Excel Ran out of resources error condition

Arnold A

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I have a simple spread sheet involving a 50 Column by 50 Line Spread sheet involving No Macros and nothing more complicated than simple "IF" statements and 2 Dimension Product Sums. The sheet which has functioned normally for over a year suddenly, today, October 15, began generating the following error message whenever a cell value is changed. "Excel ran out of resources while attempting to calculate one or more formulas. As a result, these formulas cannot be evaluated." Pressing "OK" simply causes the message to be regenerated ad nauseum.
 

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Anthony47

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Can you share the workbook?
Also, open Windows Task manager, Processes tab, and check the size of Microsoft Excel.exe process

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Arnold A

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Thanks for your interest.
- I'd be happy to share the workbook with you if you'll tell me how to do it.
- The Task Manager shows 43.7 MB.
It's a small simple program with no macros I wrote to track personal expenses which has run without a problems for months which is why I'm so puzzled by the current fatal error condition. Meanwhile, large VBA based prototype systems using 3,000 MB of memory execute flawlessly with no problems.
I'm currently running Windows 10 and Excel 360 on a Dell Optiplex 780 with Intel Core i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz and 8.00 GB Solid state Ram. However the same problem exists when attempting to run it on other machines using the same Windows software.
Any help you can provide will be much appreciated.
 

Anthony47

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43 MB for a file with that limited complexity probably means it was corrupted, probably recreating it on a new workbook is the simplest solution.
If you dont mind sharing what you have, without personal information, we could examine it and maybe suggest a cure. You have to upload the file to a filesharing server, then you publish on the forum the download link.
The simplest filesharing service I know is filedropper.com

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Arnold A

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As you suggested, I copied, eliminated all code, had bare spread sheet that did not generate the error code, reentered all code and it now works again.

I'm still curious as to cause of error. If you have time and share my curiosity, here's a link to the spread sheet. Filedropper

Either way, thank you for taking the time to comment on my simple problem.

Best,
 

Anthony47

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I realize that I confused the size of the excel.exe process with the size of the file :oops:
Unfortunately I was not able to recognize anything abnormal into the file and its internal structure (I don't master the investigation techniques, however); if this is the file that was consuming the available resources I am afraid we will stay with the doubt of "why did it happened" (see the second line of Catullo's Odi et amo: Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior)

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Arnold A

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Thanks for looking at the spread sheet. Knowing that you found nothing makes me feel less incompetent for having been baffled by it myself.

I hadn't realized that Catullo was contributing to this forum. Thanks for the reference to his highly germane post!
 

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