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Sage 50 Accounting has Stopped Working

Sage 50 Accounting has Stopped Working

Your Sage Accounting software has stopped working. It generally occurs when you try to open the program right after updating the latest release. It means that you have encountered some problems and the software needs to be closed now. Other errors might also occur such as Sage Act error 2601 and Sage 50 error code 1324.

Exact Error Shown While User Facing Sage 50 Accounting has Stopped Working

Error: “Sage 50 has stopped working” or “Sage 50 Accounting has stopped working”

Sage 50 Accounting has Stopped Working can be caused majorly due to some of the reasons.

Sage 50 Accounting has Stopped Working because of a CryptoWall virus infection or Printer driver conflict.

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  • The update did not get installed properly.
  • The update or download was interrupted.
  • .NET framework was damaged.
  • Modified Host file.

These can be a few highlighted causes of the error message “Sage 50 Accounting has Stopped Working” There can be various other unknown reasons for this error message. Even the latest update of Windows 10 has some “broken” key elements due to which the accounting software stops automatically.

Additional Causes of Sage 50 Accounting has Stopped Working

Let’s check it:

  • User Account Control (UAS) or anti-virus and anti-spyware is being tampered with.
  • The product service release or Windows update is not installed.
  • The user logged into Microsoft Windows under an account with limited user access
  • Conflict with touch screen keyboard service
  • Damaged files and damaged standard report files are in the Data folder.
  • Run the program in a cloud environment.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Crashing.
  • need to install Windows update
  • Installing the wrong setup of the program on the workstation.

Let’s discuss how Sage 50 Accounting has Stopped Working and can be resolved

To Solve Sage 50 Accounting has Stopped Working Reboot the computer and try to open the program again.

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The resolution we are mentioning is applied only to the users working on Microsoft Windows 10.

Now, follow these steps

  • Right-click on the Sage 50 software icon and click on Properties.
  • Click on the Compatibility tab.
  • Now, select Change settings. It is for all user’s button
  • Now, check the box which is next to Run this program in Compatibility mode.
  • And then click on Windows 8 from the menu.
  • Now, select OK and launch Sage 50.
  • Verify that the issue no longer occurs.

Right-click on the Quick Launch Toolbar of Sage Icon to unpin your taskbar. Once you change the desktop icon, drag it to the Windows Quick Launch Toolbar to pin it again.

If the error is caused by to Modified Host file.

  • Open Notepad Administrator
  • Click on the Start menu
  • Type Notepad in the Search box and open it
  • Right-click on Notepad from the list
  • Now, click on Run as Administrator

These are some of the resolutions that can be performed by you. We also think that it is very important for you to know how an error can be solved.

If the error is caused by damaged components of the .NET Framework.

Steps to uninstall .NET Framework:

  1. Right, Click on the Start menu.
  2. Choose Run, and type Control Panel into the text field.
  3. Hit Enter.
  4. Go to Programs and Features.
  5. Choose .Net Framework, and click on Change/Uninstall.
  6. Choose Uninstall, and follow the on-screen instructions to remove the .NET Framework from your system.

Steps to reinstall .Net Framework:

  1. Download the setup for .Net Framework.
  2. Double-click on the Setup to Launch it.
  3. Choose Yes if prompted by user account control settings to confirm.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install .Net Framework from your system.
  5. Click on Finish, and restart your system.

If the error is caused by damaged program files for Sage 50.

Steps to repair Sage 50 on Windows:

  1. From the Start menu, choose Settings.
  2. Go to Apps, then Apps & Features.
  3. Choose Sage 50, and click on Advanced Options.
  4. Choose the Repair option.

Alternatively, you can download and launch the setup for your version of Sage 50. Then, you can choose the Repair option.

If the error is caused by an unresponsive process for Actian Zen

Steps to restart Actian to fix sage data sync error:

  1. Close Sage 50 on the server and all connected workstations.
  2. Launch the task manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
  3. Go to the Details tab and select w3dbsmgr.exe.
  4. Choose End Task, then End Process when the confirmation box appears.
  5. Go to the Services tab and right-click on psqlWGE.
  6. Choose Start.
  7. Verify if you still get the Sage drive sync error.

If an error is caused by damage to the Sage 50 company file.

Steps to restore the backup in Sage 50:

  1. Open Sage 50.
  2. Click on File, then Restore.
  3. Choose the Restore from the Backup wizard.
  4. Then click on Next.
  5. Choose Browse, then select the backup file, and click on Open.
  6. Input a name for the company file that will be created using the backup file. Then click on Save.
  7. Choose to overwrite existing data.
  8. Click on Next, then Finish.

If an error is caused on the server computer hosting Sage 50.

Steps to restart the Windows server:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Escape to open the Task Manager.
  2. Go to More Details.
  3. Choose File, then Run new task.
  4. Input cmd.exe then hit enter.
  5. In the Command Prompt, input shutdown -r.

You can also restart the Windows server with PowerShell with the following steps:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Escape.
  2. Choose the File menu, then Run a new task.
  3. Input powershell.exe in the text field then hit enter.
  4. Input Restart-Computer in Windows PowerShell, and hit Enter.

Your server will restart after a 5-second countdown. To restart the server remotely, you can use the command Restart-Computer – ComputerName “SYSTEM_NAME.

If the error is caused by a lack of updates.

Steps to update Sage 50 server and workstations:

  1. Launch Sage 50 and go to Services.
  2. Choose Check for Updates.
  3. Select Check Now.
  4. Click on Download.
  5. Once the download completes, restart Sage 50.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation of Sage 50.
  7. Go to the Sage 50 folder on the server.
  8. Double-click on ClientInstall.bat.
  9. Wait for the updates to be installed on all connected workstations.

Steps to update Windows 10 to fix Sage 50 crashing error:

  1. Log into Windows with an admin user account.
  2. Click on the Start menu from the taskbar.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Click on Update & Security.
  5. Choose Windows Update.
  6. Select Check for Updates.
  7. Choose Download & Install Updates.
  8. Once the updates have been downloaded, restart your system so that Windows can install the updates.


How to update Sage 50 without an internet connection?

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