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Paste not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kenneth2k1, Apr 17, 2007.

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  1. kenneth2k1

    kenneth2k1 Thread Starter

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    If I right-click, I have the option to copy, but when I try to right-click and paste, the paste item is not available.. it's greyed out.

    Ctrl-V doesn't work either. I've just tried pasting simple text from various programs into notepad or word and it doesn't work to paste into anything.

    What should I check? Thanks all.
     
  2. devil_himself

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    try pasting with shift + insert key
     
  3. ryivian

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    what did you do before you noticed that you couldn't paste??
     
  4. kenneth2k1

    kenneth2k1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the replies. I was on vacation and when I came back, the problem was there. Shift+Insert doesn't work either (I thought it was Ctrl+Insert.)

    Thanks for any info you guys can give.
     
  5. devil_himself

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    This has to do with some application that's having a lock over the Windows
    Clipboard. David Candy's application should determine the Process that's
    causing the problem.

    Download GetOpenClipboardWindow.zip from here:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/temp/GetOpenClipboardWindow.zip

    Unzip and run the tool. Post back what it reports. For best results, run
    this utility during the time you encounter the Copy<=>Paste problem.

    Devil
     
  6. highspeed

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    Try reloading/refreshing the page or web you want to paste the text into it.
     
  7. throoper

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    Check to see if things are copying to the clipboard. Highlight and copy some text. Then click Start>Run and type in "clipbrd.exe" without the quotes and click OK. The text you copied should be on the clipboard. Post back with results please.
    T.
     
  8. Orbit

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    I use windows XP professional and I am experiencing the same problem with my paste function not working.

    I downloaded the Getopenclipboardwindow and it says there does not seem to be any problems.

    I also ran the "clipbrd" executable and when I try to copy or cut items, nothing appears inside the clipbook viewer.

    I have run a virus scan and restarted my computer with no luck. This problem started today (7 May 2007).

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
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