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    Thumbs down Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    I seem to run into some nasty glitches (see http://www.excelforum.com/excel-prog...to-appear.html ) but this one takes the cake.

    Suddenly Excel wont allow
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    ! I first noticed this happening when a function I have used for years, suddenly hit an error on this line.

    It's not the function because a) it works fine on other machines and because b) if I open a new workbook and type
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    into the Immediate Window, it still triggers a 1004 error.

    Has anybody else run into this problem before? Was there any way to fix this (short of a full re-install of Excel!)?
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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Whet happens when you just try this code?

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    If you open Excel in safe mode and then try it, does it work?
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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Hi Rory, I confirm that the 1004 err still occurs when running Excel in safe mode

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Quote Originally Posted by NeedForExcel View Post
    Whet happens when you just try this code?

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    How would that be different to running that line in the Immediate Window?

    OK testing now. Yes I still get error message 1004 "Method 'Add' of object 'Workbooks' failed"

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Check that there are no references (Tools > References) in the Visual Basic Editor that are ticked and start with the text MISSING

    If there are, deselect them and re-select them from the Available References list.
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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor76 View Post
    Check that there are no references (Tools > References) in the Visual Basic Editor that are ticked and start with the text MISSING

    If there are, deselect them and re-select them from the Available References list.
    Thanks for the suggestion. However there are no references starting with MISSING

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    I removed the registry keys for VBA & Excel and then opened excel again. Problems are still happening (e.g. If I open a new workbook and click the Macro Recorder I get an "Unable to Record" message)

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    May be Re-installing MS-Office can fix the issue


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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Quote Originally Posted by :) Sixthsense :) View Post
    May be Re-installing MS-Office can fix the issue
    Thanks Sixthsense. It may come to that, but IT want to see if there is another solution first (as per my OP - 'any way to fix this short of a reinstall of Excel')

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Do you actually turn off your machine at night? Perhaps your cache is so full there's no memory left to execute any commands.

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    I presume since you think a reinstall is on the cards that rebooting and testing it in a brand new excel file still fails, even if you have all your add-ins turned off?

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Quote Originally Posted by scottiex View Post
    I presume since you think a reinstall is on the cards that rebooting and testing it in a brand new excel file still fails, even if you have all your add-ins turned off?
    Yes I have tested in a new workbook with all AddIns (XLAM & COM) disabled. I still have the issue

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Yes I have tested in a new workbook with all AddIns (XLAM & COM) disabled. I still have the issue
    And you have rebooted your machine?

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor76 View Post
    Do you actually turn off your machine at night? Perhaps your cache is so full there's no memory left to execute any commands.
    The machine I am having this problem on is a terminal server. So while I log off my account, the server is still running.

    After reading your suggestion, I'm reading up on Excel cache. I'm going to clear it and see if that has any effect. (I've already tried deleting Excel & VBA registry keys and my XLSB file)

    UPDATE: I've deleted my entire cache folder and I'm still having the problem
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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Maybe your account profile is corrupt? Maybe worth asking IT to schedule a re-boot of the server when everyone has logged out say at 2:00am?

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Quote Originally Posted by mc84excel View Post
    The machine I am having this problem on is a terminal server.
    You might have led with that information...

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    The machine I am having this problem on is a terminal server.
    You might have led with that information...
    Absolutely!!

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Quote Originally Posted by romperstomper View Post
    You might have led with that information...
    Sorry Rory, I didn't think that it would make any difference so I didn't mention it.

    (Would it make any difference?? Personally I've never noticed any differences between Excel 2010 running on laptop/PC/server!)

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor76 View Post
    Maybe your account profile is corrupt? Maybe worth asking IT to schedule a re-boot of the server when everyone has logged out say at 2:00am?
    Hi Trebor. Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been away.

    Rebooting didn't fix it. However the problem recently suddenly stopped occurring. Not sure why.

    Thank you for all suggestions you made. Appreciated your help.

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    Re: Obscure VBA glitch/bug - Workbooks.Add triggers 1004 error?!

    Rebooting didn't fix it. However the problem recently suddenly stopped occurring. Not sure why.
    Seems more than a coincidence??

    Anyway as long as it's now resolved that's the main thing I suppose.

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