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Copy / Paste does not work

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November 11, 2011 6:18:55 PM

For some time now, working on a Windows Vista Business version OS - copy/paste feature does not work.

Possible malware issue - scanned for it using malware bytes program - no luck.
Disabled any remote desktop feature that would be capturing the clipboard - no luck.

I've noticed I'm unable to empty the recycle bin, possibly this is related?

Any advice? Perhaps I need to reinstall clipboard?

Ran SFC /Scannow - all files come up good.

Thanks
Tom

More about : copy paste work

November 11, 2011 6:25:13 PM

Tomgun3 said:
For some time now, working on a Windows Vista Business version OS - copy/paste feature does not work.

Possible malware issue - scanned for it using malware bytes program - no luck.
Disabled any remote desktop feature that would be capturing the clipboard - no luck.

I've noticed I'm unable to empty the recycle bin, possibly this is related?

Any advice? Perhaps I need to reinstall clipboard?

Ran SFC /Scannow - all files come up good.

Thanks
Tom



Ctrl C and Ctrl V work ?
November 11, 2011 6:30:10 PM

Tomgun3 said:
For some time now, working on a Windows Vista Business version OS - copy/paste feature does not work.

Possible malware issue - scanned for it using malware bytes program - no luck.
Disabled any remote desktop feature that would be capturing the clipboard - no luck.

I've noticed I'm unable to empty the recycle bin, possibly this is related?

Any advice? Perhaps I need to reinstall clipboard?

Ran SFC /Scannow - all files come up good.

Thanks
Tom



Fix Recycle Bin:

To fix this problem, follow these steps to regenerate the Recycle Bin folder by using the command prompt:

Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, Click Start
Start Button
, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
Type the appropriate command for your operating system, and then press ENTER.

Windows XP
rd /s C:\recycler
Windows Vista
rd /s /q C:\$Recycle.bin


Note For hard drives with other letters, substitute C: for the desired hard drive letter.
Close the Command Prompt window.
Right-click an empty area of the desktop and then click Refresh.

Note The Recycle Bin should be empty now. If not, repeat these steps for any other hard drive letter that you have.
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November 11, 2011 8:04:44 PM

ksiemb said:
Ctrl C and Ctrl V work ?


No luck on Ctrl C and Ctrl V.

Still looking for instructions on replacing clipboard as I think that would be the component that is causing this?
November 11, 2011 8:44:28 PM



Check this out.

This could be caused by the Sticky Keys being turned on.

In Vista, open Control Panel. Select Classic View in the Tasks pane.

Double click 'Ease of access' to open. Select the 'Make the keyboard easier to use' link.

In the following window, remove the check mark from the 'Sticky Keys' option. Click the 'Setup sticky keys' link.

Remove all of the check marks from all the options in that dialog. 'Click Save' and exit Control Panel.

Try to copy an paste again.
November 14, 2011 4:10:22 PM

Hi Ksiemb,

Thanks for the advice, no luck on getting copy/paste working yet.

Still trying to figure it out.

Thanks
Tom
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