Has anyone seen this issue:
I’ve seen a few mentions on-line but really just a bunch of superstition about what causes it and what might fix it. I’ve seen it on multiple machines, some are big beasts so its not a hardware resource issue. (printer and video drivers have been implicated from what I have read).
There is no workbook open, and I hadn’t been hammering Excel when this happened.
Excel has not crashed, it seems like the effluent UI has just given up the ghost and gone back to space station zebra, and taken its bat and ball. Some keyboard shortcuts sometimes get a response, Excel will close on the X, so the Excel process still seems healthy – but the UI has died. (app.screenupdating has no effect)
I have only seen it in Excel none of the other O2007 apps. Outlook is implicated too – launching workbook attachments seems a frequent cause of this freeze.
Although the dialog showing looks recent, I have had the same dialog in a windows 3.11 stylee.
I have seen it most often when coming back from the screensaver, its as if Excel never gets the message to repaint itself. (hmm I wonder who might be subclassing that?? (ribboneers I’m looking at you!)) Or run out of video resources?
I had waited about an hour before I could get the screenshot – when this happens prntscreen does not work. Only once the resource dialog appears does print screen start working again.
Anyone else seen this? any ideas on a fix? (has the ribbon found out how rubbish I think it is??)
[its hard to investigate as it only happens once or twice a day on my box, so is hard to replicate. I’ve done removing add-ins, changing default printers, opening and closing other apps, its multiple machines so its not a hardware issue, or that black theme. All ideas welcome…]