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QuickBooks Error 557 | Complete Troubleshooting Guide

QuickBooks Error 557

QuickBooks Payroll is one of the best tools businesses prefer to pay their employees quickly and reliably and plays a vital role in employee payroll management. Even a single glitch in the settings or a payroll error can negatively affect business reputation. QuickBooks Error 557 is one of the errors that users might face while updating or configuring payroll and prevents payroll from functioning accurately, sometimes even crashing your system.

Call Payroll Support Number +1- 855 738 2784 if you are also dealing with QuickBooks error 557 as there are numerous factors involved behind this error and needs in-depth analysis to find the exact cause of the problem that can only be performed by a certified Payroll Support Specialist

What is QuickBooks Error 557?

QuickBooks has an array of errors that arise specifically during the program update progress. Error 557 is a part of this category. In most cases, Windows 7, 8, XP, Vista users encounter this issue in their device while or after they have downloaded the newest available QuickBooks Payroll updates. However, the error is not limited to only these Windows versions; the latest ones might also get affected. The error that comes along with this text saying, “QuickBooks has encountered a problem and needs to be closed. We are sorry for the inconvenience,” is triggered as a result of an inactive subscription of payroll. Experts suggest that downloading the updates in the Selective Start-up mode might resolve the issue, but if you have tried the trick and it did not work for you, keep reading the blog till the end.

Symptoms of QuickBooks Error Code 557

  1. You might notice an error message with code 557 before you encounter the error while updating the payroll.
  2. If you run other programs on your Windows PC, they might also start to lag.
  3. The performance of your Windows operating system will degrade.
  4. Hardware devices might also stop responding like your mouse and keyboard.

What Causes Error 557 in QuickBooks Payroll?

Damaged Windows or QuickBooks files are one of the primary causes of this error. Other factors include:

  1. Partial or faulty update of QuickBooks application.
  2. Improper installation of QuickBooks application.
  3. In case the Windows crashes because of improper computer shutdown.
  4. Malware or virus attack on the Window’s system files.
  5. Improper configuration of QuickBooks application.

How to Fix QuickBooks Payroll Error 557?

  1. Use Administrator Account to log in to your computer.
  2. Hit the Start button and click Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore.
  3. Now select a Restore Point that you have created earlier or from the automatically created restore points (Select the most recent restore point).
  4. Click the Next button.
  5. Now, wait until the System Restore is in progress. (For detailed instructions, follow the article How to Use System Restore in Windows).
  6. After successfully restoring your system, Restart the Windows.
  7. Now open the QuickBooks application again.

Points to Consider to Quick Fix Error 557

  • Make sure your QuickBooks Payroll subscription is still active.
  • Ensure that your Payroll Tax Table is up to date.
  • To avoid data loss, always create a company file backup before restoring the system.
  • After Windows restoration, you need to install the latest QuickBooks updates to avoid further issues.
  • Make sure your system fulfills the minimum system configuration required for the application to function correctly.
  • If you are not sure about any of the points given above, then to avoid any critical error or misconfiguration, call us at 1.855.738.2784.

Solutions to Quickly Resolve Error 557 in QuickBooks Desktop

Solution 1: Install QuickBooks Desktop Updates Recently Released by Intuit

  1. To check if there are updates that your QuickBooks Desktop is missing, go to the Help tab in QuickBooks and click Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Now go to the Update Now tab in the next QuickBooks Update window.
  3. As soon as you click the Get Updates option, QuickBooks will start downloading the updates if any are available.
  4. You will now require to restart QuickBooks to prompt QuickBooks to install the updates.
  5. Click the Install Updates option when QuickBooks restarts.
  6. Retry to install the payroll updates now and check if this eliminates error code 557.

Solution 2: Re-register QuickBooks by deleting the EntitlementDataStore.ecml File

  1. Open Windows File Explorer by pressing the Windows + E keys together and navigating to the “C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8” folder.
  2. Look for and right-click the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file.
  3. Select Delete and confirm the action by pressing Yes.
  4. Run QuickBooks, and when prompted, enter the product registration information to activate it.
  5. Install QuickBooks Desktop updates and retry to install the payroll updates now.

Solution 3: Reactivate your QuickBooks Subscription if it is Expired

  1. Go to the QuickBooks CAMPs login page and sign in to your QuickBooks account.
  2. Move to the Manage your QuickBooks page and select what you need to reactivate.
  3. Go to the Product & Services section and move to the Payroll Subscription tab.
  4. You can see the status of your payroll subscription under the blue colored toolbar.
  5. If you see Canceled as the status of your payroll service, hit the Resubscribe option and verify the information on the next screen.
  6. Ensure all the info in the Reactivate Subscription fields is correct.
  7. Now click Save and Continue and verify the billing and subscription info.
  8. Once all this is done, click Reactivate and click Got it! When the subscription reactivates.
  9. Rerun QuickBooks and update the payroll to see if this resolves error 557.

Using System Restore, you can reconfigure your system and application settings to the last best-known state. As it eliminates all the incorrect settings of Windows applications clashing with QuickBooks, it will get QuickBooks Error 557 fixed. QuickBooks serves its customers with the best support, and for every QuickBooks product, experts are available 24/7 to resolve queries and issues you are facing.

You can call Our Payroll Number +1- 855 738 2784 if you are dealing with any Payroll related issues.

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