QuickBooks POS: Error 100 database server not found 08w01

When trying to open Point of Sale the following error is returned:

Error 100 database server not found “08w01”.

Why this is happening

The computer may be low on system resources, or the Point of Sale Database Manager may not be running.

How to fix it

  1. 1) Click OK to the error and restart the computer. Try opening Point of Sale again.
  2. 2) If the error persists:
    • 1) Windows 7 of Vista: Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run.
    • 2) Windows XP: Choose Start and select Run.
  3. 3) In the Open field, enter services.msc and then click OK.
  4. 4) Right-click QBPOS Database Manager vXX and select Start. If Start is unavailable, select Restart.
  5. Note: XX should be the highest number version you see.


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