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Fix Issue of Microsoft® Excel 2010 Hangs
Available individually or as a part of Microsoft Office productivity suite, Microsoft Excel 2010 is a powerful spreadsheet application that offers various features and tools that makes your data processing job simple. It works well on most of the Windows operating system, including Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista operating system. Microsoft Excel 2010 offers several additional features to make the product simple and easy to use. Though it is easy to install this office productivity software, at times your Microsoft Excel 2010 might face some issues like MS Excel 2010 hangs or crashes while opening, copying, or saving a document. These Microsoft Excel 2010 issues are caused by the presence of add-ins, unnecessary files, or incompatible software.
Though the problem of MS Excel 2010 hang is not very common, but it could make your Microsoft Excel 2010 unresponsive, requiring you to kill the process through Task Manager. If you are facing frequent MS Excel 2010 hangs and want to resolve the issue, follow the below mentioned methods to resolve Microsoft Excel 2010 issues:
Method 1: Install all the latest updates
To solve MS Excel 2010 hang issue, ensure that your Windows Update is installing all the important updates. This is because most of the times, installing important and recommended updates can solve the problem by replacing outdated files and help you fix the vulnerabilities.
Method 2: Switch to safe mode
Safe mode allows you to safely use Microsoft Excel 2010 without encountering hang issues. To open the Microsoft Excel 2010 in safe mode:
- Press and hold ‘Ctrl’ key while starting the program.
- Alternatively, you can use the “/safe” option when you start the program from the command line.
Method 3: Repair your Office 2010 program
To do this, follow the steps given below:
- Exit all the Office 2010 programs that are running on your computer.
- Go to the Control Panel and open ‘Add or Remove Programs’.
- From the program list, right-click Microsoft Office 2010 and then click ‘Repair’.
This action will automatically search and repair Microsoft Office 2010 files that are corrupt or have broken links and will solve your MS Excel 2010 Hang issue.