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Unrecoverable error 20888 41171 while working in QuickBooks Desktop

 While working in QuickBooks Desktop you encounter an Unrecoverable Error 20888 41171, then the program closes.

How to fix it

Intuit recommends more than one solution for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try all of them to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown.

Quick tip
You can check if this is a data damage issue by opening a sample company file.


Solution 1: Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release

Solution 2: Run reboot.bat

Solution 3: Run the QuickBooks Component Repair Tool

Solution 4: Check for malware/viruses on your computer

If updating to the latest release does not resolve the problem, you may have a virus or other form of malware on your computer.  Our engineering team has isolated this error to certain types of viruses.  You can read more about the details on Microsoft and ASP.NET sites.

Make sure your anti-virus program is up to date, then run a full scan to scan and remove any viruses or malware from your system.  You may want to seek the assistance of your IT professional or your computer manufacturer for additional steps or guidance.

KB ID# SLN74599
4/27/2017 3:36:40 PM
QYPPRDQBKSWS07 9138 Pro 2017 9b778e