How to fix the Runtime Code 20102 Quickbooks Error 20102

The error code 20102, also known as Quickbooks Error 20102, is included in this page and is referred to as Error 20102: QuickBooks has encountered a problem and needs to close. We apologise for the trouble.

About Runtime Code 20102

Runtime Code 20102, as its name suggests, appears when QuickBooks fails or crashes while it is in use. Simply because the code did not function throughout its run-time does not imply that it was corrupt in any way. If you don’t handle and fix this kind of error, it will show up as an annoying notification on your screen. Here are some signs, causes, and solutions to the issue.

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  • Quickbooks – QuickBooks is popular small to medium-sized business accounting software created by Intuit, Inc QuickBooks ProPremierEnterprise for Windows all include support for programmatic access to QuickBooks via Intuit’s SDKXML-based APIs
Symptoms of Code 20102 – Quickbooks Error 20102

Runtime faults can occur suddenly. Every time QuickBooks is run, the error notice may appear on the screen. In reality, if the error message or another dialogue box is not resolved right away, it can appear repeatedly.

It’s possible for files to disappear or for new files to appear. Although this symptom is mostly brought on by a viral infection, runtime error can also be blamed for it as virus infection is one of its causes. A rapid decrease in internet connection speed is another possibility for the user, albeit this is not always the case.

Causes of Quickbooks Error 20102 – Code 20102

Software developers write their code with the possibility of faults in mind. Even with the best software design, mistakes can still occur, hence there are no flawless designs. If a specific error is not encountered and handled during design and testing, flaws may appear during runtime.

Running incompatible programmes concurrently is a common cause of runtime issues. It could also be brought on by a virus infection, a poor graphics driver, or a memory issue. Whatever the situation, a quick solution is required to prevent more issues. Here are some solutions to the problem.

Repair Methods

Runtime faults can be inconvenient and persistent, but there are fixes available, so there is still some hope. Here are several approaches.

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Method 1 – Close Conflicting Programs

Keep in mind that runtime errors are caused by applications that are incompatible with one another. Stopping these incompatible programmes is the first step in solving the issue.

  • Open Task Manager by clicking Ctrl-Alt-Del at the same time. This will let you see the list of programs currently running.
  • Go to the Processes tab and stop the programs one by one by highlighting each program and clicking the End Process buttom.
  • You will need to observe if the error message will reoccur each time you stop a process.
  • Once you get to identify which program is causing the error, you may go ahead with the next troubleshooting step, reinstalling the application.

Method 2 – Update / Reinstall Conflicting Programs

Using Control Panel

  • For Windows 7, click the Start Button, then click Control panel, then Uninstall a program
  • For Windows 8, click the Start Button, then scroll down and click More Settings, then click Control panel > Uninstall a program.
  • For Windows 10, just type Control Panel on the search box and click the result, then click Uninstall a program
  • Once inside Programs and Features, click the problem program and click Update or Uninstall.
  • If you chose to update, then you will just need to follow the prompt to complete the process, however if you chose to Uninstall, you will follow the prompt to uninstall and then re-download or use the application’s installation disk to reinstall the program.

Using Other Methods

  • For Windows 7, you may find the list of all installed programs when you click Start and scroll your mouse over the list that appear on the tab. You may see on that list utility for uninstalling the program. You may go ahead and uninstall using utilities available in this tab.
  • For Windows 10, you may click Start, then Settings, then choose Apps.
  • Scroll down to see the list of Apps and features installed in your computer.
  • Click the Program which is causing the runtime error, then you may choose to uninstall or click Advanced options to reset the application.

Method 3 – Update your Virus protection program or download and install the latest Windows Update

Runtime errors brought on by viruses need to be stopped, quarantined, or removed right away. To get the most recent virus definition and fix, make sure to update your antivirus software, scan your computer thoroughly, or use Windows Update.

Method 4 – Re-install Runtime Libraries

You might be getting the error because of an update, like the MS Visual C++ package which might not be installed properly or completely. What you can do then is to uninstall the current package and install a fresh copy.

  • Uninstall the package by going to Programs and Features, find and highlight the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package.
  • Click Uninstall on top of the list, and when it is done, reboot your computer.
  • Download the latest redistributable package from Microsoft then install it.

Method 6 – Reinstall Your Graphics Driver

If the error is related to a bad graphics driver, then you may do the following:

  • Open your Device Manager, locate the graphics driver
  • Right click the video card driver then click uninstall, then restart your computer

Method 7 – IE related Runtime Error

If the error you are getting is related to the Internet Explorer, you may do the following:

  1. Reset your browser.
    • For Windows 7, you may click Start, go to Control Panel, then click Internet Options on the left side. Then you can click Advanced tab then click the Reset button.
    • For Windows 8 and 10, you may click search and type Internet Options, then go to Advanced tab and click Reset.
  2. Disable script debugging and error notifications.
    • On the same Internet Options window, you may go to Advanced tab and look for Disable script debugging
    • Put a check mark on the radio button
    • At the same time, uncheck the “Display a Notification about every Script Error” item and then click Apply and OK, then reboot your computer.

If these quick fixes do not work, you can always backup files and run repair reinstall on your computer. However, you can do that later when the solutions listed here did not do the job.

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