A Guide to Fixing QuickBooks Pro Error 80029C4A

by Steve M. QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

QuickBooks Pro is a very famous software used by small and medium businesses. Most accountants use it today as it makes their work a lot easier and quicker. However, it being a software often faces many errors, and one of them is 80029C4A. In this article we discuss about the causes and the solutions of this QuickBooks Pro error.


What is QuickBooks Error 80029C4A

QuickBooks Pro is one of the most popular accounting software for medium and small businesses. And mainly because it comes with many effective features like creating reports and invoices, track change orders and many more. But it often faces many issues and one of the complicated one is QuickBooks Pro Error 80029C4A.


Possible Causes of QuickBooks Error 80029C4A

The QuickBooks Pro error 80029C4A mainly happens during program installation. The error code appears on the screen and crashes the window and sometimes the PC crashes. It also leads to windows operate slowly and take a lot of time to respond to mouse and keyboards.

Below are the reasons for the QuickBooks Pro error 80029C4A.

  • Corruption of windows system files or QuickBooks Pro related files due to virus or malware.
  • Incomplete installation of QuickBooks Pro software of corrupted download.
  • Corruption in windows due to any recent activity related to QuickBooks Pro like installation or uninstallation.
  • Antivirus of the computer mistakenly detects virus in QuickBooks Pro file.
  • Any other program deletes QuickBooks Pro related files by mistake.


How to Fix QuickBooks Pro Error 80029C4A

Even though this error is pretty complicated but can be easily solved by following the steps mentioned below. However, if you have any queries you can avail QuickBooks Error Support services.


Solution Number 1:

Check your antivirus program for the files that have been corrupted. It is better you consult your antivirus documents or seek help from IT professionals who can fix the issue of antivirus programs.


Solution Number 2:

  • In case you have Avast Antivirus, then click on it.
  • Then select Update.
  • After this click on Program and upgrade the Avast program.
  • Repeat step 1 to 3 and then select on Engine and Virus Definitions.


Solution Number 3:

  • Before start first close QuickBooks Destop.
  • Then open folder which has reboot.batfile
  • Choose the properties by right clicking on QuickBooks Desktop icon.
  • Then click on Open file location.
  • Then right click on the reboot.bat file and select Run as Administrator.
  • Do make sure that reboot.bat file is run as the Windows Administrator.
  • The file setting may be shown as reboot.bat or reboot, depending on the Windows Folder option.
  • Then a black window will come on your screen with scrolling filename. Do not manually close this window. It will automatically close when the reboot.bat file has completed.
  • Once this done, restart your computer.


Solution Number 4:

For this you have to uninstall QuickBooks software so keep download file, installation CD and license numbers handy.

  • You have to re-install QuickBooks using a clean install.
  • After this update the software to the latest version.
  • Then go to the file menu and you will find Close Company or Logoff Note, click on it. In case you open multiple company files in QuickBooks Pro, for each of them you have to do this step.
  • Click on the file and then on Exit.
  • After this step Run as administrator.
  • During this step make sure No Company Open on screen.
  • Select Update QuickBooks by going to the Help Menu.
  • Select Options and choose Mark all button and then click save.
  • After this click on Update Now tab
  • Then clock on Reset Update then select Get Updates.
  • Once the update is complete a pop up will appear on the screen and then close the program.
  • Again open the QuickBooks software. In case, the pop up appears to install update then click on yes.
  • Once this is done, restart your computer.



QuickBooks Pro 880029C4A error can happen due to various reasons. And that’s why it is better to solve all the issues so that this error doesn’t occur every now and then. In case you still have queries about this error seek assistance from QuickBooks Pro Support Service providers. Also you can easily call us in our toll free number +1(800)880-6389 and we will answer all your questions and also give a quick solution.

Authors Bio: Steve Machan is an accounting professional who has been writing informative articles on QuickBooks for the past few years. His knowledge about accounting and QuickBooks as well as his constant research on the software makes his articles an interesting read.


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