QBPOSSHELL Has Stopped Working

QBPOSSHELL Has Stopped Working

In this article learn what is QBPOSSHELL, what causes it, and how to fix the QBPOSSHELL has stopped working issue. Thus the same as with the case of QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale software errors are sometimes also the resulting conflict between two pieces of software.

Causes QBPOSSHELL Has Stopped Working

  • One of the biggest factors is the QuickBooks compatibility issue with other software.
  • QBPOSSHELL.exe folder is damaged.
  • The error is the result of a memory conflict between the Qbposshell.exe file and another related piece of the program.
  • QuickBooks database managers not working.
  • Microsoft .Net framework is not installed properly.
  • QuickBooks software is outdated.

How to Fix QBPOSSHELL Has Stopped Working

Edit the content for the folder (QBPOSSHELL), or Create a new admin login.

Solution 1: Change the Content for QBPOSSHELL

End QBPOSShell task

  • Start the task manager with the following set of shortcuts, Ctrl + Al t+ Del.
  • Click on the processes button and hit the QBPOS.exe file.
  • On the display window, click to choose “End the processes tab“.

Show hidden folders

  • Right-click on the startup menu and select the Open Windows Explorer tab.
  • Select the Organize button and click on the Folder search options.
  • From the view option, choose Show Hidden Files and hit OK.

Rename the QBPOS Shell folder

  • On the window to your left, click on the computers tab and select the QBPOSSHELL.exe file.
  • You will see the .config file. Change the name from .config to .configbet.
  • Exit the window and log in to your POS software and your QBPOSSHELL will come to normal.

Solution 2: Change your Admin

If by any chance the above-provided solution wasn’t of any help then you would now have to change your admin account. To do so, follow the steps below:

For Windows 7 Users

  • To change your admin access, navigate to the startup menu from your desktop screen.
  • Locate the control panel tab and press enter.
  • Select the user accounts tab and double-click on “manage account“.
  • From the window that appears, click to create a new admin account.
  • Choose the name for your account and checkmark it on the administrator tab.
  • Hit on creating an account.
  • Now shut down your computer and restart it again.
  • Sign in as an admin and log in to our QuickBooks POS software.

For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

  • Locate the control panel tab and press enter
  • Navigate to the control panel from your system
  • Choose the User Accounts and Family Safety option
  • Select the user accounts tab and click on “manage account
  • From the window that appears, click to create a new user account
  • Choose sign in without a Microsoft account
  • Go to the local account and enter info… username and password
  • Click on Next and then Finish
  • Now shut down your computer and restart it again.
  • Sign in as an admin and log in to QuickBooks POS software.

Solution 3: Restart QBPOSShell

  • First, close your QuickBooks POS
  • After that open task manager (Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete)
  • Select the Processes tab
  • Right-click on QBPOSShell.exe, and then select End Process
  • Close Task Manager and open Point of Sale again.

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How to run the QBPOS Database Manager when you get the error QBPOSSHELL has stopped working?

● Open the Run window by pressing Windows + R keys
● In the Run window text field, type services.msc
● Then press Enter button
● Select and right-click on the QBPOS Database Manager
● Choose option Start to run it into your system
● If you are not able to click on start or it is not visible, then click on Restart.

How to restart your computer to try to fix the error QBPOSSHELL has stopped working?

● Go to the Windows start menu
●Then click on the Power button
● Now from the options, select the Restart option
● Your computer restarts and takes some time
● After restarting, check for errors.

How can I manually update the QuickBooks POS (Point of Sale) to resolve the error that QBPOSSHELL has stopped working?

● Go to the QuickBooks POS website (https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products)
● Choose the Standard Setup
● Then select the Country
● In product, click on QuickBooks Point of Sale
● You have to select the edition that you want to use such as Basic, Pro, or Multi-store
● After that, click on the latest version
● Press the Search button
● Click on Get latest updates
● Then, you get some instructions on your screen, just follow them and you are done.