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    Office2k - excel error message

    I have a user who always gets an error message only when closing Excel. Either a new template or an existing template. It only happens when you close excel.

    The error message says, "Microsoft Excel for Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

    I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Then I have tried repair. The problem persists and there are no add-ins either.

    Some help please, maybe there are some registry keys that need to be deleted.
    Help! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyrios
    I have a user who always gets an error message only when closing Excel. Either a new template or an existing template. It only happens when you close excel.

    The error message says, "Microsoft Excel for Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

    I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Then I have tried repair. The problem persists and there are no add-ins either.

    Some help please, maybe there are some registry keys that need to be deleted.
    Help! Thanks.
    Start\run\type "eventvwr.msc" without quotes

    Select application and look for the little X's, click on one and read it's event info. As it's excel, you may be able to go directly to their website and get a description of the error type and fix if there is one, it may be you need to update Office 2000.
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    Funny.. I just got the exact error on Excel this morning from one of my users here... same version of Office.

    Repair. Nope. Reinstalled. Nope. Finally ran as admin, and that cleared the issue. Eventvrw.msc showed nothing. Not a thing.

    *EDIT: eventvwr.msc showed nothing excel or office related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalek
    Start\run\type "eventvwr.msc" without quotes

    Select application and look for the little X's, click on one and read it's event info. As it's excel, you may be able to go directly to their website and get a description of the error type and fix if there is one, it may be you need to update Office 2000.
    Ok i'll try that.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCoffee
    Funny.. I just got the exact error on Excel this morning from one of my users here... same version of Office.

    Repair. Nope. Reinstalled. Nope. Finally ran as admin, and that cleared the issue. Eventvrw.msc showed nothing. Not a thing.

    *EDIT: eventvwr.msc showed nothing excel or office related.
    Hmm... So you just ran the program as an admin? I'm pretty sure this user is an Admin on the computer.

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    Have you any other versions of office on the machine?

    Newer outlook??

    Sorry...didnt catch which version of excel you are running Kyrios..........

    And OS??

    And if you are accessing the template or document from a mapped drive??

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganlefay
    Have you any other versions of office on the machine?

    Newer outlook??

    Sorry...didnt catch which version of excel you are running Kyrios..........

    And OS??

    And if you are accessing the template or document from a mapped drive??

    MLF
    That is the only version of Office on the Machine which is office 2000.

    And Outlook 2003 is being used.

    OS is Windows XP Pro.

    Documents are being accessed from the local hard drive. It doesn't really matter, error only appears when you close Excel.

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    Sounds like a VB issue...I have had this with multiple versions of office installed...and yes outlook is considered office.

    I currently run Access 87
    Work and Excel 2000
    Outlook 2003

    I have a hunch that Outlook was installed BEFORE Excel 2000.


    You may be able to fix this by removing all MS Office programs...restarting...and then installing the MS office programs back in order.

    Oldest first....

    So basically remove Office and Outlook...restart the machine and then add Office 2000...the Outlook.

    May work....off to find some references for you

    Is the Excel part of an office suite??

    If so which one...Small Business...Professional etc?? or just excel and no other office products??

    MLF

    edit> troubleshooting excel
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/280504
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    Yeah... that really could be almost anything. Click "view details" and it will probably at least tell you which module is causing it.

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    Just out of curiosity, can you create a new user account and see if you get the same problem?
    Last edited by nihil; July 21st, 2007 at 07:11 AM.

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    I see what you are up to nihil. Always a good variable to take a look at..

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