QuickBooks Error 1706

Troubleshoot QuickBooks POS Error 1706

Intuit defines QuickBooks error 1706 as a result of receiving an error no valid source could be found when opening Point of Sale. This error code 1706 code indicates that there is some problem with the QuickBooks Point of Sale download and installation. When the user turns on the computer to start the POS installer the error occurs giving an error message:

No valid source could be found when opening Point of Sale

Causes QuickBooks Point Of Sale Error 1706

  • The installation of Point of Sale software is corrupt or damaged.
  • The beta version of Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 on the computer.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework improperly installed.
  • CD of you software you are using to install QuickBooks may be damaged.
  • Firewall settings are not allowing the installation process.
  • Windows registry gets damaged or corrupt.

How to Troubleshoot QuickBooks Error 1706

Error: unable to start the "IntuitUpdateService" error: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

There are several troubleshooting methods for QuickBooks error 1706. Let’s have a look at the given steps and follow them accordingly.

Solution 1: Download the Microsoft Fixit Tool or System File Checker Tool

  • Download and System File Checker tool (SFC) and install it by using the /scan now option.
  • This will try to repair all Windows operating system files comprising of Microsoft .NET Framework.

Solution 2: Check the Latest Product Release and Update the QuickBooks POS for Desktop

You may try to install an outdated version of QuickBooks Point of Sale. They are not compatible with your current version. So updating it to the latest release can resolve the issue.

  • Open the product update section of your system.
  • Confirm that the Point of sale application is marked as a product.
  • Follow the onscreen steps to install the update manually.
  • Once the installation is complete, restart your system.

Solution 3: Reinstall the QuickBooks Point of Sale software

You may have to uninstall and reinstall again the Point of Sale to resolve QuickBooks POS error 1706. So follow the simple steps:

  • First of all, from the start menu of QuickBooks, Open the Control Panel.
  • After that go to the Programs and Features section and select QuickBooks POS.
  • Click on Uninstall the QuickBooks POS and then follow the steps to uninstall properly.
  • Now, you can use a fresh installation source for a clean reinstallation of QuickBooks POS.

This error has been reported by the users who have recently updated to Windows 10. The error indicates that the entries made by the Point of Sale into the Windows registry have been overwritten or changed. To troubleshoot this QuickBooks error 1706, reinstalling the software is recommended as the entries are entered again into Windows. If the above steps recommended by Intuit are not working properly and the error persists you can report the issue to QuickBooks Point of Sale support.