When you Activate or open QuickBooks Desktop, you see one of these error messages:
This error normally occurs when a component or file needed by QuickBooks Desktop to run is damaged or missing:
The error may also be caused by outdated Windows operating system or an anti-virus program that quarantines some QuickBooks Desktop files.
If the latest Windows updates are not installed, the QuickBooks Desktop installation can fail or become damaged. Ensure Windows is up to date.
Note: If you tried all of the solutions in this article and continue to receive error 3371, you will need to work with a qualified IT professional or contact Microsoft as there may be corruption to your Windows Operating System.