Microsoft KB Archive/171335

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XL97: Page Fault Closing Linked Workbook Without Saving Changes

Article ID: Q171335

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows


In Microsoft Excel 97, if you insert a linked Microsoft Excel worksheet object and attempt to close the workbook without saving changes, you may receive the following error message:

   This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.
   If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.

If you click Details, you may receive an error message similar to the following:

   EXCEL caused an invalid page fault in module EXCEL.EXE at


To correct this problem, install Microsoft Excel 97 Service Release 1 (SR-1).


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Excel 97. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Excel SR-1.

For additional information about SR-1, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q172475
   TITLE     : OFF97: How to Obtain and Install MS Office 97 SR-1


For more information about inserting objects, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel 97 Help, type the following text

   inserting, embedded objects

and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Insert a linked object or embedded object from an existing file" topic. Additional query words: XL97 ipf gpf sr1

Keywords          : kberrmsg xlgpf xlformula
Version           : WINDOWS:97
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbbug
Solution Type     : kbfix

Last Reviewed: November 1, 1998
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