The Easy Guide to Fix QuickBooks Error QBW32.exe

QuickBooks error QBW32.exe arises when users try to perform an action in their QuickBooks Desktop applications. A user might see an error message stating, “AVMTimer: QBW32.EXE – Fatal Application Exit.” There is no doubt that without much technical knowledge, dealing with such QuickBooks errors can be really frustrating for any user. Therefore, we have come up with this post to talk about the reasons that can trigger QuickBooks error QBW32.exe and the troubleshooting solutions to get rid of it, that too in layman’s language!

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What are the reasons behind the occurrence of QuickBooks error QBW32.exe?


There are a number of factors due to which a user can face QuickBooks error QBW32.exe. Some of the most observed ones are as follows:

  • Outdated version of the QuickBooks Desktop application.
  • Corrupted installation files of QuickBooks Desktop.

What should be done to fix QuickBooks error QBW32.exe?

Solution 1) Update your QuickBooks Desktop to its present-day release

  • Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard.
  • In the search box, type “QuickBooks Desktop” and right-click the QuickBooks Desktop application.
  • Select the Run as administrator option.
  • On the No Company Open screen, select the Help menu.
  • Click on the Update QuickBooks Desktop option.
  • Select the Options tab and click on the Mark All button.
  • Click on the Save button.
  • Select the Update Now tab and checkmark the Reset Update checkbox.
  • Click on the Get Updates button.
  • Once the downloading of QuickBooks Desktop updates is completed, re-launch QuickBooks Desktop.
  • When prompted, select the Yes button to install the downloaded QuickBooks updates.
  • Restart your computer, open QuickBooks Desktop, and try to perform the required action.

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Solution 2) Run QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool from QuickBooks Tool Hub

  • Download the present-day ( version of QuickBooks Tool Hub on your computer.

Note: We advise you to save the downloaded file somewhere (Such as Windows Desktop) on your computer that you can easily find it in case of need.

  • Double-click the downloaded file named QuickBooksToolHub.exe and follow the on-screen instructions to install it.
  • Open QuickBooks Tool Hub and select the Installation Issues tab.
  • Click on the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool button to run the tool.

Note: Generally, QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool takes 20 minutes to repair the damaged QuickBooks Desktop installation files.

  • When the fixation of QuickBooks Desktop installation files is finished, restart your computer.
  • Open QuickBooks Desktop, try to perform the required action and check whether you get any error.


If you get QuickBooks error QBW32.exe even after following the troubleshooting solutions mentioned above in the post, then there is a strong chance that your Windows operating system is either damaged or outdated. We suggest you update Windows operating system, or get live troubleshooting assistance resolving QuickBooks error QBW32.exe from our QuickBooks experts at (1.800.579.0391).

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