Excel 2016 / 365 crashes on Exit when using a ActiveX control in the sheet
Under certain conditions Excel 2016 crashes on exit when an ActiveX control was used. Excel tries to recover data and restarts.
This problem seems to affect only Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
Repairing office does not help. It also occurs on a new system with only Office installed.
BTW Using Windows 10 Insider and/or newer Office versions (Current channel 1611 or even the insider version) have the same issue.
It's easy to recreate the problem:
Go directly to the Developer tab (if the delevoper tab is not activated yet, please activate, close Excel and start again, Opening "File" can change the result, but it must not)
Click on the button "Insert" from the range of "ActiveX Controls" and then select "More controls".
For example select the "Microsoft ProgressBar Control, version 6.0" (I think this should be installed to every system that has Office installed).
Place the control on the sheet.
Now close Excel by using the "x" on the top right of the windows. Do not save the sheet.
Excel now will "crash", collect data and start up again.
One crazy thing of this is, that most times if you change any option or save the file once, the issue does not occur until the next start of Excel.
The Event Viewer shows an Application error:
Faulting application name: EXCEL.EXE, version: 16.0.7369.2095, time stamp: 0x584d385f
Faulting module name: combase.dll, version: 10.0.14393.576, time stamp: 0x584a76ba
Exception code: 0xc0000602
Fault offset: 0x00079539
Faulting process id: 0x764
Faulting application start time: 0x01d26f43f8510de5
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\EXCEL.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\combase.dll
Report Id: ae3492e1-fdfb-4eba-9c28-6e6e9ea94458
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
Other users can reproduce the bug, see
Think I have the same problem, random crashes on Exit from Excel 365 64 bit version, on repaired file do not save, just open the original again and it is OK. What a mess! Other similar problems with latest Excel 365 on a new Microsoft Surface Pro. Is it worth reloading Office 365?
I can reproduce the error and want to add that the error is affecting Excel 2013 (on Windows 10), too.