Excel Quits Unexpectedly with an Error Message When You Close an Excel Workbook That Contains DDE Links

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SYMPTOMS

When you close a Microsoft Excel workbook that contains DDE links, you may receive the following error message:
Microsoft Excel has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.

Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
We have created an error report that you can send to help us improve Microsoft Excel. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous.

To see what data this error report contains, click here.
When you click the link to view what the error report contains, you receive an error signature that is similar to the following:
   AppName     AppVer        ModName     ModVer        Offset
   ------------------------------------------------------------
   Excel.exe   10.0.4524.0   Excel.exe   10.0.4524.0   00448b01

RESOLUTION

Service Pack Information

This problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack

Hotfix Information

To resolve this problem, obtain and install the fix that is appropriate for your version of Excel.

For additional information about how to obtain the fix for Microsoft Excel 2002, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
827134 Availability of the Excel 2002 Post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package: August 22, 2003
For additional information about how to obtain the fix for Microsoft Excel 2000, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
825812 Availability of the Excel 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 Hotfix Package: August 9, 2003

STATUS

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 Office XP Service Pack 3.

MORE INFORMATION

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Article ID: 827270 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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