Excel Locks Up
Posted on 2009-03-29
Excel usually works fine for me. But it locks up sometimes. I can usually work with other windows applications after it happens.
This tends to offur while working with large spreadsheets and/or after rapid keystrokes. Sometimes it seems that i might be typing too fast.....
Task manager indicates that up 50% of CPU while in hold pattern.. Have 3 gm ram, fast machine etc.. Its not the hardware..
Are there any tricks to help excel snap out of it? Sometimes it happens without intervention. I typically try (1) escape key; (2) break key; (3) working with other applications for a while... Sometimes they work. Other times the only remedy is to force shutdown using task manager. That usually results in lost work.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.