I have Windows Vista and Office 2003 installed, and everything worked fine but Excel. It was crashing all the time, and I had to run it in a virtual machine.
Excel was crashing with the following error:
Faulting application EXCEL.EXE, version 11.0.8237.0, time stamp 0×48eff43b, faulting module OLEAUT32.dll, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0×4791a74f, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0×00004580, process id 0×6b4, application start time 0×01c95f0ed33d2368.
I have been trying to solve the problem for a while. I finally figured-out that problem was caused by a Bluetooth Add-in that was auto starting with Excel.
If you have a similar problem this might solve it, it did for me:
Open registry and locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Excel\Addins\BtOfficeAddin.BtOfficeIntegration.1
Change the key LoadBehavior from 3 to 0.
Exit registry edit and try Excel. It helped me.