When you open QuickBooks Desktop, you see this error message:
Adaptive server anywhere database engine has encountered a problem and needs to close.
The error can also occur when trying to access a customer, vendor, or employee center in a QuickBooks Desktop company file.
This error can be caused by one of the following conditions:
Note: If you are using a flash or thumb drive, always close QuickBooks Desktop before removing the drive.
To resolve this issue, select the option that best fits your situation:
If the error occurs while opening QuickBooks Desktop