QuickBooks error PS101 is a payroll error. It occurs when you try to download the latest update for payroll tax tables. This error shows up with a warning message on the screen as the QuickBooks payroll update did not completed successfully. Please try again before the deadline reaches the payroll submission. Due to this issue, the payroll update fails to download. This error can also occur if any background applications are obstructive. So, to help you to overcome this error we have curated this segment. In this post, we will provide you with the causes to identify this error and methods to resolve this error. To get all details about this error stick to this segment till the end. To learn more about this error you can also contact our customer support team at +1-844-499-6700.

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What are the causes of QuickBooks Error PS101?

Below are some causes that can be responsible for the PS101 error.

  • If there is some antivirus program or the system firewall has put restrictions and blocking the communication.
  • Internet Explorer settings are not configured properly.
  • There are several QuickBooks versions are stored on your device.
  • There is some connectivity issue stopping working the software properly.
  • The QuickBooks Desktop is not installed properly.

Solution to Resolve QuickBooks Error Code PS101

Here we have listed the potential solution to rectify error PS101.

Method 1: Reinstall QuickBooks in Selective Startup Mode

  • First, press and hold Windows + R. This will open a Run prompt.
  • Once completed, type MSCONFIG in the search box and click the next tab.

  • The next step is to go to the General section and select the following tabs.
    • Select Startup
    • Load System Services
  • Now you need to click on the Services tab and select All Microsoft. Click Hide
  • Then click on the Disable All option.
  • Deactivate lock screen.
  • Also, click the OK tab and select Restart.
  • The user must then reinstall his QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Finally, return to normal boot mode.

 Method 2:  Download and use QuickBooks Tool Hub.

  • Try closing all background processes.
  • Next, visit Intuit’s official website and download the latest available version of QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • When finished, save the downloaded file in an easily accessible location.
  • The next step is to access the file downloaded above.
  • Double-click the exe file.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  • Next, double-click the QuickBooks Tool Hub icon to open it.
  • The next step is to click on the Program Problems tab and click on Quick Fix My Program.
  • After the program diagnoses and fixes the system problem, you must reboot.
  • The final step is to download the payroll tax table update.


Now as we end this blog we hope that the above provided details will help you to rectify this error. Resolving QuickBooks Error PS101 is not so difficult if you apply the correct set of steps. However, if you are still confused or the error is not resolved we recommend you to immediately contact our tech support team. If you make a little mistake it can cause you data loss. Our certified QuickBooks professionals are here to help you 24/7. So, don’t hesitate to call us anytime. Dial QuickBooks customer service team i.e. +1-844-499-6700 to get connected to our experts.