Like other Windows and Mac applications, QuickBooks also needs steady updates for appropriate operations and elimination of common bugs from your Desktop app. You can manually upgrade the application by downloading the updated file or by establishing the automatic updates in the application. Meanwhile, the process is easy, and even a beginner can upgrade the app by performing the simple directions given by the application. Sometimes, the process encounters errors. The main reason for QuickBooks error 503 is because of different types of misconfiguration and errors in the Windows OS and the QuickBooks Desktop app. Here are the suggested steps to fix this irritating error. However, if you find any difficulty performing these steps, you can contact QuickBooks support phone number to get the best remedy for your problem.
Symptoms of QuickBooks Error 503
- “Error 503” strikes and crashes the active program window.
- Your PC normally crashes with Error 503 when executing the same program.
- “QuickBooks Error 503” is displayed on your computer screen.
- Windows runs lethargically and replies slowly to the mouse or keyboard input.
- The computer sporadically “freezes” for a few seconds at a time.
Causes of Error Code 503
- Unfinished installation or corrupt download of QuickBooks software.
- Corrupt Windows registry of the current QuickBooks related to software change (install or uninstall).
- Virus or malware problem that has corrupted Windows system files or QuickBooks-related program files.
- Another program unkindly or erroneously deleted QuickBooks Desktop-related files.
Easiest Steps to Fix Error 503 in QuickBooks
Repair Windows Registry Errors
There are two methods for repairing registry errors in Windows. The first one is to manually manage the pretentious registry entry and solving error associated with it, and the other is to use a registry repair tool that automatically scans and repair registry errors in Windows. Given below is the manual method of repairing the registry. Perform these steps accordingly.
- Hit the Windows Start button and type Command in the Search Programs and files search box.
- Right-click the Command Prompt option in the list and choose Run as Administrator.
- Next type “Regedit” in the command prompt window and dab Enter.
- From the left side panel direct to the QuickBooks folder from the Programs drop-down list.
- At the top of the File menu, choose Export.
- Save the QuickBooks backup file on your desktop.
- Enter a name for the file and once the backup file is saved with .reg extension, shut the registry editor and perform the subsequent troubleshooting step.
Delete System Junk and Temporary Files
- The Windows + R key on keyboard and type Clean mgr in the Run box.
- Dab Enter and choose C Drive from the drop-down list.
- Enter and choose all the checkboxes in the list.
- Hit Enter once again and wait until the system cleans up deletes all the scrap from the system.
Update Windows and Drivers
Upgrading Windows with the current updates also upgrades the drivers required to execute QuickBooks and Windows components like .NET Framework, MSXML, and C++. So if you are facing Error 503 while upgrading QuickBooks desktop, then it can be solved by updating Windows to the current version.
- Search the Control Panel from the settings of your Windows.
- The System Security and Update option.
- Choose the System Update and click on Check for Updates.
- Once the Update Now button appears, click on it and wait until the windows download all the updates.
- Resume Windows and now it will install all the updates.
- Try to update QuickBooks and if error 503 persists then perform the next troubleshooting step for repairing QuickBooks installation.
Repair QuickBooks Desktop Installation
- Hit Windows + R and type Appwiz.cpl in the Run box.
- Dab Enter and double-click QuickBooks in the Programs list.
- Choose Repair QuickBooks Installation and perform the on-screen directions to start the repair process.
- After the repair tries to update QuickBooks once again.
If this error is still bothering you, then you can contact QuickBooks support number to get the proper solution of this error or other technical issues.