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#1 surfinggirl

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:17 AM

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Hi all,
This problem is driving me insane. I installed Office 2007 on my desktop with Windows 7. All is working fine apart from the Excel. everytime I want to save a change in an excel file the error: Microsoft Excel stopped working! comes up. I have tried reinstalling and first it worked again for a bout hmmm a month. Now it stopped working completely! I can't work with excel and I really need it!!

Someone please help!!!!!

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EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum-MG

Edited by garmanma, 10 March 2010 - 11:02 AM.


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#2 LadyKeys

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:43 AM

Have you tried going to the Microsoft site to get all updates for your Office Suite? That would update your Excel as well. You can also go right into Excel>Help>Update and it will go to the MS site and update it for you. That may be a quick fix seeing that you've already uninstalled and reinstalled it.'

Also, I'd get CCleaner to get rid of any temp/history/junk files you have on your computer and in your registry. You can get that from CCleaner.com. Download it, when you see the box with all the checkmarks take out the very top one and the very bottom one (that installs the Yahoo toolbar that you don't want) and then run the program. Use only the first top two options - to run CCleaner and to clean out the Registry. Reboot the system after that and see if that fixes Excel. If not, then uninstall it again - run CCeaner and then reinstall. Should work after that. I've got Win 7 and the Office 2007 suite on my system and have had no problems with any of the Office components or updates for them. There is a Service Pack for the Office 2007 Suite that you might want to download and install.

Hope this helps some.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:55 PM

This site may have a solution to your Excel problem:
http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/8503...orking-why.html

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:58 PM

I'd get CCleaner to get rid of any temp/history/junk files

Just avoid their registry cleaner


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• Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

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#5 surfinggirl

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:11 AM

Hi everyone

Thanks a lot for the help. I did run a registry cleaner last week and it still did not work..but today it suddenly works again! Don't ask me why. I hope it wont play up on me again...

Cheers,
Surfinggirl

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:59 PM

Hi everyone

Thanks a lot for the help. I did run a registry cleaner last week and it still did not work..but today it suddenly works again! Don't ask me why. I hope it wont play up on me again...

Cheers,
Surfinggirl

As the question was asked, have you installed the latest SP2 and updates for Office?
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