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Copy and paste in windows 7

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On a regular basis the copy and paste feature stops working on a windows 7 workstation.

Rebooting corrects issue.
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by:Alexios
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You can find out which application is keeping a lock on the clipboard by running David Candy's app: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/temp/GetOpenClipboardWindow.zip
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John Hurst earned 500 total points
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There could be an issue with one of your system files. Try running System File Checker.

Run SFC /SCANNOW and allow to complete. Run it again if errors remained from the first run. Then restart the computer and test.

If this does not work, set up a new, test, Windows User Profile (Account) and log into that new account. Does copy and paste work reliably in the new profile?

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