QuickBooks Pos Invalid Product Number Error 176109

06 Jan 2021

QuickBooks Pos Invalid Product Number Error 176109

 

Precise functioning, enhanced working along with availability of multiple software versions makes QuickBooks one of the choicest accounting software for business. It not only helps to boost the sales of a business but, also makes way for other third-party software integration with utmost ease. However, during its usage, at times it might some inaccuracy, usually, the QuickBooks Point of Sale invalid product number error. Though the purpose of the software is meant for getting the work done smoothly and without any hassle, however, it is an invention of technology and can malfunction at any moment.

QuickBooks Point of Sale invalid product number is commonly known as QuickBooks Error 176109. Users can experience several software issues while using the software. This particular issue would usually crop up while trying to open or register QuickBooks Desktops POS.

QuickBooks Point of Sale invalid product number error is nothing but an invalid number code or product code. Whenever any important authentication files get faulty or corrupted, it is notified by the error code. Users trying to open Point of Sale connected to QuickBooks, generally, face such issues. The QuickBooks would need adequate authorization to read and write the files with negligible hindrance. In the absence of requisite administrative level permission, the screen will show 176109 error code.

Reasons for QuickBooks error 176109

The main cause for this error code is listed below:

  • Corrupt or missing files in POS Entitlement folder.
  • Using invalid product code while installing POS.
  • User not authenticated as an administrator in Windows.

The error code is accompanied by technical description and sometimes the user might not be able to open the company files. QuickBooks POS Error 176109 shows the memory locations’ address which contains instructions at the time when the error occurred.

Ways to Fix QuickBooks POS Error 176709

Solution 1: Deleting the contents of POS entitlement folder

  • Following the location C:\Program Data\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 on Windows Explorer.
  • Select all files by pressing Ctrl+A.
  • Next, clicking on Delete.
  • For confirming the action, need to click on Yes.
  • Re-registering the application by opening the QuickBooks Point of Sale.

Solution 2: New Name for The WS Activity File

  • Following the location C:\Program Data\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale\XX\Ini on Windows Explorer.
  • Next, WS activity file needs to be right-clicked.
  • Click on Rename.
  • OLD WS Activity should be typed 
  • Saving the changes by clicking anywhere on the screen.
  •  The Windows should be closed.
  • Deleting the Entitlement folder.
  • Reopening the QuickBooks Point of Sale.

Solution 3: Performing Clean Installation of Quick Books Point of Sale

An alternative solution to the above-mentioned resolution could be re-installation of the QuickBooks Point of Sale. However, a back-up needs to be created for all the files prior to performing the clean installation. The below mentioned steps will guide users to re-install the QuickBooks Point of Sale:

  • Uninstalling QuickBooks Point of Sale
  • Renaming all the Folders in Point of Sale
  • Re-installation of the Point of Sale 
  • Restoring the company files

If the above-mentioned solutions fail to resolve the QuickBooks POS Error 176109, it is advisable to contact the QuickBooks Error Support helpdesk.