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Microsoft KB Archive/172212

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Article ID: 172212

Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172212


When you paste information in Microsoft Excel 97, you may receive one of the following error messages.

Microsoft Windows 95

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 0137:3021354e.

Microsoft Windows NT

Dr. Watson for Windows NT
An application error has occurred and an application error log is being generated.


Exception: access violation (0xc0000005), Address 0x302141b0.

Microsoft Windows 2000

Program Error

Excel.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program.

An error log is being created.

When you click OK, Excel quits.


This problem may occur when you do the following:

  • You select the two cells that are being used as row input cell and column input cell in a two-variable data table and click Cut on the Edit menu. -and-

  • You paste the cut cells into a different worksheet.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows. This problem no longer occurs in Microsoft Excel 2000.


The row and column input cell must refer to a cell on the active worksheet outside of the table range.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

95811 Excel Err Msg: "Input Cell Reference Is Not Valid"


For more information about data tables, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text

data tables, creating

and then double-click the selected text to go to the Create a two-variable data table topic.

Additional query words: XL97

Keywords: kberrmsg kbbug KB172212