How to Fix Excel not responding without closing

Crashing Excel and other Microsoft applications is a common bug that affects most users. Excel's not responding problem can lead to data loss. Many users opt to close or restart the application when Excel is not responding. Did you know you can avoid Excel not responding to problems without closing the application? This post will discuss several ways of fixing the not responding problem in Excel.

1] Waiting for the application to respond

After the Excel application crashes, a Microsoft Excel dialogue box pop-ups. The box has several buttons that can be used to fix the crash.

If you want the application to respond, click the Wait for the Program to Respond button. The application will not close; rather, it will wait until the Not Responding bug is fixed.

2] Updating the Excel application

One of the main causes of the Excel application crashing is if your application is not up to date. The application will crash every time you are using it. Therefore, you need to download and install the latest version of Excel to fix this problem. Alternatively, you can fix the problem without closing the application. Below is the step to follow while updating Excel without having to close it:

1. Open the crashing application.

2. Click the File tab on the Ribbon.

3. From the File screen, click the Account button in the left pane.

4. In the Product Information section, locate the Update Options drop-down button.

5. In the drop-down menu, choose the Update Now button. After updating the application, the Not Responding problem will be fixed.

3] Using the Task Manager Tool

Task Manager Tool can be used to stop all the processes running in an application. When you are working on an Excel application that crashes, you can fix the problem b

After the app crashes, press the CTRL + SHIFT + ESC Keys to open the Task Manager Tool. In the Task Manager Dialogue box, locate the Excel option and click the Restart button.

4] Fixing the Add-Ins issues

Add-Ins features can cause the applications to crash if they are not well configured. If Add-Ins are the main cause of Excel crashing, here are the steps to fix this problem:

1. Open the crashing application.

2. Click the File tab on the Ribbon.

3. From the File screen, click the Options button in the left pane.

4. In the left pane, click the Add-Ins button. Locate the Manage button and click its drop-down button. From the menu, choose the Excel Add-Ins option. Then, click the Go button.

5. In the Add-Ins dialogue box, uncheck the tool that causes the application to crash. Finally, click the OK button.

5] Checking External Files that may cause Excel to Crash

If the Excel app crashes, investigate the external files in your document.

On the crashing Excel screen, press CTRL + F3 keys to open the Name Manager dialogue box. In the box, delete the file that is causing the application to crash