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Cannot Break Infinite Loop

Cannot Break Infinite Loop

(OP)
Windows 7
Excel 2010

For some reason, CTRL+Break will not stop an infinite loop any more.  My screen turns transparent grey and the application titles says (Not Responding), but it wont stop.  Anyone know how to stop a loop in windows 7?  Why the hell would they change this?

Switching to a 64 bit system has been a programming NIGHTMARE!!!!!

-Joshua
Well, You can try banging your head against the wall, but you just end up with lost-time injuries and damaged equipment. [M. Passman]  

RE: Cannot Break Infinite Loop

(OP)
Application.EnableCancelKey is set to xlInterrupt for the workbook, so the key combination should be able to stop the loop.

 

-Joshua
Well, You can try banging your head against the wall, but you just end up with lost-time injuries and damaged equipment. [M. Passman]  

RE: Cannot Break Infinite Loop

You can go into the task manager and kill the session.

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Bob Rashkin

RE: Cannot Break Infinite Loop

What happens with DoEvents inside the loop?

combo

RE: Cannot Break Infinite Loop

(OP)
Bong - yah, that's what I've been doing, but it looses everything I've done if I casually forget to save before running.

combo - well there's an idea.  That way I could at least push the stop button.  But that only helps if I remember to put it in, and infinite loops rarely happen when you expect them.  It's a good band-aid.

-Joshua
Well, You can try banging your head against the wall, but you just end up with lost-time injuries and damaged equipment. [M. Passman]  

RE: Cannot Break Infinite Loop

(OP)
Actually, I think I might have an idea as to why it is not working - I'm using my laptop with the lid closed and plugging in an external monitor, mouse, and keyboard.  The external keyboard has a Pause | Break button, but the actual laptop keyboard does not.  That may be why it doesn't recognize it.

-Joshua
Well, You can try banging your head against the wall, but you just end up with lost-time injuries and damaged equipment. [M. Passman]  

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