Windows”Failed To Start” is displayed at the top of the screen, when a user attempts opening the file for their company from QuickBooks. QuickBooks desktop, however the file is opened on a different workstation. This typically happens when the user accesses the company file using single-user mode. It is the most frequently encountered error that occurs when opening the file for company. This blog will give you a brief overview on the windows that stopped starting at 0xc00000f Windows 10, the reasons for it and solutions for troubleshooting. Stay tuned until the conclusion.

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What is the reason windows failed to start error to show up?

Here are the reasons that can cause windows not to start:

• QuickBooks desktop is old.
• The company’s data file is corrupt or damaged.
• QuickBooks desktop application isn’t able to switch into multi-user mode.

You have a clear understanding of the reasons for why Windows failed to begin. We will now look at the solutions listed below to resolve the problem.

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Possible Quick Fixes for Windows Failed to Start

Below are the most efficient ways to troubleshoot and fix windows that failed to start with 0xc00000f Windows 10:

Solution 1. Download the most recent version of QuickBooks

  1. Here are the steps you can take to make changes to your QuickBooks desktop:
  2. Close QuickBooks.
  3. Choose from the Windows Start menu.
  4. Search for the QuickBooks Desktop and right-click on the icon.
  5. Select Run as an administrator.
  6. If the screen with the Company Open screen appears, go to the Help menu and choose”Update” on the QuickBooks Desktop .
  7. Then, click next, click on the Options tab. Click Mark All , then Save.
  8. Go to The Update Now tab, then select to check the Reset Update Checkbox.
  9. To download the update, simply click to download the update.
  10. Once the update has finished you can open the company file once more.
  11. If you continue to receive Windows Failure to start then proceed to the next step.

Solution 2. Disable Multi-User Access

These steps are for the computer on which QuickBooks and company files are saved:

• Open QuickBooks.
• Log into the QuickBooks company’s account with the username Administrator.
• Click on File and then select Utilities.
• After that, you can select Stop Hosting Multi-User Account.

In the event that Windows failed to start persists, proceed to the next option.

Solution 3. Change the names of .TLG or .ND files

Renaming the files will repair the data in the company file that is damaged. Before proceeding, make backups of the company’s file:

  1. Within QuickBooks Move onto File menu. File menu.
  2. Choose the Switch to Single-User Mode option.
  3. Go back to the File menu and select Back up Company.
  4. Then, choose Make Local Backup.
  5. Choose Local Backup and select Next.

• In in the Local Section for Backups, click Browse and choose where you would like to save the backup file.
• Click OK and then save it now.

Then, change the file names:

• Transfer to the folder that contains the company’s file.
• Find the company’s files using .ND or .TLG extensions.
• Exit QuickBooks.
• Download the most recent version of QuickBooks Tool Hub. QuickBooks Tool Hub.
• Move to downloads and locate the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file you have downloaded.
• Follow the instructions on the screen to set up the tool hub.
• Additionally, click the conditions and terms checkbox.
• It will appear that the QuickBooks Tool Hub icon on the desktop will be displayed.

Run Quick Fix my File

• Double-click icon QuickBooks Tool Hub icon to open it.
• On the Tool Hub, select Company to File Problems.
• Click Quick Fix my File.
• The tool should run until it can repair the damage.
• Select OK after the tool has completed.

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It’s all about Windows Failure to Start. We hope that the advice provided in this article will help you solve the problem. If the issue persists seek assistance from our QuickBooks tech support department by calling our customer support telephone number +1-888-704-1357.

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