Error: qbregistration.dat – QuickBooks has a Problem, How to Fix?

Do you know at times while starting QuickBooks Desktop, you might get an error message “QuickBooks has a problem in reading this registration file: qbregistration.dat”. This error primarily occurs if there is some issue in the User Account Control settings or there is a Norton product installed as well as running along with your QuickBooks.

In addition to this, the Error “QuickBooks has a problem in reading this registration file: qbregistration.dat” can also occur the QuickBooks installation files are corrupted. Wondering how to fix it? In this article, we will tell you the step-by-step instructions to fix “error: QuickBooks has a problem in reading this registration file: qbregistration.dat” on your own.

Causes of QuickBooks Error: qbregistration.dat

  • Damaged or corrupted qbregistration .dat file.
  • The component of the MSXML gets corrupted.
  • Getting an issue with the UAC setting.
  • Antivirus or windows firewall blocking QuickBooks .

Solution to fix error: QuickBooks has a problem in reading this registration file: qbregistration.dat

Below we have given three solutions that you can try to resolve the problem. for best results, it is highly recommended to follow the solutions in the given order only.

1. First Solution: Turn On or Off User Account Control

For Windows 10, 8/8.1 and 7, do the following:

  • Press the Windows + E keys on your keyboard.
  • The Computer window will open.
  • Click on Open Control Panel.
  • Go to the drop-down menu and click on View
  • Select Large icons.
  • Click on User Accounts.
  • Then select Change User Account Settings.
  • Move the slider:
    • Set toNever Notify to turn UAC OFF
    • Click on OK.
    • Again set to Always Notifyto turn UAC ON
    • One done, clickon OK
  • Restart your computer.

For Windows Vista, do the following:

  • Click on the Windows Start button
  • Click on Control Panel.
  • In case, it isn’t selected, on the left side of the window, click on Classic View.
  • Then double-click on User Accounts.
  • Click on Turn User Account Control on or off.
  • Choose or clear Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer.
  • Once done, click on OK.
  • Then reboot your computer.

2. Second Solution: Fix the MSXML component

  • Download and save the msxml.msi file on your desktop.
  • Press the Windows+R key on your keyboard. The Run window will appear.
  • There type exe /fvaum “%userprofile%\Desktop\msxml.msi”.
  • Then click on OK.
  • As required, create or re-create the dat file.
  • Now register the MSXML DLL files:

For Windows 10,8, or Vista, do the following:

  • Press the Windows keya.
  • Type cmd.
  • Now right-click on the Command prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  • Then type regsvr32 MSXML3.dll.
  • Press the Enter key.
  • On receiving the “DllRegisterServer in msxml3.dll succeeded” message, click on OK.
  • Then type regsvr32 MSXML4.dll and press the Enter key.
  • On receiving the “DllRegisterServer in msxml4.dll succeeded” message, click on OK. (In case MSXML4.dll don’t register, you might have to turn off the User Account Control. And once done, don’t forget to turn it on).
  • Then type regsvr32 MSXML6.dll and press the Enter key.
  • On receiving the “DllRegisterServer in msxml4.dll succeeded” message, click on OK.
  • Try to restart your QuickBooks Desktop.

For Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista 64-bit, do the following:

  • Press the Windows key.
  • The type cmd.
  • Now right-click on the Command Prompt
  • Select Run as Administrator.
  • Type cd \Windows\syswow64.
  • Press theEnter
  • Again type regsvr32 MSXML3.dll
  • Then press the Enter
  • On receiving the “DllRegisterServer in msxml3.dll succeeded” message, click on OK.
  • Type regsvr32 MSXML4.dll
  • Once done, press the Enter
  • One receiving the “DllRegisterServer in msxml4.dll succeeded” message, click on OK.
    (However, if MSXML 4.dll fails to register, you might have to turn off the User Account Control. And once done, don’t forget to turn it on).
  • Type regsvr32 MSXML6.dll
  • And then press the Enter
  • On receiving the “DllRegisterServer in msxml4.dll succeeded” message, click on OK.
  • Try to restart your QuickBooks Desktop.

3. Third Solution: Reinstall using a clean install

  • Reinstall with a clean install

If after following the above given solutions the problem still persists, feel free to call QuickBooks Desktop Support . We provide wide-ranging technical support services QuickBooks to diagnose and troubleshoot all QuickBooks problems proficiently. To avail our technical assistance to fix QuickBooks error, call our experts at ✆+1-855-481-5338. Our technicians have great expertise and years of experience in troubleshooting all kinds of QuickBooks errors, enabling you to focus on the core of your business and earn profits.

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