How can you fix QuickBooks Error 15243?

QuickBooks error code 15243

Sometimes, QuickBooks desktop can cause you to lose your way. We will be discussing the QuickBooks error message 15243 in this segment. This error occurs when you attempt to download the most recent payroll software updates. The issue could also occur if the FCS Service isn’t working correctly or is turned off. You will be notified about any updates that have not been integrated into the software if such an issue occurs.

The QuickBooks payroll update error code 15243 refers to the file copy services. It is recommended that you keep this information handy in case you continue to have the same problem. We will discuss the causes and the possible solutions. You can contact our Customer Support Team for additional assistance and support.

What is the Cause of QuickBooks Error 15243

  • There are many reasons why this could happen, but the most important ones are listed below.
  • If the download is corrupted or the installation of QuickBooks is not complete.
  • If the Windows system files are infected or compromised by malware, or any QuickBooks-related program files.
  • A second reason could be that QuickBooks files are mistakenly or maliciously deleted by another program.
  • FCS Service malfunctioning.
  • This error could be caused by corruption in the Windows Registry that was caused by any activity on QuickBooks.

Common Signs and Symptoms for QuickBooks Error 15243

  • These are the most obvious signs and symptoms for the QuickBooks error code 15243.
  • You can also see one of these signs: crashing the active program windows.
  • A second sign is if the error message appears on the screen.
  • This error could be caused by the system freezing for a few seconds periodically.
  • Windows runs very slowly and sluggishly.
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To successfully chuck out the QuickBooks error code 15243, you can use the following methods:

1st Method

  • To begin the process, click on the Start tab.
  • In the Search area, look for the Command tab.
  • Do not hit the Enter key.
  • Push and hold Ctrl+ shift keys.
  • You will see the open box which is part of the permission dialog box. To get to it, hit the Enter key.
  • Click on the dialogue box with the blinking cursor.
  • Enter “Regedit” and hit the Enter tab.
  • Type Regedit on Run box – Screenshot
  • Back up the registry editor files, and then choose the error 15243 from the File menu.
  • Choose the folder to save the backup in a list.
  • Enter the name of the backup file, ensure that Branch is selected in Export range box, and then save the files.
  • Register Editor
  • Finally, save the file using a reg domain.

2nd Method: To Reverse System Changes, Restore Windows.

  • Make a System Recovery
  • Click on the Start tab.
  • Hit the Enter key and type in “System Restore” in the search box.
  • Start the system restore window. Click on the Next button.
  • Follow the wizard to choose a Restore point.
  • Once your computer is restored, open QuickBooks to verify that the error has been fixed.
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3 Method: Run a complete malware scan

  • Scanning your system for viruses or malware
  • If the error is due to malware infection, you can run a complete malware scan of your system. Malicious intruders could cause damage to files. A scan of the files can help to resolve the problem.

4th Method: Use disk cleanup to remove junk files

  • You would first need to click on the Start tab
  • Open the Start tab, and search for Command in the Search section.
  • Do not hit the Enter tab.
  • Hold the Shift + Ctrl keys and press them.
  • The Permission dialog box box is now open. The prompt will appear to you to click Enter tab.
  • A blinking cursor will appear on your screen.
  • Next, type Cleanmgr into the text box and hit Enter.
  • Type cleanmgr in Run box
  • Disk cleanup will begin to calculate the Disk space needed to be recovered.
  • A dialog box with many checkboxes will appear.
  • Click the OK tab and check the boxes in the section you want to clear.

5th Method: Update your system driver

  • Upgrading the Video Card Drivers to the Latest Release
  • It is possible to update the system driver to resolve the problem.

6th Method: Take a look at the Internet Explorer options

  • Add intuit data to the trusted websites
  • Follow the steps below to change the Internet Explorer options.
  • After opening Internet Explorer, tap on the Gear icon.
  • Then, click on the Internet options.
  • Select the Security tab.
  • Select the Trusted sites from the drop-down menu.
  • After selecting the Site option, type the following URLs into the box. Add domains “*”.
  • If you use QuickBooks in the US, add “*”.
  • If you use QuickBooks Canada, add the domains “” and “”.
  • After that, click on the Close button.
  • Click on Apply and then tap on OK tab.
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7th Method: Repair the QuickBooks software

  • To launch the Run Window, you will need to first hit Win+R.
  • Next, enter Control Panel into the Run box.
  • Next, click OK.
  • Choose the Programs followed by Features and Programs.
  • Click on Uninstall/Change after selecting QuickBooks from the drop-down menu.
  • Hit Next and then hit Repair.
  • To begin the process, tap on Next.
  • It is possible that your QuickBooks Desktop will need to be repaired or you can also visit the QuickBooks tool hub

8th Method: Check that the FCS service has been enabled

  • QuickBooks Desktop FCS – Screenshot
  • One of the main causes of Error Code 150243 in QuickBooks is due to the FCS service being inactive/disabled.
  • Follow these instructions to enable QB FCS:
  • To open the Run window, press Win+R together.
  • After that, enter “COMPMGMT.MSC” into the Run command box.
  • After clicking OK, hit the Enter key.
  • Once the box opens, select Services and Applications.
  • Next, choose Services.
  • Scroll down until you find “Intuit QuickBooks FCS”. Use your cursor to do this.
  • After that, double-click “Intuit QuickBooks FCS”.
  • Select Manual from the drop-down menu for Startup type.
  • Next, click on the Apply and OK buttons.


After reopening QuickBooks Desktop, check to confirm that the QuickBooks Error Code 15243 was resolved. If the error persists, you can try the last resort: uninstalling and reinstalling QuickBooks.

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