Thanks for posting your concern. I can provide information about turning on Audit Trail report in QuickBokks Desktop.
Prior to QuickBooks 2006, users could turn off the audit log, however, since this time it has become an automatic feature that cannot be disabled in either the Online or Desktop versions. Therefore, you shouldn't be getting the message to turn the feature on.
Have you tried pulling the same report on a different company file? If not, try running the same report on a different company file or dummy company file to isolate the problem. That way, you'll find out if this can be a QuickBooks unexpected behavior, a damaged company file, application configuration issue, or system related issue.
In case the report opens on a different company file, you maybe experiencing data damage on your company file. To fix it, run the Verify and Rebuild Data utility. Before proceeding, make sure all QuickBooks installations, including the Database Server Manager on the host or server, are up to date.
Once done, follow below steps to Verify and Rebuild data:
Make sure to close all the existing windows in QuickBooks.
Go to the File menu.
Click the Verify Data first. If QuickBooks detects no problems with your data, there's no further action needed. However, in case QuickBooks gets a specific error message, search for it in the QuickBooks Desktop support site for the troubleshooting steps.
If QuickBooks received a data damage in the file message, proceed to Rebuild Data option.
That should help you disable the pop-up message. Let me know how things go once you've tried the steps. If you need anything else, feel free to leave a reply below. I'm always here to help. Have a great rest of your day!