How To Troubleshoot “Sage 50 cannot be Started” Error Message?

sage 50 cannot be started

Sage 50 is accounting software that makes your work simple and faster. Even though Sage 50 is an extraordinary software, it is susceptible to errors. One of the most common error messages that you can come across while working on the software is Sage 50 Cannot be started error message. When you come across this error message, you can try to resolve it with the solution mentioned below or call on the Sage customer support number  +1-800-961-6588.

You will see the error message, “Sage 50 cannot be started……..” on your computer screen. It generally occurs in Sage 50 U.S. Edition. Here are the causes that are responsible for the Sage 50 cannot be started issue:

  • Damaged or uninstalled Pervasive files in your system where Sage 50 is installed.
  • Sage 50-U.S. is not installed properly.
  • Pervasive is restricted by User Access Control.
  • The firewall needs to configure, as it is obstruction Sage 50 from running.


Here are some solutions that are suggested by the Sage experts to resolve your Sage 50 issue.

Solution I:

  • Step I: Check that Sage 50 is installed on your server
  1. Press Windows keys along with R from your keyboard.
  2. In the search column, type Appwiz.cpl and press Enter from your keyboard.
  3. Open the Sage 50 application now.
  • Step II: Manually install the Pervasive
  1. Press Windows Key along with R key from the keyboard.
  2. Run Command Windows will appear on the screen.
  3. In the search column, type Appwiz.cpl and press Enter from your keyboard.
  4. A number of applications will appear on your screen.
  5. Select Pervasive from the list.
  6. Select Pervasively and uninstall it.
  7. Re-install the Pervasive again.

Solution II:

  • Check for the application’s compatibility issues.
  1. Select the Sage icon and right-click on it.
  2. Go to the Properties option.
  3. Select the Compatibility tab and click on the uncheck box that is present near the Run this program in compatibility mode for an option.
  4. Click on the check box for Run this program as an Administrator option.
  5. If your UAC is enabled, then disable it by removing the check mark from the option.
  6. Select Apply and then press OK.
  • Validate the Data Path permissions.
  • From the Related Resource, begin your Pervasive service.
  1. Reinstall the Sage 50 application and click on Run as Administrator.
  2. Provide access to an installer that is located in C:\Sage\Sage50_20xx\
  3. You will see the Maint.exe file, right-click on it and then select the Run as Administrator option.
  4. Select the Repair option from the dialog box that appears on your screen.

The above solutions will efficiently resolve your Sage 50 cannot be started error message, sage 50 not working, sage 50 has stopped working, sage 50 not opening, sage 50 unable to open a company file, sage is not working and much more. In case, this issue still persists, then there is some major issue that requires the assistance from technical support. So, you should reach out to RemoteAccounting247 for assistance. We are third-party Sage support providing consultancy that supplies round the clock services across the globe. To connect with them, you just have to give a call on Sage toll-free number  +1-800-961-6588.

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