"This operation cannot be performed"


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Nigel Barraclough

I am using Money 2000 with Windows XP Home SP2. It has been working fine
until a couple of days ago when a message box stating "This operation cannot
be performed" comes up when I try to close the programme. The programme
seems to work fine and backs up and saves any datat entered.

I have (a) repaired the programme and (b) reinstalled it and the problem
persists.

Nigel
 
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Scoundrel

I also have this problem and again its only started occuring recently, tho
I've been a MS Money user for 18months or so. I use W2000 with Money v12
(which I think is 2003).

I could ignore it but I'm worried it means data issues. I have rebuilt the
database but no change to the problem.

Anyone got any ideas?

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Newcomer

I wonder, from reading something elsewhere, whether a recent Windows update
has caused this problem.

Nigel
 
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Glyn Simpson, MVP

I would try to temporarily disable backups - does the program still crash on
exit? It could be doing this during the backup routine.

Try opening and closing the sample file too - if it crashes, then the issue
looks most likely to be with the program installation otherwise the file.

Your worry about data issues is mine too. Make sure you maintain additional
backups (my mechanism is at http://money.mvps.org/articles/backup.aspx)

--
Glyn Simpson, Microsoft MVP - Money
http://money.mvps.org

Check http://money.mvps.org/faq/default.aspx for tips and fixes for MS
Money.
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Nigel Barraclough

Thank you for your ideas.

Backups work OK although I don't do them automatically in any case - the
problem is with the shutting down.

I have tried loading the Sample file and there is not a problem with that.

I have just noticed a peculiarity with my real data. If I open the file and
then close it there is no problem. My home page lists Tasks, Favorite A/Cs
and Bills & Deposits. If I open Money and then click on Task and then close
the program - no problem. If I open Money and click on a Bill/Deposit and
then close the program - no problem. However if I open Money and click on a
favorite account, whether or not I have done one of the other things first,
the "This operation cannot be performed" box comes up when I close the
program.. Weird.

As I say I have already uninstalled the program and reinstalled it. I have
also repaired my data file using money-repair.exe.

Fortunately I have not had any data loss problems (yet) - it is just as if
normal close down is not available.

Nigel
 
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Glyn Simpson, MVP

Hmm,. maybe remove all accounts from being favourites, close down, see what
happens? Perhaps restore them in a few days, so Money is used to not having
any?

--
Glyn Simpson, Microsoft MVP - Money
http://money.mvps.org/

Check http://money.mvps.org/faq/ for tips and fixes for MS Money.
I do not respond to any unsolicited email regarding Money
 
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Jonathan Shapiro

Not much help I'm afraid but I have the same problem.

When I quit Money I get the same error and then cannot restart Money because
the process is still running (and consuming loads of resources). I have to
kill the process manually before being able to restart Money.

It's not good for the confidence levels!

Jonathan
 
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Nigel Barraclough

Mine is not quite the same as Money does close down - other than this error
message coming up it seems to work quite normally.

Nigel
 
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Nigel Barraclough

Thanks for this suggestion. I have not done it and I don't think I will
bother - for 2 reasons. First, the problem isn't causing me any difficulty
(yet!) and second, if I open an account rather than a favorite, the problem
still occurs.

When I have time to learn a new version of Money I will update. The reason
I have stuck with this version is that every new release has more and more
complicated options which I don't want and have to find out how to disable.
I would still be using Money 95 except that it won't run under XP.

I will keep looking here just to see if other report the problem - maybe
no-one uses such old software.

Nigel
 
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