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QBCFmonitorservice not running on this computer

QBCFMonitorService not running on this computer is a multi-user error that occurs on the QuickBooks database server manager, We recommend you to backup your company file before troubleshooting.

QuickBooks Troubleshooting Guide:

QBCF Monitor Service not running on windows

QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise software Editions run on Windows Operating system, QB Users running this editions of the software on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2008, 2012 might come across the error “QBCFMonitorService Not running on this computer”, In order to find solutions to this issue you can start with the most basic troubleshooting steps explained below also to keep in mind that there might be several QuickBooks technical issues related to this Error so follow each step until your problem is resolved.

In the following article, we are going to provide you with a step by step guide on how to fix QBCFmonitor stopped running on this computer Error  for windows 10 running QuickBooks 2019-2020

What causes the QBCFMonitorService not running on this computer error?

QBCFMonitorService stands for QuickBooks Company File Monitoring Service.

Usually the error occurs when starting, or trying to access QuickBooks which indicates that the QBCFMonitorService.exe file on your computer has stopped working.

And since this file is an essential part of the QuickBooks software, it brings the whole system to a halt. Other reasons for the error might be:

  1. Errors in the Windows registry corresponding to QBCFMonitorService.exe.
  2. Another program on your computer might have accidentally deleted the QBCFMonitorService.exe file.
  3. Some kind of malware has corrupted the QBCFMonitorService.exe file.
  4. QuickBooks is not installed correctly or completely.
  5. The firewall software on your computer has blocked the internet access to QuickBooks files.
  6. Another program on your computer is conflicting with the QBCFMonitorService.exe file.

How to fix the QBCFMonitorService ‘Not working on this computer’ error?

If you haven’t done it already, make sure that you perform a backup of your QuickBooks company file, just in case some unexpected data loss occurs during the fixing process. You will also need installation CDs for Microsoft Windows and QuickBooks and, in case you have to reinstall them, the license numbers.

Choose from the solutions below, according to what you know caused the error.

Manually restart the QBCFMonitorService

Open the service properties for the QBCFMonitorService. Set the startup type to automatic and the login user account should be a local account, not a QuickBooks user.Make sure to set the recovery options to restart the service, for the first and second failure.For following failures, set the recovery option to Take No Action.This is needed because you will want to find out the main problem is that gets you into the constant restart loop.Now restart your computer and check if the QBCFMonitorService error is still occurring. Windows task manager 

Run a full scan of your computer system

Use a comprehensive anti-virus software to scan you whole computer. It is important that the software also searches not only for malware like viruses and trojans, but also for worms, rootkits, etc. When the anti-virus program is finished, restart your computer and check if the QBCFMonitorService error still persists.

Update your firewall and adjust the configurations

QBCFMonitorService update your firewall settings

If your firewall is interfering with the QBCFMonitorService.exe file, you will have to update your current firewall software. You probably also need to manually configure exceptions and ports that are required for the firewall.

Repair the Windows registry

QBCFMonitorService not running on this computer

Before applying any changes, make sure to backup the registry. Only than you should start with removing errors in the Windows registry that correspond with the QBCFMonitorService.exe file.

Repair QuickBooks

Repair QuickBooks Installation files

Try to repair your QuickBooks software and check if this resolved the QBCFMonitorService error.

Reinstall your QuickBooks software

If repairing QuickBooks did not help, try to uninstall and then reinstall QuickBooks.

Perform a disk cleanup

Run a disk cleanup to remove all the files that are no longer needed and are ok to delete. Deleting unused files helps to increase the overall performance of your computer.

Disk Cleanup

Update your Windows and QuickBooks

Always keep your Windows and QuickBooks fully updated to ensure an error-free performance. You can run these updates manually or turn the automatic update features on.


QuickBooks uses several windows components as services to run on the server and on windows 10.

QBFCmonitorservice is a file that monitors the data file and is responsible for backing it up, sometimes this files can crash, freeze or be damaged due to several QuickBooks technical reasons, we have covered all the crucial troubleshooting steps which you can take to prevent this issues from occurring in the future.

Usually, at least one of the above-mentioned solutions should help you to resolve the QBCFMonitorServices ‘Not running on this computer’ issue.

If the error still persists, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experts, to avoid further damage or even data loss.

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