When starting QuickBooks Desktop, the Loading QuickBooks screen appears temporarily, then the error appears:
This error usually occurs if there has been damage to the MSXML component of Windows.
Other possible causes include:
Note: following these steps will not affect the data in your Company File.
Intuit recommends 3 solutions 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.
Important: These troubleshooting steps may help resolve your issue. They focus on the Windows operating system, which is not an Intuit product. Intuit recommends that if you are not comfortable doing these steps on your own, you find the expert assistance that you need by consulting your computer's manufacturer or a Windows expert. If the difficulty persists after performing these steps, contact your computer's manufacturer or Microsoft.
Toggle User Account Control settings
By doing a clean installation of QuickBooks Desktop, you are reinstalling the whole program and its components into a brand new folder but still in the same default location.