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Fix Issue of Microsoft® Excel 2010 Stopped Working
Developed by Microsoft as a part of their Office 2010 productivity suite, Microsoft Excel 2010 offers several features such as graphing tools, calculations, tables, and other features to make your data processing simple and easy to manage. This spreadsheet application can be easily used on all Windows operating systems like Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 7. By using Microsoft Excel 2010 you can easily manage, analyze, and share information with your peer group and thereby make smart decisions. Microsoft Excel 2010 offers tools to aid data analysis and visualization, and also high-quality charts and graphs for enhanced functionality. This application is as ideal for preparing household budgets as it is for preparing professional presentations at the workplace.
However, sometimes Microsoft Excel 2010 may stop functioning and display error messages such as “Microsoft Excel 2010 has stopped working”. There can be several reasons for this error like the presence of third party programs, add-ins, or conflict with the installed printer settings. Nevertheless, you can easily solve the issue by following the below-mentioned steps:
- Close Microsoft Excel 2010 program on your computer
- Reboot your system and run the ‘Temp File Deleter’
- Install the Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 and run the ‘Temp File Deleter’ again
- Next, go to the Control Panel and click on ‘Programs and Features’
- Click on Microsoft Office 2010 and run the ‘Repair’ option
- Open Microsoft Excel 2010 and resume your work
The above mentioned points should be able to completely fix the issue for you. Should you still face a problem working on your application or the above points are unable to resolve the issue for you, you will have to re-analyze the issue to consider the approximate causes.
Some typical causes that may result in the crashing and freezing of the Microsoft Excel 2010 program or prevent it from working are as:
- Latest updates not yet installed
Microsoft releases updates from time to time. If the latest ones aren’t installed on your PC, it may reflect by starting up problems in the various applications including Microsoft Office 2010. To avoid this, immediately install the updates by visiting the official website of Microsoft.
- Conflict with the installed security software
If you have antivirus software installed in your PC and the same is outdated or a setting thereof is causing a conflict, it could trigger startup and performance issues in your Microsoft Office 2010. To handle this issue you will have to update your antivirus program and look for the particular settings that may be creating the conflict. Although modifying the settings in your security program isn’t a safe thing to do, you may temporarily do it to check if that was causing the Microsoft Excel 2010 error. If this is the case, contact your antivirus provider and look for resolutions that can help keep the two applications integrated and also prevent the startup of similar errors.
- Microsoft Excel 2010 has been set to automate
By setting the Microsoft Excel 2010 application to ‘Automate’ you can save a great deal of time and efforts as the tasks that you frequently do on your program will now be automatically done. You can set the automate feature ‘On’ to routinely use the commands and tools that you frequently use. However, this may create conflict in your application and thereby force it to stop responding. As a fix, stop the automation feature and check if the application is now running fine.
- Corrupted user profile
If there are multiple user profiles created on your PC and if one of them goes corrupt, the same can result in the Microsoft Excel 2010 crash or non-responsive issue. To resolve this, fix the corrupted user profile and restart your system before accessing the application to start work afresh. User profiles can be easily repaired by creating a new profile and copying or importing the files from the older user profile to the new one.
- Insufficient memory
Yes, this can also be one of the main reasons to have forced your Microsoft Excel 2010 application from functioning correctly. Using too many tools such as shapes, diagrams, and formatting features can cause your application to display performance issues and at times may even prevent it from working efficiently. Check your RAM capacity and if you require better storage facility, you could also opt to upgrade your PC from 32-bit to 64-bit and thereby enjoy enhanced features and tools.
If you are finding the resolutions too complex to actually try them on your own, you can seek the help of iYogi tech experts who can instantly help you fix the issues. To contact our technicians, simply dial our toll free number and let them take it on from there. We are available 24/7, so call as per your convenience.