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Sage 50 can't be started – The error has wide reasons and causes because of which error happens. Your accounting software may confront issues and inconveniences when antivirus doesn't allow the correspondence to set up between the software and inescapable. The equivalent may likewise occur because of an active firewall setting.

This is a common error for Sage 50 users which below error message on your computer screen.

Error ”Sage 50 cannot be started. Please reboot your computer”.

Error ”Sage 50 accounting could not be started. Please try again”.

Cannot open Sage 50.

Causes of Sage 50 Cannot be Started Error

  • Run Program in the Compatibility Mode
  • Data Path: Not Correct
  • Data Path File: Missing or Damaged
  • Damaged User Profile or Shortcut
  • Program Files: Damaged/Corrupted or Deleted.

Other Descriptions Are

  • Error: Sage 50 cannot be started. When pervasive is not running or needs to be restarted.
  • Error Sage 50 cannot be started and my computer operating system is Microsoft windows 8 8.1 or 10.
  • Error: Sage 50 cannot be started and have Microsoft .net framework errors in event viewer.
  • Error: Sage 50 cannot be started and pervasive is service is missing or cannot be restarted

Solution Steps for Fix Sage 50 Cannot be Started Error

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Section 1: Most common fix

  • Restart pervasive on the computer that hosts data
  • Make sure to verify if the error is resolved on that computer by opening the program
  • If you are running sage on a network and the workstation is still getting the error but the server is not, you need to restart the pervasive on the workstation.

Section 2: Mapped drive has a red “X” on itSection 3: Windows 10 or sever 2012 and higher Updates were completed

Some windows update to turn the Pervasive service off and manual restart of the service

Windows update may also change your network profile from private to public, which is also a big cause to start blocking pervasive.

Section 4: Computer has Windows version 8, 8.1 or 10 installedSection 5: Run the sage adviser diagnostic test to spot issues

  • Click start → All program → Sage 50 accounting → Sage 50 resources → help → Technical Support Utilities → Sage advisor diagnostic tool
  • Click Agree on button
  • Now you need to select the test listed below and select Run to run all the selected tests
  • .Net error check: Scroll to the bottom of this test
  • If you don’t find any .NET errors you can continue to the next test result
  • Company location test
  • If at the end of each company folder found and you see OK your companies are in the correct location
  • Needed files check: If all of the files include name, size and modified date then your data path files are fine
  • Lock file check
  • Product .INI files check – It will check the INI file for the versions which you have installed.

In the event that you see the error Local path on the server – Unable to bring server path, it appears you don't approach rights to the machine or something is blocking communication between server and workstation.

  • Data path permission check
  • Firewalls check – This check will verify Microsoft windows firewall is correctly configured or not.
  • IP Address check – This test will find and displays the IP address for both the server and workstation.
  • Server access Check – If you use Sage 50 on only one computer you can skip this test
  • This test will provide the name of the server, the UNC path of the data path to the server, and the IP address of the server. It also verifies the workstation can ping the server successfully.

Workgroup check/Domain check:

  • Recent virus or malware.
  • Errors occur after selecting a company
  • Norton 360 by Symantec installed
  • Internet security is installed
  • Using the program in a virtual private network
  • Changed the current version through updating serial number
  • Errors occur when using sage 50 shortcuts only
  • It occurs when the shortcut is set to run as administrator
  • Only one windows user receive an error
  • Only one work station receives the error or it started after installing the program
  • Remote desktop connection
  • Reinstall the program.

For Assistance:

These above resolutions will successfully resolve your issue “Sage 50 cannot be started.” However, on the off chance that the issue actually will in general proceed even in the wake of following the above advances, you ought to quickly contact 99Accounting Technical Support. There might be more to the issue. Our group of Sage experts offers viable investigating ventures for all Sage technical issues or errors.


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