When you try to open Quickbooks Statement Writer, nothing happens or Excel opens very briefly (flashes) and then disappears.

Why this is happening

This issue can occur for a variety of reasons including:

  • User Account Control (UAC) is turned off (Windows 7 or Vista only).
  • QuickBooks is set to always Run as Admin.
  • The Windows Registry Keys for QuickBooks are incorrect.
  • A third-party component is damaged.
  • The QuickBooks installation is damaged.

How to fix it

For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown and attempt to open Statement Writer after each step (unless directed to do otherwise in the steps).

Important: Ensure that your QuickBooks Desktop is up to date before you follow the steps shown below.