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IT Experts - Help Needed

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by stephec, 18 Sep 2007.

  1. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton
    Can someone out there help a computer illiterate out with an error message I'm getting in Excel?

    When I open it up a box is displayed with the message -

    not enough system resources to display completely

    The only option I have is to ok the message, but it keeps coming back, please someone help me.

    ;):biggrin::biggrin:
     
  2. Edge

    Edge New Member

    Location:
    Somerset, Yeovil
    Try these

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313275&Product=xlw2K
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812133&Product=xlw2K
     
  3. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    Get a Mac...?




    Sorry - couldn't resist it...;)
     
  4. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    How would a MAC help an internal Excel problem?

    even though I know you said it partly tongue in cheek.
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Reboot
     
  6. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton
    Just to show how much of a knob I am with computers, how do I do a reboot?

    ;):wacko:;)
     
  7. Edge

    Edge New Member

    Location:
    Somerset, Yeovil
    It means to restart your computer
     
  8. Johnny Thin

    Johnny Thin New Member

    How big is the file?
     
  9. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton
    I've already restarted it a few times and it's not maded any difference. Also tried the links thanks Edge, but they don't cure it either.

    The file is a file that I fill in for my expenses for work every month, for some reason it's suddenly decided to come up with this error.

    Thanks to everyone for your help, I'll just have to keep soldiering on.
     
  10. bof

    bof Senior member. Oi! Less of the senior please

    Location:
    The world
    There are various Excel file repair programs out there - but my guess is because excel is mainly used in work, they have to be paid for. Some you can try and buy. Google excel repair
     
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    You could try investing in a few more system resources. Then you might have enough to display completely.
     
  12. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    It sounds as if there's not enough memory. Is the file big and you're running a lot of other stuff at the same time?
     
  13. bof

    bof Senior member. Oi! Less of the senior please

    Location:
    The world
    Unlikely to be the issue. I have a big spreadsheet (4.5mb disk space) open now and Excel only occupies 27mb which is peanuts compared to some newer products. Almost for sure a damaged file - so you need to repair it - or go back to an old version and get it up-to-date again.
     
  14. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

  15. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    haha, just posted on another thread how cycling forums attract more deranged stuff than music, sport or computer threads

    soon cycling forums will become one stop shops for the deranged