How to Fix QuickBooks Error 15241?

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QuickBooks is a powerful accounting software, especially for small or medium-sized businesses. One of the common errors that a QuickBooks user may get is QuickBooks error 15241. This error appears with the message that the payroll update has not completed successfully.
QuickBooks update error 15241 hinders the installation of payroll updates, and thus, creates a problem in the QuickBooks payroll function. Learning about the causes and symptoms of this error can help in fixing this issue.

Causes of QuickBooks Error 15241

If in case, the QB Desktop file copy service (FCS) is disabled, you can get QuickBooks update error 15241. Other causes are –

  • The downloaded file is corrupted.
  • QuickBooks installation is incomplete.
  • QuickBooks install or uninstall has caused Windows registry corruption.
  • A virus, trojan or some other malware has caused corruption of QuickBooks files or Windows system files.
  • Some QuickBooks files have been deleted by mistake or maliciously by some other program installed on your PC.

When does QuickBooks Error 15241 occur?

QuickBooks update error 15241 can occur while updating payroll. It can, however, also occur during program installation and setup, during the process of Windows startup or shutdown, or while installing the Microsoft Windows.

Symptoms of QuickBooks Error Code 15241

Below are given the symptoms for QuickBooks error 15241. A QuickBooks user may not get all of the symptoms given below –

  • The program window that you are currently working on crashes.
  • Error code 15241 flashes on your computer screen.
  • Your computer gets crashed when the error appears.
  • It gets difficult to work on the computer as Windows becomes very slow.
  • QuickBooks Freezes completely for some moments.

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Solutions to fix QuickBooks error 15241

Troubleshooting steps required to fix QuickBooks error 15241 depends on the version of Microsoft Windows operating system that you are using.

For QuickBooks Error 15241 Windows 10, 8, 7 and Windows Vista, Following Steps to Fix-

  • First of all, close your QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Go to the Windows Start button on the bottom-left of your screen and click it.
  • Look for Computer and right-click it.
  • From the list that appears, select Manage.
  • If in case, you are using Microsoft Windows 10, you have to go to the Search field in the taskbar and type the word Computer. Results will automatically pop up. Go to This PC and right-click it. From the list that appears, select Manage.
  • In the left pane of the window that gets opened, look for Services and Applications and open it.
  • Now, double-click Services in the right pane.
  • Search for Intuit QBFCS / file copy service in the list of services and double-click it.
  • Intuit QuickBooks file copy service (FCS) properties window will get opened.
  • Go to the General tab in the Intuit QuickBooks file copy service (FCS) properties window.
  • Open the Startup type menu present in the middle of the properties window.
  • Choose Manual.
  • Click the Apply button present on the bottom-right of the file copy service properties window.
  • Click the Start button, and after that click the OK button.
  • Now, you have to open your QuickBooks Desktop.
  • You should now download the QuickBooks Desktop product updates.
  • At last, payroll tax tables should be updated.

For Windows XP, Following Steps to Fix-

  • First of all, close your QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Look for My Computer on your desktop.
  • Right-click My Computer.
  • From the list that pops up, choose Manage.
  • A window with the name Computer Management gets opened.
  • Look for Services and Applications and open it.
  • Now, open Services
  • You will find the Services in which window will get open on the right side.
    Computer Management Services
  • Search for Intuit QB FCS / file copy service in the list of services and double-click it.
    Intuit QB FCS
  • Intuit QuickBooks file copy service (FCS) properties window will get opened.
  • Go to the General tab in the Intuit QuickBooks file copy service (FCS) properties window.
  • Open the Startup type menu present in the middle of the properties window.
  • Choose Manual.
    Intuit QuickBooks FCS Properties
  • Click the Apply button present on the bottom-right of the file copy service properties window.
  • Click the Start button if in case the service is not already started, and after that click the OK button.
  • Now, you have to open your QuickBooks Desktop.
  • After you have opened your QuickBooks, download the QB Desktop product updates.
  • Finally, after performing all the above steps, you have to update payroll tax tables.
  • Check whether error 15241 is appearing or not.

In Conclusion:

Finally, you can resolve QuickBooks Error 15241 easily, after applying the aforementioned solutions. In our assumption, you will not face any difficulty while resolving the error. If for any cause, the error 15241 is unable to get fixed or you want to know any additional information about your software, then you are advised to get in touch with our team by dialing our toll-free QuickBooks Error Support Phone Number 1-855-857-0824.

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