VMWare Fusion - Excel 2013 Hangs/Freezes


I updated NumXL this morning and now Excel stops responding fairly regularly. Has anyone else reported a similar problem? 

It Doesn't seem to be related to a particular function, just typing into a blank cell will do it. I've reinstalled both Office and NumXL today and it's still really shaky.

I am using Office 2013 (32-bit) on Windows 7 hosted on a VMWare Fusion on Mac.

BTW, I disabled NumXL Add-ins (NumXL and NumXL Toolbar) from Excel's add-ins manager, but Excel still freezes/hang when I try to do any serious work.

Can you please help me?


  • Certainly, this issue is not related to NumXL for say, but rather using the combination of Excel 2013 on VMWare Fusion Software. 

    I took liberty and looked around, there seem a numerous reported issues about this exact situation:

    Take a look at this incident on VMWare communities Forum. 

    To avoid the situation, you'd need to disable the graphic video acceleration in VMWare Fusion.

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  • I just turned graphics acceleration off and so far, that seems to have helped. I’ll let you know if it hangs again, though I do realize this is not a NumXL problem!

    For reference, these are the details provided by the OS when it hangs:

    A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

    Problem signature: 
    Problem Event Name: AppHangB1 
    Application Name: EXCEL.EXE 
    Application Version: 15.0.4667.1000 
    Application Timestamp: 543d366c 
    Hang Signature: e020 
    Hang Type: 0 
    OS Version: 6.1.7601. 
    Locale ID: 1033 
    Additional Hang Signature 1: e020c315550e1eb34ec2501cf0cfdf7a 
    Additional Hang Signature 2: 08a7 
    Additional Hang Signature 3: 08a75a2733622e6c821d7635ea0a4c3a 
    Additional Hang Signature 4: e020 
    Additional Hang Signature 5: e020c315550e1eb34ec2501cf0cfdf7a 
    Additional Hang Signature 6: 08a7 
    Additional Hang Signature 7: 08a75a2733622e6c821d7635ea0a4c3a

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  • Well, disabling graphics acceleration sure seems to have helped. It has not frozen again since, though sometimes it seems like it wants to, it never goes into that state. So, I think we’re okay.

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