openning excel files

September 9, 2011 at 07:28:45
Specs: Windows 7
I get the message "excel cannot complete this task with available resources even though no files are open. It says to choose less data or close other applications.

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September 9, 2011 at 11:38:31
Try restarting the computer, some of your memory maybe tied up thinking it is reserved for a different program (not as common with Windows 7 but possible).
You may have too many programs running in the background, use task manager to shut them down (there is a more permanent solution for this).
You may actually not have enough memory or virtual memory if the Excel file is very large. Supply system specs including how much memory you have and if possible how many rows are in the Excel file (I know that an Excel file that has almost 30 columns and over 65,000 rows will open with 4GB RAM but can be slow if much else is open).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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