The snipping tool is not working on your computer
Posted on 2009-02-19
This is a real annoyance. I am running Windows Vista Pro SP1, with all the latest updates and patches. For some reason, when trying to use the Snipping tool, i get this message, "The snipping tool is not working on your computer. Restart your computer and try again..." After rebooting, it will work fine, but then, after awhile it will start doing the same thing again. I've tried disabling it in the control panel and re-enabling it, but it still does it. I've read on some forums that running the Office Diagnostics fixes the problem, but it doesn't fix mine. I also noticed that when I tried to do a normal print screen and paste in the Paint program it gives me this error, " The information on the Clipboard can't be inserted into Paint" I noticed that they both stop working at the same time. I've tried copying over clipbrd.exe from an XP machine, but that just tells me that the Clipbook service is unavailable, which I couldn't find in my services utility. So I am at a loss. I read on several forums with issues similar to mine, but no solutions that fix my particular problem. Any help would be appreciated.
Here are my specs:
HP Compaq dc7800
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600@2.40Ghz
Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS 512MB