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HELP. Quicken 2004 B/U error message

by mdp / April 1, 2005 11:46 PM PST

I could sure use some help.
I keep getting error messages and crashing whenever I try to back up my Quicken 2004 file on my Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop (running XP.)

First, a box that says:
"An error has occurred during the last task. Please restart quicken"

I click okay (it's not ok but what else...) and a new box pops up:
"An error occurred during the last task. Quicken must close now. Please try restarting Quicken."

Again, I click okay and the new box says:
'The instruction at "0x03133e19" referenced memory at "0x01ab178". The memory could not be "read". Click on OK to terminate the program.

I click OK again and the program closes. I can reopen it and work in it again but can't ever back-up - Obviously not acceptable.

My work-around has been to bring the file up on a networked Dell desktop, also running XP, and back it up there. But this is getting to be a drag and doesn't work on the road.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software but it made no difference.
I have a new copy of Quicken 2005 that I considered installing to hopefully get rid of the problem, but I've seen so much bad press on Q 2005 that I wonder if I wouldn't just buy more problems.

Can anyone help?


MDP - Frustrated in Boston

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Just FYI..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 1:30 AM PST

There is a known issue that Quicken's backup will not backup to CDR or CDRW drives. No fix has ever been offered and the workaround is to send it to the hard disk then put it on CDR/W.

I'm surprised Quicken didn't tell you this when you called it in.


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Thanks but ...
by mdp / April 2, 2005 1:55 AM PST
In reply to: Just FYI..

I'm backing up to diskettes like I always have.

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And even that has a bug in it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 2:23 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks but ...

I'm still surprised Quicken isn't telling you to use the hard disk method.

BTW, I'm just a few minutes out of Boston.


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Anyone solve Quicken 2004 Back up issues???
by mdp / April 2, 2005 5:51 AM PST

Intuit support is worthless. It just left me angry and wasted nearly 2 hrs of my time.

Anyone have any suggestions? I already reinstalled the program and thanks to Intuit support installed the newest R 5 which I did not want.

Anyone know if upgrading to 2005 is likely to help or give me new problems?


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 5:56 AM PST

Let me be blunt about this issue. After years of this issue, I can only share that backup to the hard disk seems to work without issue. Then I go fish out the file and off to the CDR/ZIP/Floppy from Explorer.

I have yet to hear that it was resolved in 2005.


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How do I get around the error message to bu to hard drive?
by mdp / April 2, 2005 6:38 AM PST
In reply to: No. NEVER SOLVED IT.

I don't mean to be thick, but I get the error message sequence detailed in my first post as soon as I click on "backup".

It doesn't even let me get to the screen where I would indicate where.


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Start over.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 7:30 AM PST

Sadly, if Quicken doesn't offer a "do this" cure for that one, you get to start over.

Remember that with all the spyware and more out there, too often I'm finding some of this to be either spyware damage or plain old viruses. It's also known that control fiends run into this as they may try to move programs to other partitions, change drive letters and the list just keeps going on.

The only detail I offer is that backup to CDRW or floppy is less than reliable. And some recent updates to antivirus or the OS has not helped Quicken in this area.

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