Fix QuickBooks Error: QBW32Pro.Exe – Bad Image

We at myQBpos provide comprehensive step-by-step solution to fix any kind of QuickBooks error code or error message. In this article, we have provided below detailed solutions to fix QuickBooks Error: QBW32Pro.exe – Bad Image. The below given steps re extremely easy to understand as well as follow, however, in order to get the best results, we strongly recommend to follow the steps in the given order only.

Steps to fix QuickBooks Error: QBW32Pro.exe – Bad Image

Step 1: Fix the registry entries with QuickBooks for Windows

The QuickBooks Error: QBW32Pro.exe – Bad Image can some time occur due to a problem in the Windows registry. There are a few programs, which can share the same QBW32Pro.exe file, however when those programs are changed/uninstalled, they leave invalid EXE registry entries. The best way to fix the problem is to use a genuine and trusted registry cleaner. A good registry cleaner will automate the process of diagnosing invalid registry entries, broken links and missing file references in the registry.  The best part about fixing the registry entries is that it also helps improve the speed and performance of your system.

Note: Before beginning to repair the registry entries, make sure to take backup of all your data.

Step 2: Perform a comprehensive malware scan on your PC

It is highly possible that the QuickBooks Error: QBW32Pro.exe – Bad Image might occur due to a malware infection. Any kind of malware intrusion can corrupt, damage as well as delete all the EXE-related files from your PC. So scan your PC against any kind of malware or other infection with the help of a security software installed on your PC.

Step 3: Remove all Temporary Files and Folders with Disk Cleanup

With regular usage and normal web surfing, your PC starts accumulating junk files. If this junk is not cleaned from time to time, it can hamper the performance of your QuickBooks and might provide the .EXE error due to conflict or full hard drive. Removing these temporary files with Disk Cleanup might not only resolve the .EXE problem but can also help improve the speed of your PC. In order to do a clean-up, do the following:

  1. Go to the Start button.
  2. In the search box, type “command”.
  3. Press and hold CTRL-Shift keys on your keyboard
  4. Then hit ENTER. A dialogue box will appear. Click on Yes.
  5. Now another black box will appear with a blinking cursor, there type “cleanmgr”
  6. Press ENTER.
  7. Disk Cleanup will start calculating the occupied space on the disk.
  8. The Disk Cleanup dialog box will appear with different checkboxes you can select. Primarily, the “Temporary Files” category will take most of disk space.
  9. Check the boxes of the categories that you would like to clean.
  10. Then click on OK.

Step 4: Update all the drivers installed on your PC

Step 5: Use Windows System Restore to Undo all the latest System Changes

  1. Go to Start button.
  2. In the search box, type “System Restore”
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the results, click on System Restore.
  5. If prompted, enter any administrator passwords.
  6. Follow the steps in the Wizard to select a restore point.
  7. Now restore your PC.

Step 6: Uninstall and then reinstall QuickBooks for Windows Program Associated with QBW32Pro.exe

For Windows 7 and Windows Vista, do the following:

  • Go to the Start button and open Programs and Features.
  • Now click on the Control Panel.
  • Select Programs.
  • Click on Programs and Features.
  • In the Name column, search for QBW32Pro.exe-associated program
  • Select QuickBooks for Windows-associated entry.
  • On the top menu, click on Uninstall button.
  • Follow the instructions as prompted. It will uninstall your QBW32Pro.exe-associated program.

For Windows XP, do the following:

  • Go to the Start button and open Programs and Features.
  • Click on Control Panel.
  • Click on Add or Remove Programs.
  • In the Currently Installed Programs, look out for QBW32Pro.exe-associated program.
  • After that, click on QuickBooks for Windows-associated entry.
  • On the right side, click on Remove button
  • As prompted, follow the instruction to uninstall QBW32Pro.exe-associated program.

For Windows 8, do the following:

  • Go to the Start Menu image and right-click to open the Start Context Menu.
  • Click on Programs and Features.
  • In the Name column, look out for QBW32Pro.exe-associated program
  • Then click on the QuickBooks for Windows-associated entry.
  • From the top menu, select Uninstall/Change.
  • As prompted, follow the instructions to complete the uninstallation of your QBW32Pro.exe-associated program.

Step 7: Run Windows System File Checker

  • Go to the Start button.
  • In the search box, type “command”
  • Press CTRL-Shift key on your keyboard.
  • Hit Enter
  • A dialogue box will appear, click on Yes.
  • Another black box will appear with a blinking cursor.
  • In that, type “sfc /scannow”.
  • Hit Enter.
  • Now the System File Checker will start scanning for QBW32Pro.exe and various other system file problems.
  • Follow the instructions as prompted.

Step 8: Install all the essential Windows updates.

Step 9: Do a clean installation of Windows.

Unfortunately, if doing the above steps doesn’t solve your problem, feel free to call QuickBooks Customer Support at 1-855-481-5338.

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