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Microsoft KB Archive/171742

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Microsoft Excel Quits When You Use a PivotTable

Article ID: 171742

Article Last Modified on 8/17/2005


  • Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 Service Pack 5

This article was previously published under Q171742


When you work with a PivotTable in Microsoft Excel, the program quits and no error messages appear.


This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:

  • You use Microsoft Excel under Microsoft Windows NT version 3.51 or later. -and-

  • You get data for the PivotTable from an external data source.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows.

Additional query words: XL7

Keywords: kbbug kbusage KB171742