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Microsoft Excel is giving me a type 1 and/or type 2 error when I try to open a spreadsheet. I've read that the error means it's trying to access a memory area and it can't. I've tried reinstalling office, reinstalling just excell, reseating the memory simms, allocating more memory for the program in get info, checking for viruses, and running norton disk doctor. Nothing seems to work. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. The system has 36M of built in memory and it is a quadra 610. This only happens in excel, no other office application.
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what version of excel? and what OS?  You are right, error types 1 and 2 are memory and bus errors.  do you have virtual memory on or off?  try turning it on.  Also, in an older system, turn on 32 bit addressing and/or modern memory manager.  You might try running Excel in a RAM disk, too.  All this can be fiddled w/ from the Memory Control Panel.  In addition, make sure you trash your excell prefrences and rebuild your desktop.  do you have the microsoft OLE extensions turned on? do you get the same error w/ extensions off?  If it's a 8.0+ system (not likely on the 610 :-)... i used one for 2 years...) then make sure the ObjectSupportLib extension is disabled.
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Excel is version 5 and the os is 7.5. The problem is there wether I have extentions on or off. I'm not sure what you mean by running excel in a ram disk. I would like to try it but I don't know how.
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Just in case anyone wanted to know. I solved the excel problem by changing the name of my hard drive from "." to "Hard Disk".
I just happened to stubble across this solution I don't know why it worked but it did.

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