You don't want QuickBooks to be dead or not open because you have some urgent pending task to execute. Still, QuickBooks won't open, sometimes, leaving you in a dilemma. If such a problem keeps happening with you, that means the company files are correct for damage. You are trying to open a file that's already open in a multi-user network, or you might be using a wrong way to open the company files. You can fix QuickBooks not opening issues by closing the QBW32.EXE process. The next step is to suppress the QuickBooks desktop application. For that, you will need to press and hold the CTRL key and then double-click on the QuickBooks icon. Don't release the CTRL key until no company open window appears on the screen. After that, you will need to select the company file and click open.