When you Actiavte or open QuickBooks, you see one of these error messages:
This error normally occurs when a component or file needed by QuickBooks 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 files.
If the latest Windows updates are not installed, the QuickBooks installation can fail or become damaged. Ensure Windows is up to date.
Important: Install any updates marked as critical.
Try these steps in the order shown. If the first one fixes the problem, you do not need to try the other steps.
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.