Resolved: Run-time error “-2146232576 (80131700)”: Excel Automation Error

While running a VBA macro in a spreadsheet, many of you have encountered runtime error – ‘2146232576 (80131700)’: Automation error. In this article, I will give you all the solutions to this problem.

This problem mostly occurs in relation to the .NET Framework. So, to solve this problem, we need to activate / install .NET Framework in Windows PC / Laptop.

Below are the steps to resolve the run-time error

  • Press the Window Key and Search for “TURN WINDOWS FEATURES ON or OFF” in the Start Menu.
  • Select it.
  • A Window will be shown and after a while, a list of features will be shown

The Screenshot above is captured on window 7 PC. The options for  Windows 8/8.1/10 are same but the Descriptions for each options will be slightly different.

  • Select the option that shows MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 3.5.1 in Wondows 7.
  • ** In Windows 10 it will be listed as  .NET FRAMEWORK 3.5 (contains .NET 2.0 and 3.0).
  • Then Select OK.
  • Windows will ask for downloading the Update.
  • Click to Download the Update from Internet.
  • Here, you are Done. You can now run the excel bot successfully.

NOTE: It will be more good if you install one more thing.

Go to > Search for dotnetfx35.exe > From the first result select Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1(Full Package) and Install it.

You can download it here also > DOWNLOAD

I hope this article is helpful? Whatever it is, let me know you mind the comment below.


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