Created: November 1, 2022

I was using the Excel Tutorial on my new computer, and it froze

Only Excel froze. It says Reference isnt valid. How can I un-freeze it??? I can't even close that box.
Last Edit: November 3, 2022
Ivy Davis
Ivy Davis Tech Expert & Writer
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Customer Reply
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Ivy Davis
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Nice to meet you, *****!
Is the Excel program frozen?
Customer Reply
Yes. It says Reference not valid.
Ivy Davis
Ivy Davis Tech Expert & Writer
Got you
Please, try to do the following:
Press simultaneously "Ctrl-Alt-Delete" on your keyboard. It will bring up the Task Manager window or a drop-down menu that will allow you to see the status of all currently running programs and to terminate any of them.
Customer Reply
ok
Ivy Davis
Ivy Davis Tech Expert & Writer
Please, update me of the results
Customer Reply
I terminated all, including Excel.
Ivy Davis
Ivy Davis Tech Expert & Writer
Perfect
Now try to open Excel one more time, it suppose to work fine
Customer Reply
I think it has opened ok. But I'm afraid to try the tutorial again; it might freeze up again!
Ivy Davis
Ivy Davis Tech Expert & Writer
No worries, it shouldn't happen
Just try not to open a lot of programs at the same time
Is there anything else I can do for you today?
Customer Reply
I don't think so, unless it happens again!
Thank you
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