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  1. #1
    Gill
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    Default Excel won't close

    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.

  2. #2
    Patrick 2003
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    Default Re: Excel won't close

    do you have the right system requirments?? and maybe you could reformat you hard drive and see if it works

  3. #3
    Gill
    Guest

    Default Re: Excel won't close

    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

  4. #4
    stu140103
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    Default Re: Excel won't close

    > 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

  5. #5
    Gill
    Guest

    Default Re: Excel won't close

    I firstly tried a "repair" option. Then uninstalled and reinstalled
    - it made no difference.

    Its odd!

  6. #6
    blank_harry
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    Default Re: Excel won't close

    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.

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