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How to fix QuickBooks Error 3371 Status code 11118

When the QuickBooks is activated or desktop is reconfigured for the first time, you may face errors. The error encountered by you is known as QuickBooks Error 3371, Status Code 11118. This error won’t allow you to open QuickBooks file. It will be annoying for you. It will display a warning message as below:

QuickBooks could not load the license data. This may be caused by missing or damaged files. For troubleshooting steps, note the error and type the following in a web browser window: www.quickbooks.com/support/register.html.

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Another dialog box will appear after clicking on “ok”. The QuickBooks Fatal Error will display the following message:

QuickBooks has encountered a problem on startup. This may be due to an invalid software license. Insert the QuickBooks CD into your computers and then reinstall the software. If you encounter the problem again, contact Technical Support.

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After clicking on Ok, the window will be closed. But, still you are unable to step ahead due to this 3371 status code -11118.

Reason Behind QuickBooks Error 3371, Status Code 11118

You can encounter this error if the license data gets corrupted, damaged or missing. This is because Intuit has made the license stored compulsory on your hard drive.
This error may occur again during the process of cloning of dataon the drive C:/ to another new hard drive. Then, tis error can be resolved by deleting entitlement file and re-entering license information.

  • Intuit searches for particular file named Qbregistration.dat file as it contains your license information. You will face this problem if this gets damaged.
  • MSXML component is needed by QB desktop to run on your system as it is an essential component provided by Microsoft. You will face this problem if this gets damaged.

Steps To Fix QuickBooks Error 3371

Two different solution procedure will be displayed by two error dialog box. These two solutions are:

  • The first is about reinstalling your product
  • And the second is suggestion to search for help on the website.

These solutions are not efficient to resolve this error. So we are describing the procedure here to resolve it.

First Method

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  • Press window key + R on your keyboard.
  • A window will open after this.. Enter (or copy and paste) here C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8
  • You will reach window explorer at following location
  • Just delete this ecml file. Do a right click and select Delete. Close the window now.
  • After performing this step, Run QuickBooks, Register the product again.

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This will resolve your issues, If not, you can follow the second method or can contact QuickBooks Support.

Second Method

If the error still pursue, you can follow the second method as given below:

  • Click on window icon, Start button
  • Select All Programs > Window update
  • Click on check for updates
  • After successful update, reinstall QuickBooks Desktop again.
  • Fix common installation errors using the QB Component Repair Tool.
  • Perform clean install.

For more information on error codes, contact QuickBooks Support. Also you can call us @ 1 (855) 441 4436 anytime 24X7. If you have any queries, post it on our website www.quickbookconsulting.net