Hi , i have this recurring problem with excel 2002.
After working in it for an hour or 2 everything seems ok , if left alone ( screensaver active) and then returning to do some more work, it hangs . The mouse cursor becomes a black plus sign , just like you would get when selecting one or more cells , and it will not let go. you can drag the mouse all over the screen but the selection just varies to where you place the mouse .
STRANGE !! ctl-alt-del does nothing and only a Hard shutdown using the on-off switch ,then restarting , gets excel usable again , The CPU usage during this strange annomily sits at 100%.
I have updated Office( 2002 ) and also xp home to service pack 3.
any tips or pointers would be appreciated