Excel formula flicker / erase formula / won't close

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Subject: Excel formula flicker / erase formula / won't close
Posted by:  robotman (robotm…@gmail.com)
Date: 26 Jan 2007

I'm having a really weird problem with Excel.  I'm hoping someone has
seen this before.  Here are some of the problems.  It appears like
Excel is stuck in some loop.  Maybe a bad system file?

1.  Excel CPU usage is around 75% even when I'm not doing anything in

2.  When I try to edit the formula on the formula bar, Excel just types
garbage and erases the formula.

3.  The formula flickers like it's being refreshed over and over.

4.  When I drag and drop, the contents vanish.

5.  Excel won't close even if there are no workbooks loaded.

I've tried uninstalling / reinstalling Excel and the problem persists.
I don't see any weird problems in any other program.  There haven't
been any system changes that I know of.

Has anyone else seen this problem?  Any ideas?!!