Sage Error 1920 Service Failed to Start

Sage is an extraordinary accounting software but there are instances where you may encounter some errors while working on the software. These errors can be either technical or functional. They will act as a hindrance in your work and prevent you from carrying out your work. One such error is Sage Error Code 1920. It is a technical error which is also known as installation error as it occurs while you are trying to install the Sage Accounts v22 software or above versions on your system and it prevents you from doing so.

You will see the following error message getting displayed on your computer:

Error 1920: Service Sage Auto Update Manager service failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.


Error 1920: Service Sage 50 Accounts Data Service failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.


Error 1920: Service Sage 50 Control Service failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.

The Sage Error Code 1920, can be followed by other Sage installation errors like Error Code 1923, 1721, and 1722.


Here some solution that will resolve your Sage Error Code 1920. These solutions are provided according to the error displayed on your screen.

Solution I: When Service Sage AutoUpdate Manager Fails to start

  • Log into the system as an administrator.
  • Reboot your PC.
  • Clean all the junk files from the Temp Folder.
  • Temporarily disable all the antivirus that are installed on your PC.
  • End all the process that appears in the error message. You can end task from the Task Manager.
  • Try to install the application again.

Solution II: When Service Sage 50 Accounts Data Service Fails to start

  • Press Windows Key along with R from your keyboard.
  • Run Command window will open on your PC.
  • Browse to the following location on your C:\ drive
    • For Sage Accounts v23:
      • 32 Bit OS: C:\Program Files\Sage\AccountsServiceV23
      • 64 Bit OS: C:\Program Files (x86)\Sage\AccountsServiceV23
    • For Sage Accounts v22:
      • 32 Bit OS: C:\Program Files\Sage\AccountsServiceV22
      • 64 Bit OS: C:\Program Files (x86)\Sage\AccountsServiceV22
    • Now, you will have to right-click on the files that are mentioned below and press delete It is done to delete the mentioned files from the system.
      • For Sage Accounts v23
        • sqlite3
        • sqlite3-Shm
        • sqlite3-wal
      • For Sage Accounts v22
        • sqlite3
        • sqlite3-Shm
        • sqlite3-wal
      • Close the window and try to install the Sage application again.

Solution III: When service Sage 50 Control Service Fails to start

  • First of all, check for the compatibility of the software and the system requirement for the software.
  • Check for the latest updates for your windows.
  • You should be logged into the system as an Administrator.
  • Try to install the Sage application.

The solutions mentioned above are suggested by the certified sage Pro Advisors. In case, your error still persists after following the solution recommended then you should reach out to the Sage experts for assistance. You should contact for support. They are Sage 50 support providing consultancy that is available round the clock to provide assistance. In order to connect with them, you will have to dial their toll-free support number ☎+1-800-796-0471 from your phone. This way they will automatically reach out to you and provide you with the best possible solution to your problem.

Last modified: June 13, 2018
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