Microsoft KB Archive/172544

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Article ID: 172544

Article Last Modified on 6/4/2001


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95

This article was previously published under Q172544


When you quit Microsoft WordPad, 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 receive an error message similar to either of the following:

EXCEL caused an invalid page fault in module EXCEL.EXE at 0137:30129e22.

EXCEL caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 0137:bff9a5d0.


This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:

  • In WordPad, you insert a Microsoft Excel Worksheet object that is displayed as an object into a document. -and-

  • You switch to the worksheet object by double-clicking it. -and-

  • Without closing Microsoft Excel 97, you switch back to WordPad and quit the program without saving changes to the file. -and-

  • You are running Microsoft Windows 95.


To resolve this problem, click "Close & Return to Document" on the File menu in Microsoft Excel 97 before you quit WordPad.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


Additional query words: XL97 ipf 0137:3012a5e9

Keywords: kberrmsg kbbug kbinterop KB172544