Sage 50 Application failed to start because w3dbav80.dll not found is yet another most common error that the users of Sage 50 accounting software application out there experience. This type of glitch transpires mainly due to

This article attempts to explain in detail the prime causes that prompt Application failed to start because w3dbav80.dll not found error and some simple measures to do away with this issue.

Causes of the Application failed to start because w3dbav80.dll not found error

When you are troubled by this error, you will be seeing the subsequent error statement on your system screen while opening your Sage 50 accounting software application:

Error: “This application has failed to start because w3dbav80.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.”

Here are some of the reasons that could result in this error:

  • If there are any sort of impaired files
  • If some critical files are misplaced

For immediate assistance, you can speak to our Accountinghub Sage 2018 technical support team expert at your convenience.

Troubleshoot the Application failed to start because w3dbav80.dll not found error

  1. Firstly, you need to go to the Control Panel
    1. For Windows XP users, you need to select the add/remove programs
    2. For Windows Vista, 7 or 8 users, you need to go to the programs and features
  2. Choose the Pervasive PSQL, and after that uninstall the program.
  3. After this, you need to install the Pervasive again manually. For this, you have to follow the given steps:

Cautionary warning: We would suggest that you are unable to perform the given steps then seek the assistance of the Sage experts by calling on our product help number.

  1. For Versions 2014 and above:
    1. Look for the site of the Sage 50 installation files and click twice on the PervasiveMin option
    2. Click twice on the PervasivePSQLv11WGE_x86.msi option
  • After that, press on the Next tab
  1. Agree to take the license agreement, and at that pointclick on the Next tab
  2. Press on the Run as a Service command, and after that click on the Next tab
  3. Choose toFinish, and then click on the Next tab
  • Choose to Install the program
  • When the installation is complete, click on the Finish tab
  1. For version 2011 to 2013:
    1. Look for the Sage 50 installation files and click twice on PervasiveMin,
    2. Click twice on PervasivePSQLv10WGE_x86.msi option
  • Click Next
  1. Consentto the license agreement, and then click Next
  2. Choose the Run as a Service command and then click on Next
  3. Choose toFinish, and then click Next
  • Choose to Install the program
  • When the installation process is over, select Finish
  1. Let thePervasiveMinwindow open, hold Windows+R keys together
  2. TypeServices.msc, and then press OK
  3. Do right click on the Pervasive PSQL Workgroup Engine, choose Stop option, and then exit from the window
  • When thePervasiveMIN window opens on your screen, you need to click on the v10_Patch folder
  • HoldCtrl+A keys in one go, and then holdCtrl+C keys together so as to replicate all files
  • Look for:
    1. For 32-Bit Windows (OS) users – C:\Program Files\Pervasive Software\PSQL\bin
    2. For 64-Bit Windows (OS)users – C:\Program Files (x86)\Pervasive Software\PSQL\bin
  1. Hold Ctrl+V keys in one go, when you are asked to overwrite files, make sure you choose the Yes option
  • When the pasting of the files is complete, you need to open the Support Files folder
  • Click twice on the Pervasive_Patch_32_1.reg option
  • Hit on the Yes option, and then press OK
  • Click twice on the Pervasive_Patch_32_2.reg option
  1. Press on the Yes option, and then hit OK button
  • Hold Windows+R keys on your keyboard simultaneously
  • Type theServices.msc, when prompted by the window and then press OK
  • You need to do right click on the Pervasive PSQL Workgroup Engine to choose the Start option, and after that exit from the opened window as the process finishes
  1. Lastly, you need to re-open the Sage 50 accounting software to confirm whether the error still persists or not

Even after following the above-mentioned steps if you are still not able to get rid of the Application failed to start because w3dbav80.dll not found error, then feel free to talk to our Accountinghub Sage 50 technical support team for a quick fix on our 1 844 313 4856