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Excel - "has stopped working" - WHY???

  1. #1


    Alex Guest

    Excel - "has stopped working" - WHY???

    Does anyone know why nearly every time I close a file in Excel it stops
    working? i keep getting the rather useful messages telling me it's stopped
    working and then that it's restarting. It's driving me mad!!

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  2. #2


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Excel - "has stopped working" - WHY???

    Hi Alex,

    A question better suited for an Office group, however see if this helps:

    First, make sure you've downloaded and installed any updates from Office
    Update:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...s/default.aspx

    Second, click the Office Icon button at upper left, then Excel Options. Go
    to Resources in the left column, then click on the line to "run microsoft
    office diagnostics".

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3524A4D6-887E-492C-A4DB-96BF110DB566@microsoft.com...
    > Does anyone know why nearly every time I close a file in Excel it stops
    > working? i keep getting the rather useful messages telling me it's
    > stopped
    > working and then that it's restarting. It's driving me mad!!



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  3. #3


    Alex Guest

    Re: Excel - "has stopped working" - WHY???

    Thanks Rick! However, I really should have mentioned that this happening
    using Vista + Office 2003, not 2007.

    Any ideas now?

    Alex

    "Rick Rogers" wrote:

    > Hi Alex,
    >
    > A question better suited for an Office group, however see if this helps:
    >
    > First, make sure you've downloaded and installed any updates from Office
    > Update:
    > http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...s/default.aspx
    >
    > Second, click the Office Icon button at upper left, then Excel Options. Go
    > to Resources in the left column, then click on the line to "run microsoft
    > office diagnostics".
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >
    > "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3524A4D6-887E-492C-A4DB-96BF110DB566@microsoft.com...
    > > Does anyone know why nearly every time I close a file in Excel it stops
    > > working? i keep getting the rather useful messages telling me it's
    > > stopped
    > > working and then that it's restarting. It's driving me mad!!

    >
    >


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  4. #4


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Excel - "has stopped working" - WHY???

    Hi Alex,

    They both still apply, though the repair method for 2003 is different. IIRC,
    you will find it under the Help menu in that version, or you can simply
    insert the CD and use the repair option.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:39AEC710-2B31-4D40-B61F-F751990B257A@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks Rick! However, I really should have mentioned that this happening
    > using Vista + Office 2003, not 2007.
    >
    > Any ideas now?
    >
    > Alex
    >
    > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Alex,
    >>
    >> A question better suited for an Office group, however see if this helps:
    >>
    >> First, make sure you've downloaded and installed any updates from Office
    >> Update:
    >> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...s/default.aspx
    >>
    >> Second, click the Office Icon button at upper left, then Excel Options.
    >> Go
    >> to Resources in the left column, then click on the line to "run microsoft
    >> office diagnostics".
    >>
    >> --
    >> Best of Luck,
    >>
    >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >>
    >> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:3524A4D6-887E-492C-A4DB-96BF110DB566@microsoft.com...
    >> > Does anyone know why nearly every time I close a file in Excel it stops
    >> > working? i keep getting the rather useful messages telling me it's
    >> > stopped
    >> > working and then that it's restarting. It's driving me mad!!

    >>
    >>



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  5. #5


    Alex Guest

    Re: Excel - "has stopped working" - WHY???

    Hi,

    I tried your solution but it's just happened again. All I did was open an
    Excel document, print it, then close it again using the "x" in the top right
    corner. I repeated this again but closed it using "File", "Exit" and Excel
    stopped working again.

    Any other ideas?

    "Rick Rogers" wrote:

    > Hi Alex,
    >
    > They both still apply, though the repair method for 2003 is different. IIRC,
    > you will find it under the Help menu in that version, or you can simply
    > insert the CD and use the repair option.
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >
    > "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:39AEC710-2B31-4D40-B61F-F751990B257A@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks Rick! However, I really should have mentioned that this happening
    > > using Vista + Office 2003, not 2007.
    > >
    > > Any ideas now?
    > >
    > > Alex
    > >
    > > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi Alex,
    > >>
    > >> A question better suited for an Office group, however see if this helps:
    > >>
    > >> First, make sure you've downloaded and installed any updates from Office
    > >> Update:
    > >> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...s/default.aspx
    > >>
    > >> Second, click the Office Icon button at upper left, then Excel Options.
    > >> Go
    > >> to Resources in the left column, then click on the line to "run microsoft
    > >> office diagnostics".
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Best of Luck,
    > >>
    > >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    > >>
    > >> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:3524A4D6-887E-492C-A4DB-96BF110DB566@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Does anyone know why nearly every time I close a file in Excel it stops
    > >> > working? i keep getting the rather useful messages telling me it's
    > >> > stopped
    > >> > working and then that it's restarting. It's driving me mad!!
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >


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  6. #6


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Excel - "has stopped working" - WHY???

