QuickBooks Error 176109

QuickBooks has garnered an extensive reputation as one of the best & most popular accounting software that is widely used by different business verticals to manage their accounting transactions. Just like any other software, QuickBooks is not free from errors. There are various errors associated with different arms of QuickBooks. One common POS error i.e. QuickBooks Error 176109.

The error code appears while working on QuickBooks Point of Sale 2022. The error code 176109 is also known as the QuickBooks POS invalid product number. Today we will discuss the QuickBooks POS error in detail, along with causes and fixation methods.

What is QuickBooks POS Invalid Product Number?

QuickBooks POS invalid product number of error code 176109 is linked with wrong product code or software number, which is essential for the software. The error message says that the key authentication files are missing from the computer system. Users also face the error while opening and working the QuickBooks Point of Sale.

QuickBooks Error 176109

Causes of QuickBooks Error 176109

There are ample causes associated with the QuickBooks error 176109. While some of the causes are general, the major one is associated with POS invalid product numbers. The major causes of QuickBooks Error 176109 are:

  • When the essential content of the QuickBooks Point of Sale is damaged or missing, the error will appear on the screen.
  • When the QuickBooks users do not have an administrative level of permission to access the important files, the error pops up on the screen.
  • If the product code used to install the software is invalid, the error 176109 will pop on the screen.

These are some of the major causes of QuickBooks error 176109. Sometimes the error also appears when certain essential files are missing from the Windows system due to a virus or malware attack.

Methods to Resolve QuickBooks Error 176109

The QuickBooks error 176109 can be resolved using simple methods. Here are the solutions that you must use to troubleshoot the QuickBooks pos error 176109

Rename the WS Activity File

By renaming the WS activity file, you can resolve error 176109 without any extended hassle. The steps to rename the WS activity file are:

  • Open Windows Explorer by pressing Windows+E on your keyboard
  • Type and navigate to C:\Program Data\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale XX\Ini
  • Right-click on WS activity and click on the rename option
  • Enter OLD WS Activity and save the changes
  • Now close the Windows and delete the entitlement folder. 
  • Relaunch the QuickBooks Point of Sale

If the error still exists, try the next method.

Delete Entitlement Client Folder

You can delete the entitlement client folder automatically and manually. To automatically delete the contents of the entitlement client folder, follow the steps below:

  • Firstly, download the Clear Entitlement file tool and install it on your operating system
  • Run the tool to automatically delete the entitlement client folder
  • Relaunch QuickBooks desktop point of sale and complete the process

If you wish to remove the contents of the entitlement client folder manually, follow the steps below:

  • Open windows explorer by pressing Windows+E on your keyboard
  • Type C:\Program Data\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8
  • Select all files present in the folder and press Delete
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  • Confirm the process and relaunch the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 

While deleting the files manually, you will be asked to delete all the files from the entitlement folder which is found inside the program data. If the program data folder is hidden, ensure that the folder is not hidden by tweaking the settings to display hidden files and folders in Windows.

If the issue does not resolve even after deleting the contents of the entitlement folder, follow the next method.

Clean Install QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale

Before clean installing QuickBooks Point of Sale, you must create a backup of your QuickBooks data file to avoid any crucial data loss. The steps to clean install QuickBooks Point of Sale are:

Uninstalling QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale

Firstly you will need to uninstall the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale. Follow the steps below to initiate the process:

  • Open Run window by pressing the Windows+R button on the keyboard
  • Open the control panel and navigate to the program and features tab.
  • From the list, select the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale and select Uninstall/Change.
  • Complete the on-screen instructions to finish the process 

Renaming entire Point of Sale Folders

Once you have uninstalled QuickBooks desktop point of sale, rename the entire point of sale folders and add “OLD” to prevent QuickBooks Point of Sale from recognizing the folder to create a new one.

Reinstall the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale

After renaming the entire Point of Sale folders, you must reinstall the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale.

Restore Company Files

Once you have successfully reinstalled the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale, utilize the backup and restore the company files. Follow the steps below to restore company files

  • Open QuickBooks Point of Sale and create a new company file 
  • Restore the backup that you created earlier
  • Open QuickBooks Point of Sale to check for errors. 

Contact QuickBooks Desktop Experts

If none of the methods works, you must seek technical assistance from the QuickBooks pos support team. To reach out to the team, contact +1877-708-5420.

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