How to Fix QuickBooks Error 1603 (Fixed in 7 Simple Steps) [sg_popup id=4743]

QuickBooks accounting software is the most dynamic accounting software used over the globe by small and medium-sized businesses. QuickBooks allows you to generate invoices, payslips. It further allows you to create checks and company files. But QuickBooks is sometimes affected by certain errors. One such error is QuickBooks Error 1606 that does not allow you to access the network location.

What is QuickBooks Error code 1603? 

QuickBooks Error 1606 is an installation error in QuickBooks that arises while installing QuickBooks desktop. QuickBooks Error 1606 comes up with the message “Could not access the network location”. QuickBooks Error 1606 is usually encountered due to window user accounts being damaged. As per the experts QuickBooks error 1606 indicates that QuickBooks is not able to find or access a network location during QuickBooks installation. There can be multiple factors resulting in the occurrence of the error code 1606 in QuickBooks. You can get in touch with our tech support team using our dedicated support line +1(888) 910 1619

QuickBooks Error code 1603

What causes Error code 1603? 

There is some problem with Microsoft .NET framework. 

   Problems in the .NET framework 3.5 or later can result in occurrence of Error 1603. 

Microsoft MSXML and C++ files may be damaged. 

Any kind of damage or corruption in C++ files or MSXML files also causes error 1603 to happen. 

There must be some issues with the windows. 

Corrupt windows or failure in downloading or installation of windows can be the reason for this error. 

NOTE: The QuickBooks error 1603 is caused at the time of run-time in the QuickBooks. There can be several issues with the MS window 10 and QuickBooks error 1603, this can result in the QuickBooks error 1603.

Things to remember before fixing QuickBooks error 1603: 

  • You are required to recommend the team of experts if you are experiencing this error in Quickbooks. 
  • It is advised to contact the computer’s manufacturer or window experts.

Installation of QuickBooks is not proper. 

  • You might be using an older version of QuickBooks. 
  • MSXML or C++ components may be damaged. 
  • Terrifying windows security policies can also result in this error. 

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What are the symptoms of the QuickBooks error 1603? 

Here are some of the symptoms of the QuickBooks error 1603: 

  • The company file might be locked. 
  • Microsoft NET 1.1 SP1 installer is not installed properly.
  • Damaged Microsoft C++ and MSXML components.
  • Microsoft Windows installer may have been corrupted.
  • You will see a corrupted QuickBooks installation. 
  • The Operating windows is outdated/

Things to remember before resolving QuickBooks error 1603: 

  • These solutions might be helpful in getting installation issues resolved. 
  • You must contact experts for getting error 1603 resolved. 

 How can QuickBooks Error code 1603 be fixed? 

Method 1: Downloading and Installing QuickBooks Tool hub. 

  • First of all, it is recommended that you close the QuickBooks desktop. 
  • Next step is to download the QuickBooks tool hub from the manufacturer’s website. 
  • Now, you have to reach your download list by pressing CTRL+J. 
  • From the list of downloads, click on QuickBookstoolhub.exe. 
  • In order to allow this app to make changes, you need to click on YES.
  •  Now, click on Next to begin with the installation process. 
  • Make a click on Finish, once the process of installation is finished. 

Method 2: Installing QuickBooks Diagnostic tool.

  • From the icon which is now present on the desktop, go to the QuickBooks Tool hub. 
  • You have to now reach the Installation issue tab and there you have to click on QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool. 
  • It might take some time to complete the configuration. 
  • Once the configuration is done, You have to click on YES so as to accept the license agreement.
  • Now, you need to click on Proceed, so that is starts repair of the components of QuickBooks, 
  • Once this is done, you have to restart your computer. 

Method 3: Update the windows 

  • Go to the start button and reach the settings. 
  •  Now, you have to click on Update and security. 
  • From this, select the option of Windows update. 
  • Now you have to click on the ‘Check for updates’ option. 
  • If there are updates available, it will begin to install automatically. 
  • Finally, you need to restart your computer once. 
Update the windows 

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Method 4: Manually fixing the Windows component. 

  • If the above mentioned methods does not fix Error 1603, then you will have to manually fix the components of windows. For this you can reach out to any IT expert or you can also contact Microsoft support for this. 

Method 5: Repairing the . NET framework. 

  • Begin with pressing the Windows+R together from the keyboard. 
  • This will open a Run pop out on the screen.
  • In the run box, you have to type appwiz.cpl and hit OK. 
  • From the list which appears, select MSXML 6.0 and from the top of the list click on the option of Uninstall. 
  • From the microsoft website, you have to download the msxml.msi file. 
  • Once the download is complete, you need to double-click on it and follow the on-screen steps to continue. 
  • Once the installation of MSXML file is complete, you have to install the QuickBooks desktop. 
Repairing the . NET framework

Method 6:  Reinstalling Microsoft .NET framework

  • Open the computer and then move to the run dialog box. 
  • Herein, type the control panel. 
  • In the control panel, go to uninstall a program
  • From the list, choose Microsoft MSXML, also select C++ components. 
  • Reboot the system after uninstalling these programs.

On windows 7:

  • Go to the start button.
  • Reach the control panel. 
  • Go to the system & Security option.
  • Click on windows update.
  • Next, click on Check for updates.

Method 7: Verifying latest version of adobe flash player

  • Go to the start button. 
  • Move to the control panel and proceed to the settings option. 
  • Move to the add and remove program option. 
  • You should double click the add or remove button. 
  • You should install the latest version of the Flash player. 

Method 8: Repairing MSXML 4.0 to fix QuickBooks error 1603.

  • Insert the CD for installing QuickBooks.
  • Close all QuickBooks applications.

For  windows 7 or vista: 

  • Go to the start button.
  • In the search bar, type msiexec.exe/fvaum “D:\QBOOKS\msxml.msi.

 For window XP:

  • Press windows and R key.
  • In the run box, type msiexec.exe /fvaum “D:\QBOOKS\msxml.msi.
  • Click ok.

Hopefully, these troubleshooting were helpful in fixing error 1603. But, if you feel that you are stuck somewhere and you need expert assistance, then you can call QBSsolved at +1(888) 910 1619 and our team of experts will be happy to help you. 

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