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Quickbooks Error Code 80029c4a : What Is It And How Do You Fix It?

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Are you trying to resolve a QuickBooks error code 80029c4a? Here we offer ways to identify the problems and try to fix them.

Quickbooks Error Code 80029c4a

What is it?

The error message for 80029c4a reads: “Problem: There was an unexpected error reported when trying to run QuickBooks with a company file. Error Code: 80029c4a. Description: Error loading type library / DLL”

This message is accompanied by an “OK” button. When clicked, another error message appears: “QuickBooks couldn’t load a system component. Restarting your computer might solve the problem. Error type: 80029c4a – Can’t load dynamic link library (DLL)”

As indicated in the message, issues with a QuickBooks DLL is the root of error 80029c4a. 

Specific reasons for the error include:

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  • Some QuickBooks desktop system files are corrupted or cannot be found
  • The QuickBooks application download might be corrupted or incorrectly installed
  • There might be a corrupted Windows registry entry from a recent QuickBooks related software change (install or uninstall)
  • Virus or malware infection could have corrupted Windows system files or QuickBooks related program files
  • Another program could have deleted QuickBooks related files

How do you fix it?

The following techniques should be tried one at a time and in order to troubleshoot this error.

Note: Only proceed to the next solution if the previous one does not work. 

Option 1: Restart your Computer

This can be especially useful if you are a user who does not fully shut down their computer regularly. A restart can clear out memory issues and refresh and update installed applications. 

Option 2: Update QuickBooks

QuickBooks, like most software, will offer regular updates of the tool. These can be installed automatically or at a more convenient time chosen by the user. These updates usually solve application problems by fixing bugs and internal issues you might not be aware of. If you are working on a network system, be careful when updating the software. Starting an update could actually affect all the users on the same network. This could potentially disrupt workflow.

Option 3: Run “reboot.bat”

When QuickBooks installs, a small batch file named ‘reboot.bat’ is saved in the installation directory. Regardless of the QuickBooks versions, you will always be able to find this file. It is aimed at resetting all of the system settings QuickBooks makes over its usage. ‘Reboot.bat’ contains a number of command line programs that reset the Windows registry settings for all of the parts that QuickBooks uses. Therefore it is a kind of clean-up utility that puts things into their right place if they end up getting messed up.

Prior to you running this file, ensure no instances of QuickBooks application are running. That applied to networked systems too. There should not be a single active instance of QuickBooks running when you execute ‘reboot.bat’. Also, you will need to log on to Windows as an administrator to run it. Typically when this file has been executed, it will restart the computer, but if it doesn’t, you shouldn’t force it to restart.

Option 4: Re-launch QuickBooks

Occasionally, a simple app restart is what is needed to fix things. When you have tried all the above techniques, this one should be fairly simple.

Option 5: Reinstall QuickBooks application

If all else fails, the best way to refresh the application and give it a clean start would be to uninstall and reinstall QuickBooks. If you are using the software on a standalone machine, things should be smoother. On networked systems, make sure to exercise the same caution you did while updating QuickBooks. To repair QuickBooks installation, follow the steps that are mentioned below:

Find a machine independent of the network. Once on it, launch QuickBooks and find its license and product number from the ‘About’ option in the menu. Note this information. Next, open the Control Panel and go to the list of installed programs. Then, find QuickBooks in this list, select it, and click uninstall.In the uninstall dialog box that opens, select the Repair option and click on ‘Next’. If you’re able to repair QuickBooks installation, that’s good. However, if you encounter any errors, go to the QuickBooks product update website and determine what the current release is for the product you own and compare it with the information you noted earlier. Make sure this information matches with that of all systems being used on the network. After that, go to the Intuit QuickBooks Support Download Site, locate your version of QuickBooks, download and install it.

Option 6: Run QuickBooks Repair software

If none of the above solutions works for you, it means your QuickBooks company file has suffered massive corruption. In such a case, repairing it using a reliable third-party software would be best. We suggest using Stellar Repair for QuickBooks Software for this. The QuickBooks repair software is equipped with powerful scanning and repair algorithms that detect and fix damage or corruption of any level within QuickBooks Company files and facilitate the recovery of critical data from them. It is interlaced with a fully interactive user interface which makes using it very simple.

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