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Fix, QuickBooks payroll error 30159

by Maria S. Consultant

How causes Payroll error 30159 in QuickBooks and how to fix it?

QuickBooks is accounting software which is used by a large number of small and medium businesses. Some of its users face the problem of the Payroll error 30159 while working on this software.


You can also encounter the QuickBooks payroll error 30159 when you are updating this accounting software. You can solve this but, before that, you need to know the reasons for this error.

What are the causes of this payroll error 30159?

Payroll error 30159 in QuickBooks is caused by a variety of reasons which includes many reasons that are given below.


  • The most common reason for QuickBooks 30159 payroll error is the incomplete installation process. This makes you get error 30159 on your Windows device.

  • Improper installation of the QuickBooks software can also create this error. Here, the misconfiguration of the software settings may cause this issue.

  • Another problem can be the corrupted QuickBooks files on your system. The files may get corrupted due to a virus or any glitch in the network.

  • QuickBooks payroll error 30159 also shows itself to the user when any related file or program is deleted by the user.

  • With this, there are other system errors which include a malware attack or using an outdated QuickBooks version.

How to solve Payroll error 30159 on QuickBooks?

Many QuickBooks error can be solved just by restarting the device if not, you can use the following methods.

Update QuickBooks

For solving payroll error 30159, you should update the current version of this software.


  • At first, you need to close the software of QuickBooks

  • Locate QuickBooks in the start menu and run the file as administrator.

  • Go to the help menu and choose the update QuickBooks option.

  • Mark and save all on the options menu and hit the Get Update button.

Use error repair tool

You can also employ the error repair tool of QuickBooks to solve this payroll error.


  • Open your computer and log in as system administrator.

  • Restore the system by navigating to the start menu section.

  • After creating a restore point, click System Restore.

  • Restart your computer, download the QuickBooks repair tool.

  • Use that tool to detect and fix the QuickBooks payroll error 30159.

System file checker

You can use this tool by using these steps for deleting the corrupt files.


  • Open your computer and press Windows + R on the keyboard.

  • This will open the RUN program where you need to enter cmd.

  • Once you get the command prompt (admin), enter sfc/scannow.

  • Hit enter and repair process will start for corrupt files.

Update the OS

You can also update the OS of your computer to solve the payroll error 30159. Follow this process, Open the computer > navigate to Update > Check updates > update (if found).


Contact the QuickBooks customer service to repair the QuickBooks payroll error 30159 on your device.


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