How to fix QuickBooks Update Error Code 404 (Page Not Found)


QuickBooks Error 404

Ever heard of a digital ghost haunting your accounting? If QuickBooks Error Code 404 has cropped up, then you’ve met the ghost of ‘Page Not Found.’ Fear not, brave accountant, for we’ll help you understand and fix this error.

What is QuickBooks Error 404?

This QuickBooks Error code 404 message window pops up while working on this accounting software. It may occur when the QB is installed improperly. The error code can be read in different ways listed below:

  • Service message error# 404
  • QuickBooks update error 404
  • 404 error in QuickBooks
  • QB Runtime Errors 404
  • Intuit Error 404
  • Error 404 pages not found

What are the Signs/Symptoms of QuickBooks Error 404?

  • Sometimes the page that you want to open is not available on the server.
  • The respected code of error may crash the PP (Potential Program) window.
  • The workstation may crash while working on the QB,
  • The message window may pop up on the screen.
  • The code may stop the dynamic program window.

What are some causes of QuickBooks Error 404

Some of the major causes of QuickBooks Error 404 are mentioned below: 

  • The user request is not fulfilled for expelled or not available URLs.
  • The page sync ability is not available. 
  • Some command crashes which leads to this error.
  • This may occur due to failed or incomplete update results. 
  • Bandwidth and system latency can cause “Error 404”.

How to resolve QuickBooks Error Code 404?

If some person is operating QB then he/she should also have some IT knowledge. So the methods that involve the solution of QuickBooks Error 404 can be performed by the user. Some of the methods are listed below:

  • Update QuickBooks
  • Repair QB with QB Doctor Tool
  • Test Network Connectivity
  • Check the Bandwidth Latency
  • Configure the Internet Explorer settings

Now please consider the methods with the steps mentioned below:

Method 1: Update QuickBooks

To update the QB properly follow the following steps:

  • Visit the “Help” menu.
  • Now choose the “Update QuickBooks” option.
  • Now launch the “Update Now” tab. 
  • Now choose the “Reset Update” box when you want to destroy all previous downloads.
  • Now the user has to select the “Get Updates” option, and Click to“Restart Now”.

Now check for the error; solved or not.

Method 2: Repair QB with QB Doctor Tool

Open the “QB File Doctor” tool to have a solution to network-related problems. It will help to remove blockage on multi-user connections. You can also fix the company file with this tool.

Repair QB with QB Doctor Tool

You can also repair the QB error manually. Then follow the listed steps:

  1. Press the “Windows” key with the “R” key on your keyboard.
  2. Now type “Appwiz.cpl” in the “Run” window. 
  3. Now choose “QuickBooks” from the list of installed programs.
  4. Then hit “Repair”.
  5. Now user just has to wait. 

Method 3: Test Network Connectivity

To use this method/ solution you have to turn on “Network Discovery” from the server computer and open a workstation showing error H202. Now please consider the following steps to check the network and ping your server:

  1. Open the “Run” window from the “Start” menu of the desktop.
Test Network Connectivity
  1. After the opening of the “Run” tab, type “cmd” in the box and press “Enter” or click “OK”.
QuickBooks Error 404
  1. Now submit “ping_[servername]” and press “Enter”. 

Note: While executing this respected step, remind that you have to keep space between your server name and ping. Also, don’t use brackets while writing the server name. 

Method 4: Check the Bandwidth Latency

  • Firstly open any of the websites in Internet Explorer which is frequently opened by the user.
  • If one faces any slow-down or lagging while opening the URL, then choose to “Refresh” the settings. 
  • If you face the message “Connect to the Internet” or “Page can’t be displayed”. Then restart your router or the switch and try to open the URL again.
  • If the user is not able to open the URL, then contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider). 
  • One can also try the below-listed steps:
  • Restart the workstation and then try to open Internet Explorer.
  • OR one can set the default browser “Internet Explorer” on the workstation.
Check the Bandwidth Latency

Method 5: Configure the Internet Explorer settings

  • Firstly close the QuickBooks.
  • After the closing of QB, open “Internet Explorer” 
  • Now consider the menu “Tools” and hit “Internet” options.
  • Now select the “Advanced” tab. 
  • Now check for the “TLS 1.0” and “TLS 1.2” in the pan
  • If it is not on the list then hit “OK”.
  • Now look for the error; resolved or not.
Configure the Internet Explorer settings

Method 6: Update Windows manually

Your latest version of QuickBooks may not work if you haven’t updated the latest Windows file. One should update the Operating system by following the listed steps:

  • Open the Start Menu by clicking on the “Icon”.
  • Now choose “All Program”.
  • Then hit the “Windows Update” option.
  • At last wait for a few minutes for a Windows update.
Update Windows manually

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