Project crashing RRS feed

  • Question

  • downloading 7500 lines from SAP work orders and using text fields for stuff the equipment number and work order etc

    start creating outlining strucuture (WBS) by plant area and equipment type

    Works for a while and then finally after moving stuff around it crashes and cannot open it


    working on a network at a refinery with windows XP and Novell  we started with project 2010 but we were afraid the new version was too much for xp

    so we went back to Project 2007 and still same problem

    we bring the data into excel from sap and massage it resource names etc and then map it into project and works ok and runns fine then

    after a bunch of outlining and move tasks under different heading it crashes

    could a lack of ram on the desktop computer cause this


    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:39 AM

All replies

  • Could be a RAM issue cobrasoft - either on the PC, or Project can't address enough memory to complete the task - worth monitoring the available resource with Task Manager to see what's happening during the process.  If you get a crash report we may also be able to understand where it is crashing.

    2010 does give the opportunity of an x64 version of Project (although this isn't supported on XP x64) - and we have certainly found the x64 version to enable some scenarios with big data loads that have not worked in the x86 world.  Might be worth considering testing with Windows 7 x64 and Project 2010 x64 to see if this overcomes the issues.

    Best regards,


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    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:07 PM
  • In addition you said you are now using project 2007. You have SP3 installed right? If not, don't use it again until SP3 is installed. If SP3 wasn't installed, after installing it try importing again from the beginning. Do a save regularly and if moving tasks around, do a Save As regularly as this does housekeeping on the file.

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    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:26 PM