View Full Version : Excel save fails

11-30-2011, 02:50 PM
XP Sp3, 2gb ram & 320gb HD using Excel2000
When I make an entry into an XL workbook and try to save via (disc icon) or 'Save as' or X out with option to save, the save appears to take place (witness the graphical bar), but instead excel quits (workbook exits).
A temporary file appears on the desktop with a label e.g. F191000, 0F42F000, CC932000, etc. The temp files do not have the new entry data either.The no save occurs on any .XLS file even when saved under another name.

About 4 weeks ago now, I did a clean install of both the OS & Excel2000 to solve the same problem, now the problem has returned. All updates were applied to XP & XL.

Just answer suggested a fix if a module name contained an equal sign.
Neither module did.

I am at a loss (as is JustAnswer) and want to know if anyone has seen this.

11-30-2011, 09:00 PM
Where are you trying to save the files? To your hard disk? How much space is there on the disk? Have you tried saving on another medium, e.g. a flash drive?

12-03-2011, 11:29 PM
Still about another 180gb available!

I saved to an external drive with the same result. (No save of newly added data).

Save as new title works first time only.