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    Page Fault in Important File (97-SR2)

    I have an important work file that is suddenly giving me invalid page faults. I will print the exact message at the end of this post. My IT department is telling me that there is no way to recover the file. The most I can do [they say] is to copy/paste the data into a new spreadsheet. Unfortunately the file has cell comments and text boxes of info that are very important. Is there any way to fix an invalid page fault?

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    Sherry

    Error Message:
    EXCEL caused an invalid page fault in
    module EXCEL.EXE at 0167:301d9f9b.
    Registers:
    EAX=00000000 CS=0167 EIP=301d9f9b EFLGS=00010202
    EBX=00000000 SS=016f ESP=0062f1c0 EBP=0062f1ec
    ECX=00000000 DS=016f ESI=00000051 FS=35a7
    EDX=00000000 ES=016f EDI=0062f240 GS=0000
    Bytes at CS:EIP:
    0f bf 78 02 eb cd 8b 45 10 8d 7d f0 8b 70 14 83
    Stack dump:
    0062f240 00000051 008b2d20 000000bc 30818ca4 0062f1ec 308186dc 00000001 00000000 001000bc 00000001 0062f204 300a815e 01de580c 00000051 0062f230
    <font face="Comic Sans MS"><big><font color=4682b4>Sherry</font color=4682b4></big></font face=comic>

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    Re: Page Fault in Important File (97-SR2)

    I'm afraid your IT department is right. If you can still copy/paste cells, you will copy cell comments too, and you may be able to copy text boxes. If the workbook has multiple worksheets, you can try to copy entire worksheets one by one to individual files (don't copy them all to the same file.)

    From your panic, I have to assume that you don't have a recent backup of the file. An unfortunate accident as this one only serves to emphasize the importance of making backups frequently.

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    Re: Page Fault in Important File (97-SR2)

    Have a look at this page
    Jan Karel Pieterse
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