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Microsoft KB Archive/172558

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XL97: Crash Inserting Wang Image Control on Alpha-based Computer

Article ID: 172558

Article Last Modified on 6/4/2001


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

This article was previously published under Q172558


When you insert a Wang Image Control from the Control Toolbox on a worksheet, you may receive the following Dr. Watson for Windows NT error message:

An application error has occurred and an application error log is being generated.



This behavior occurs when the following conditions are true:

  • You are running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. -and-

  • You are running Microsoft Excel 97 on a computer that uses a DEC Alpha processor.


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

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