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QuickBooks Error Code 392

QuickBooks Error Code 392

QuickBooks Error 392 message pops up on your screen when the QB file crashes all your active programs in Windows. It can happen if the same program is being run. The reasons can be multiple such as incomplete installation, corrupt Windows files, Virus-infected or Malware, etc. Fix it by removing system junk using Disc Cleanup, and installing all available Windows updates.

QuickBooks Error Code 392 occurs if the active program window crashes.

Error Code:Error Code 392
Error Description:QuickBooks Error Code 392 occurs if the active program window crashes.
Developer:Intuit Inc.
Applies to:Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Cause:The downloaded version of QuickBooks was corrupted, or the installation was incomplete., The Windows registry has been corrupted.
Symptoms:QuickBooks Desktop won’t respond or work, Windows operating system got frozen
Solution:Edit the registry, Use Disk Cleanup, Users can install all available Windows updates.

Below are a few causes of QuickBooks error 392:

Possible Reasons Behind Error 392 in QuickBooks:

  • The downloaded version of QuickBooks was corrupted, or the installation was incomplete.
  • The Windows registry has been corrupted.
  • QuickBooks files and Windows system files have been corrupted.
  • Another program has mistakenly deleted QuickBooks files.

Solutions of QuickBooks Error Code 392

Here are how to fix QuickBooks error 392:

  • Create a backup
  • Edit the registry
  • Use Disk Cleanup

Users must first attempt to repair the registry entries related to the error.

Note: If not an expert, the user mustn’t try to manually edit the Windows registry, as there’s the risk of permanently damaging the operating system. Users must take help from an IT expert before completing the steps mentioned below.

1. Create a backup

Use the below steps to make a backup:

  • Users must first create a backup by exporting the part of the registry connected to error 392. Next, select ‘Start’ and type in ‘command’ in the search box. Now, press and hold down Ctrl + Shift and then press Enter.
  • This will open a permission dialog box. Choose ‘Yes’, which will open a black box/screen with a blinking cursor, which is the command line interface or command prompt. Users must type in ‘regedit’ and press Enter. Then, choose the error 392-related key that needs to be backed up in the ‘Registry Editor’.
  • Next, choose ‘Export’ in the ‘File’ menu and the choose the folder where the QuickBooks backup key needs to be saved in the ‘Save’ list. Now, enter a name for the backup file in the ‘File Name’ box.
  • Next, users must ensure that the ‘Selected branch’ is marked in the ‘Export range’ box and then select the ‘Save’ button. This will save the file with a ‘.reg’ extension. Users now have a backup of the registry entry related to QuickBooks.

2. Edit the registry

Users must then contact an IT expert to manually edit the registry. A full scan of the computer must also be carried out for malware. The error could be caused by a virus or malware infection on the computer, which can damage, delete, or corrupt files related to runtime errors.

3. Use Disk Cleanup

Use the below steps to clean the disc:

  • Next, users must clean up temporary files or folders via Disk Cleanup(cleanmgr):
  • Users must once again go to ‘Start’, type in ‘command’ in the search box and, while holding down Ctrl + Shift, press Enter. This will open the command line interface or command prompt.
  • Type in ‘cleanmgr’ and press Enter.
  • Now, users must estimate the amount of space that can be reclaimed from the occupied disk space.
  • Users must select a series of checkboxes in the ‘Disk Cleanup’ dialog box. Temporary files occupy most of the disk space. Users must mark the boxes for categories that need to be cleaned and then select OK.

Some other solutions

Check out some other possible solutions that can help you resolve QuickBooks error 392:

  • Users should update the device drivers on the computer.
  • Users can utilize ‘Windows File Restore’ to undo all recent changes to the system.
  • Users can uninstall and reinstall QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Users can run the ‘Windows File Checker’ (‘sfc/scan now’).
  • Users can install all available Windows updates.
  • Users can try to perform a clean installation of Windows.
Need Professional Help?

The above-mentioned steps should help fix the error. But if users need more information/ further assistance on the matter, they should contact our QuickBooks expert Team CALL NOW for expert guidance on all QuickBooks-related issues.


  1. How can I create a backup file to prevent the data from any loss while resolving the QuickBooks Error Code 392?

    If you work on multi-user mode then switch to single-user mode. Then, go to the QuickBooks file menu and then choose the Company Backup file. After this, you have to create the local backup file. From the backup window, you have to choose the local backup and then all options will appear on your screen. Now, browse and select the location for the backup file. Once you are selected then click on the OK button to finish the program.

  2. Why am I receiving QuickBooks Error code 392 while installing QuickBooks?

    Due to incomplete installation of QuickBooks or due to corruption in the downloading process, this error might appear on your screen. There are many more reasons such as corrupted or damaged window system files or sometimes due to corrupted QB program files.

  3. How can I resolve QuickBooks error code 392 quickly?

    You can resolve this error in just a few steps, firstly install all available window updates. then you have to use the cleanup to clear all junk files and folders. After this, try to repair all corrupted window registry and then a permission dialog box will appear on your screen and you are all resolved with this error.

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