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How do I fix QuickBooks Error 80029c4a?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The QuickBooks Error Code 80029c4a is caused by a conflict between the Microsoft .NET Framework and the QuickBooks software. This error can occur when the QuickBooks software is installed, when the QuickBooks software is updated, or when the QuickBooks software is uninstalled. This error can also occur when the Microsoft .NET Framework is updated.

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1. Restart your computer and QuickBooks

  1. Open your computer's Start Menu and search for "QuickBooks."
  2. When QuickBooks is found, open it.
  3. On the Home screen, click the "Restart" button.
  4. Click the "Yes" button when the computer asks if you want to restart to install the latest updates.
  5. When the computer restarts, QuickBooks will open.
  6. In the "QuickBooks" window, click the "Help" button.
  7. On the Help screen, click the "Restart QuickBooks" link.
  8. Click the "Yes" button when the computer asks if you want to restart to fix the problem.
  9. After QuickBooks restarts, it will fix the problem and you will be able to continue using it.

2. Update QuickBooks to the latest release

  1. Navigate to the QuickBooks installation folder on your computer.
  2. Double-click on the “QuickBooks” application icon.
  3. Click on the “Help” tab.
  4. Under the “QuickBooks” heading, click on the “Updates” button.
  5. In the “QuickBooks Updates” window, click on the “Check for Updates” button.
  6. In the “QuickBooks Updates” window, click on the “Install Updates” button.
  7. In the “QuickBooks Updates” window, click on the “Install All Updates” button.
  8. When the “Update QuickBooks” window closes, click on the “Close” button.
  9. In the “QuickBooks” application window, click on the “OK” button.
  10. When the “QuickBooks” application window closes, click on the “Close” button.

3. Run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

  1. Open the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.
  2. Click on the "Start" button and then click on "Run".
  3. In the "Open" dialog box, type "cmd" and then click on the "OK" button.
  4. In the "Command Prompt" window, type "cd C:\Program Files\QuickBooks\Help" and then press the "Enter" key.
  5. Type "qbinst.exe" and then press the "Enter" key.
  6. Click on the "Next" button.
  7. Click on the "Diagnose" button.
  8. Click on the "Start" button to run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.

4. Repair your QuickBooks installation

  1. First, open the QuickBooks installation folder.
  2. Next, open the "Qbinstall.log" file.
  3. In the "Qbinstall.log" file, you'll see errors that indicate that QuickBooks is unable to connect to the QuickBooks server.
  4. To fix these errors, you'll need to correct the network settings in QuickBooks.
  5. To do this, open the "Qbconfig.ini" file.
  6. In the "Qbconfig.ini" file, you'll see a list of network locations that QuickBooks can connect to.
  7. You'll need to change the network location to the one that is used by your QuickBooks server.
  8. After you've made the changes to the "Qbconfig.ini" file, you'll need to restart QuickBooks.
  9. After QuickBooks has restarted, you'll need to test the connection to the QuickBooks server.
  10. If the connection is successful, you'll need to restart your computer.

5. Uninstall and reinstall QuickBooks

  1. Open QuickBooks and click on the "Uninstall" button.
  2. Select QuickBooks from the list of programs and click on the "Uninstall" button.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall QuickBooks.
  4. Once QuickBooks is uninstalled, delete all of its files from your computer.
  5. Reinstall QuickBooks from the original CD or downloaded file.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install QuickBooks.
  7. After QuickBooks is installed, open it and log in.
  8. If you have data in QuickBooks that you want to save, click on the "Saved Data" tab and click on the "Restore" button.
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your data.

6. Contact QuickBooks Technical Support

If you are experiencing an issue with your QuickBooks software, please contact QuickBooks Technical Support for assistance. QuickBooks Technical Support can help you resolve the issue with your software. To contact QuickBooks Technical Support:

  1. Open your QuickBooks software.
  2. In the main menu, click "Help."
  3. In the Help window, click "Contact QuickBooks Technical Support."
  4. In the Contact QuickBooks Technical Support window, enter your contact information and click "Submit."
  5. A representative from QuickBooks will contact you to help resolve the issue with your software.