’s gear up to solve it.

Solution 1- Verification of Bandwidth Latency

This ensures that there isn’t any issue with your internet settings.

  • Open any web browser and try to operate any website.
  • If this takes time, refresh your internet settings and then attempt again.
  • If you are still not able to open the webpage and “Connect to the internet” message is popping-up, then switch off and on your wireless connection and then try to open the web page again.
  • Contact your internet service provider if the URL still doesn’t open.
  • Restart your device and retry.
  • Do set the “internet explorer” as your default browser.

Solution 2- Update and repair Quickbooks

  • Open the software and operate the “help” option, and choose “update Quickbooks”.
  • Now, update the software to its latest version and close it.
  • Once you complete the above process, open the software again, and perform the same steps during which the error occurred. This is to verify if the error occurs again or not.

If you are still facing the error, fix the Quickbooks desktop-

  • Press “Windows+R” on the keyboard.
  • Then, type “Appwiz.cpl” in the box present on the bottom-left.
  • The list of all the installed programs will be before you. Click on “Quickbooks” and go for the “repair” option.
  • Check for the error message again after the repair process is over.

Solution 3

You should consider removing the virus or malware that is causing this error. Perform the scanning process to detect the virus or malware and remove it.

The above solutions can help you resolve the error. But, if you are still facing the error, perform the advanced solutions to eliminate it.

Advanced Solutions

Solution 1- Modify the Internet settings

  • Open your “Internet Explorer” and perform the following operation- “Tools tab> Internet options” 
  • Go at the “security tab” and switch to the “trusted sites”.
  • Now, enter “” and “” as your trusted sites.
  • Select “choose” and then click on “OK”.
  • Log out from the files and close the Quickbooks software.
  • Now, open the software again and try to perform the same task where the error occurred.

Solution 2- Reset your system for better performance

  • Close all the active programs and update your windows to its latest version. After the update, reboot your computer.
  • Now, open your “Internet Explorer”. From the“tools menu”, choose “Internet options”.
  • Visit the“advanced tab” from the “settings menu”.
  • Close all the programs after saving information.
  • Now, press “Windows+R”. Type “MSConfig” and press “OK”.
  • Now, the “configuration page” will pop-up. There, click on “general”.
  • From the start-up tab, perform “Start-up selection > Selective start-up > Okay” operation.
  • Restart your PC and try to perform the same process where the error occurred.

We hope that you can resolve the error with the above-mentioned solutions. But, if you haven’t, no need to worry. Our Quickbooks help team is available for you. Our professionals try to provide you the best solution suited to your problem. Feel free to contact Quickbooks help anytime!