Microsoft KB Archive/248201

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Article ID: 248201

Article Last Modified on 11/5/2003


  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q248201


If you open an Excel workbook that contains links to other files, the workbook may seem to start to open and then disappear, or you may receive an error message similar to one of the following, and Microsoft Excel stops responding.

In Microsoft Windows 95/98

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 the following:

EXCEL caused an invalid page fault in module EXCEL.EXE at 0167:300d0819.

When you click Close, Microsoft Excel quits.

In Microsoft Windows 2000

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

An error log is being created.


This problem occurs when the workbook contains external links to more than approximately 1,370 workbooks.


To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).

To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.

Additional query words: XL2000 crash crashes crashing crashed quit quitting quits fail fails failing failed break

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