I have Office 2000 Pro and Windows 2000. 
When I click Excel on the toolbar I get this message:  Excel.exe ha
generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need t

When I open in the SafeMode from Run the program opens immediately.
Why or what is causing the .exe errors?



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1/30/2006 7:54:28 PM
The last time I got an error like this it was caused by a corrupt *.xlb
file--where excel stores your customized changes to any of the toolbars.

You could check if it is the toolbar file by:
close excel
windows search 
search for *.xlb
(in hidden folders for hidden files, too)

Rename all the *.xlb files you find to *.xlbOLD

Then restart excel and see if that helps.

If it does, then rebuild any customized changes to the toolbar at your

If it doesn't, then close excel and rename all those *.xlbOLD back to *.xlb.

Chip Pearson has some notes on how to diagnose startup errors at:

And Jan Karel Pieterse has more notes at:

helpjim wrote:
> I have Office 2000 Pro and Windows 2000.
> When I click Excel on the toolbar I get this message:  Excel.exe has
> generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to
> restart.
> When I open in the SafeMode from Run the program opens immediately.
> Why or what is causing the .exe errors?
> Thanks
> Helpjim
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