    Hi,

    No, not really, as I said initially this question would be better suited for
    an Office group.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0A6B77C9-5D34-4254-87A8-F47ABB810822@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I tried your solution but it's just happened again. All I did was open an
    > Excel document, print it, then close it again using the "x" in the top
    > right
    > corner. I repeated this again but closed it using "File", "Exit" and
    > Excel
    > stopped working again.
    >
    > Any other ideas?
    >
    > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Alex,
    >>
    >> They both still apply, though the repair method for 2003 is different.
    >> IIRC,
    >> you will find it under the Help menu in that version, or you can simply
    >> insert the CD and use the repair option.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Best of Luck,
    >>
    >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >>
    >> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:39AEC710-2B31-4D40-B61F-F751990B257A@microsoft.com...
    >> > Thanks Rick! However, I really should have mentioned that this
    >> > happening
    >> > using Vista + Office 2003, not 2007.
    >> >
    >> > Any ideas now?
    >> >
    >> > Alex
    >> >
    >> > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Hi Alex,
    >> >>
    >> >> A question better suited for an Office group, however see if this
    >> >> helps:
    >> >>
    >> >> First, make sure you've downloaded and installed any updates from
    >> >> Office
    >> >> Update:
    >> >> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...s/default.aspx
    >> >>
    >> >> Second, click the Office Icon button at upper left, then Excel
    >> >> Options.
    >> >> Go
    >> >> to Resources in the left column, then click on the line to "run
    >> >> microsoft
    >> >> office diagnostics".
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Best of Luck,
    >> >>
    >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >> >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >> >>
    >> >> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:3524A4D6-887E-492C-A4DB-96BF110DB566@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Does anyone know why nearly every time I close a file in Excel it
    >> >> > stops
    >> >> > working? i keep getting the rather useful messages telling me it's
    >> >> > stopped
    >> >> > working and then that it's restarting. It's driving me mad!!
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    >>



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  7. #7


    Alex Guest

    Re: Excel - "has stopped working" - WHY???

    Thanks for your help. I'm not entirely sure where to go from here so will
    just post the thread up again somewhere else. Thanks anyway.

    "Rick Rogers" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > No, not really, as I said initially this question would be better suited for
    > an Office group.
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >
    > "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0A6B77C9-5D34-4254-87A8-F47ABB810822@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I tried your solution but it's just happened again. All I did was open an
    > > Excel document, print it, then close it again using the "x" in the top
    > > right
    > > corner. I repeated this again but closed it using "File", "Exit" and
    > > Excel
    > > stopped working again.
    > >
    > > Any other ideas?
    > >
    > > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi Alex,
    > >>
    > >> They both still apply, though the repair method for 2003 is different.
    > >> IIRC,
    > >> you will find it under the Help menu in that version, or you can simply
    > >> insert the CD and use the repair option.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Best of Luck,
    > >>
    > >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    > >>
    > >> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:39AEC710-2B31-4D40-B61F-F751990B257A@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Thanks Rick! However, I really should have mentioned that this
    > >> > happening
    > >> > using Vista + Office 2003, not 2007.
    > >> >
    > >> > Any ideas now?
    > >> >
    > >> > Alex
    > >> >
    > >> > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Hi Alex,
    > >> >>
    > >> >> A question better suited for an Office group, however see if this
    > >> >> helps:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> First, make sure you've downloaded and installed any updates from
    > >> >> Office
    > >> >> Update:
    > >> >> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...s/default.aspx
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Second, click the Office Icon button at upper left, then Excel
    > >> >> Options.
    > >> >> Go
    > >> >> to Resources in the left column, then click on the line to "run
    > >> >> microsoft
    > >> >> office diagnostics".
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Best of Luck,
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > >> >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:3524A4D6-887E-492C-A4DB-96BF110DB566@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> > Does anyone know why nearly every time I close a file in Excel it
    > >> >> > stops
    > >> >> > working? i keep getting the rather useful messages telling me it's
    > >> >> > stopped
    > >> >> > working and then that it's restarting. It's driving me mad!!
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >


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  8. #8


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Excel - "has stopped working" - WHY???

    Hi Alex,

    You might try these for starters:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.excel
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.excel.misc

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4BD6CC21-788A-4065-B3A8-88F9E117FE33@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for your help. I'm not entirely sure where to go from here so will
    > just post the thread up again somewhere else. Thanks anyway.
    >
    > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> No, not really, as I said initially this question would be better suited
    >> for
    >> an Office group.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Best of Luck,
    >>
    >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >>
    >> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0A6B77C9-5D34-4254-87A8-F47ABB810822@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi,
    >> >
    >> > I tried your solution but it's just happened again. All I did was open
    >> > an
    >> > Excel document, print it, then close it again using the "x" in the top
    >> > right
    >> > corner. I repeated this again but closed it using "File", "Exit" and
    >> > Excel
    >> > stopped working again.
    >> >
    >> > Any other ideas?
    >> >
    >> > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Hi Alex,
    >> >>
    >> >> They both still apply, though the repair method for 2003 is different.
    >> >> IIRC,
    >> >> you will find it under the Help menu in that version, or you can
    >> >> simply
    >> >> insert the CD and use the repair option.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Best of Luck,
    >> >>
    >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >> >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >> >>
    >> >> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:39AEC710-2B31-4D40-B61F-F751990B257A@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Thanks Rick! However, I really should have mentioned that this
    >> >> > happening
    >> >> > using Vista + Office 2003, not 2007.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Any ideas now?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Alex
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Hi Alex,
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> A question better suited for an Office group, however see if this
    >> >> >> helps:
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> First, make sure you've downloaded and installed any updates from
    >> >> >> Office
    >> >> >> Update:
    >> >> >> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...s/default.aspx
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Second, click the Office Icon button at upper left, then Excel
    >> >> >> Options.
    >> >> >> Go
    >> >> >> to Resources in the left column, then click on the line to "run
    >> >> >> microsoft
    >> >> >> office diagnostics".
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Best of Luck,
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >> >> >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:3524A4D6-887E-492C-A4DB-96BF110DB566@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> > Does anyone know why nearly every time I close a file in Excel it
    >> >> >> > stops
    >> >> >> > working? i keep getting the rather useful messages telling me
    >> >> >> > it's
    >> >> >> > stopped
    >> >> >> > working and then that it's restarting. It's driving me mad!!
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    >>



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