QuickBooks Error Code 392 - How to fix, Resolve this Error

Posted by Steve Machan on January 7th, 2019

QuickBooks is developed by Intuit in the late 90’s to make the accounting and bookkeeping easier for small and medium-sized businesses. The software is quite exceptional but unlike any other software, this software to publishes some error, which can be a hassle to eliminate. In this post, we are going to discuss how we can troubleshoot QuickBooks Error 392 and the causes following the same.

This error is caused when users try to install a new version of QuickBooks or just trying to install/update Microsoft Windows. This error is mainly triggered during Windows Start up or Windows Shut down. It's better to keep notes of when and where this error has been popped out. This can really help in troubleshooting this error.


Causes of QuickBooks Error Code 392

Below are the causes which cause QuickBooks Error 392-

  • Incomplete or improper installation of QuickBooks software.
  • Injection of virus or malicious file in QuickBooks.
  • Missing Registry files from the Windows OS.
  • An important QuickBooks program is mistakenly deleted.


How to troubleshoot QuickBooks Error 392

Below is the list of troubleshooting steps to solve your Error 392.

Solution 1: Repair Registry Files Related to QuickBooks Error 392


NOTE: Unless you are a professional we highly recommend you to contact QuickBooks Technical Support Phone Number as incorrect editing of the Windows Registry can lead to permanent damage to your Operating System.

Steps to manually repair Registry files-

  • Click on the Start button.
  • In the text field, type "Command" and then hold Ctrl+Shift and hit Enter.
  • Enter Admin credentials and click on all positive prompts.
  • The terminal will open with a blinking cursor on it.
  • Type "regedit" on the screen and hit Enter button.
  • Registry editor will open on your screen, select the key related to Error 392.
  • Click on Export and Save.
  • The file will be automatically saved with the extension ".reg".
  • Now, you have to follow the guide given for manually editing the registry files of your OS website.


Solution 2: Run a full Virus scan of your computer

QuickBooks Error 392 also occurs when the device driver is outdated or corrupted. By going to the official website update all of your device drivers one by one. Reboot your computer after updating your drivers. Your QuickBooks will now work fine if the issue is because of Virus or Malware files. 


Solution 3: System Restore

The system restore tool can be used to recover files and repair any corruption or damage to the files to their earlier state. This toll will save hours which you can add to troubleshoot error 392.

Follow the steps mentioned below-

  • Press the Windows key on your keyboard.
  • In the text field type, "System Restore" and hit Enter button.
  • Click on System Restore tool.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Enter your Admin credentials if the screen prompt is asking for it.
  • It's going to take some time to finish the restoring purpose.

We hope that the solution mentioned above really did help you a lot in resolving QuickBooks Error 392 and if you are still facing any issues or problem while troubleshooting this error then you can go for a call by dialling our QuickBooks Error Support toll-free number at +1(800)880-6389.

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