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Gill
26-07-2003, 11:55 AM
Have just set up a new computer with Windows XP, have installed Office 2000.
My problem is that when I open Excel, it goes fine until I click on the close button on top right hand corner - and nothing happens. Or sometimes it "dints in" and then stops responding. I can go Ctrl Alt Del and look in the task list - it says the programme is "running"
I can close the programme with File->Exit but would really like to have the red X working properly!.

This is the second computer I have set up this week but the other one is fine! Don't think I did anything different.
I have tried uninstalling and resintalling Office- no improvement.
Would appreciate your help if you have struck this before
Thanks
I had a bit of a search on line but could see anything jumping out at me.

Patrick 2003
26-07-2003, 02:45 PM
do you have the right system requirments?? and maybe you could reformat you hard drive and see if it works

Gill
26-07-2003, 03:05 PM
Gosh - I think thats a bit drastic.
This machine should be able to cope with Windows XP and Office 2000.
Specs -
Configuration:
Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz
D845GL Mainboard
Integrated LAN Sound & Graphics
40Gb 7200rpm Hard Disk
3.5 floppy Disk
Keyboard and Mouse
17" Samsung Monitor
Windows XP Pro

Just got the feeling that this might be a software problem....its very annoying especially since WORD closes just fine with the X

stu140103
26-07-2003, 03:43 PM
> Gosh - I think thats a bit drastic.

I have to agree with that!

> Just got the feeling that this might be a software
> problem....

You might be right ;)

>its very annoying especially since WORD
> closes just fine with the X

Try reinstall excel & see what happens

Gill
26-07-2003, 04:06 PM
I firstly tried a "repair" option. Then uninstalled and reinstalled
- it made no difference.

Its odd!

blank_harry
26-07-2003, 05:53 PM
Assuming Excel is still installed on your machine how about trying re-registering Excel in the windows registry?

Go to Start | Run.

In the dialog box type "Excel.exe /RegServer" [without the curly quotes].

Select OK. This will update the registry with all of Excel's settings.

It might fix the issue. Then again it may not. But nothing ventured, nothing gained.