Unable to paste...

Posted on 2013-01-30
Last Modified: 2013-01-30
I have 3 client work station that just this morning stopped being able to paste.
They can copy, but not paste, I switch over to the admin account and the paste works.
Anyone know how I can fix this, it's crazy, right?
The workstations are 64 bit Vista Business.

Thanks all.
Question by:noad
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Expert Comment

ID: 38837195
Just a thought could you try to disable User Account Control for one of the users and see if this resolves?

If it does try to enable it again and see if it stays stable.
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Expert Comment

by:Gabriel Clifton
ID: 38837200
Go for Start-->Run-->services.msc in the right pane
Try to start/ Restart the following services
1.Network DDE DSDM.
2. Network DDE.
Restart the system . Now you will able to copy and paste.
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Expert Comment

ID: 38837340
noad--System Restore from a date before the problem started.
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Author Comment

ID: 38837357

I went into the service and was not able to find any of the service you asked me to restart.
Any idea why none show up?

Author Comment

ID: 38837421

I just created a new profile for the user....That fixed the problem, no idea why it occur.

Thanks everyone
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Accepted Solution

marsilies earned 500 total points
ID: 38837500
The instructions PantherTech provided are for Windows XP. Vista and above don't have those services.

Here's one method that uses a free utility to track down what program is hogging the clipboard so you can stop it:

Here's another method to create a "clear clipboard" shortcut:

And here's a free utility for viewing the clipboard:

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