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Clipboard cannot be emptied

The error "clipboard cannot be emptied" occurs when drag and dropping cell contents in Excel 2010.  This is currently occurring in Windows 7 but similar error messages have occurred with previous versions of Excel and Windows and with different computers.  No reported fixes reported in Experts Exchange solve this problem.
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This precise error or similar clipboard error messages have occurred with previous versions of MS Excel and Windows going back at least five years - all following drag and drop operations.
Try to reproduce the issue in a new worksheet.
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I have Excel 2007.
I appreciate your assistance, but this is an issue with Excel 2010.  This same issue has existed with Excel 2007 as well.
I don't see a solution among these comments.  Has one been identified?
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My solution actually works whereas none of the suggested solutions resolved the issue.