XL2000: Access Violation Error Running VBA Code with UserForm, SaveCopyAs and Save Functions

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In Microsoft Excel 2000, when you run Visual Basic for Applications code that includes a UserForm object and the SaveCopyAs and Save functions, you may receive the following access violation:
Microsoft Excel xxxx.xls: Excel.exe - Application Error

The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX".
The Memory could not be "read".

Click OK to terminate the application.
Click CANCEL to debug the application.
Note: This problem does not occur in Microsoft Excel 97.


This error message appears when a UserForm is loaded and the Save method of the workbook is run after the SaveCopyAs method. The SaveCopyAs method sets an invalid value to the "storage" object of a UserForm. Because of this, the Save method cannot re-use the "storage" object of a UserForm. This behavior results in the access violation.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 264712 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 3.5
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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