When starting EXCEL, I receive a window saying it can't find a file "sbfm40.xla" in windows/system. I can click "OK" and EXCEL initializes and runs fine. What is this file, do I need this file, how can I stop this message from appearing?
XL2000: Error Message: C:Windows System Sbfm40.xla Could Not Be Found
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Excel 2000
When you start Microsoft Excel, you may receive the following error message:
C:windows system sbfm40.xla could not be found.
This issue can occur if you install the Small Business Financial Manager add-in, and then uninstall the Microsoft Office 2000 CD 2. When you uninstall CD 2, the Small Business Financial Manager add-in (SBFM40.xla) is removed but the SBFM add-in is still referenced in the Excel Add-Ins Manager.
To resolve this problem, remove the reference to the Small Business Financial Manager add-in in the Excel Add-Ins Manager.
To remove the reference to the Small Business Financial Manager, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu, click Add-Ins.
Click to clear the Small Business Financial Manager check box.
You receive the following message:
Can't find add-in 'C:WINDOWSSYSTEMsbfm40.xla'. Delete from list?
Click Yes on the message.