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Windows 7: How can I diagnose why my copy/paste function stops working??


22 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
How can I diagnose why my copy/paste function stops working??

Good afternoon everyone,

I have developed a curious problem whereby my copy/paste function no longer works. It does not work in any browser, and i cannot even copy and paste into the search box under the start menu. For example, I may be trying to copy a tracking number and paste it into UPS and suddenly the past function will not work. I can highlight the number but it will not past the number. This is just an example. I usually must restart my PC and get it on the initial try and most times it will work that first try but not after.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

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22 Jul 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker.

Are there other performance problems?

Is this the original HP preinstalled Windows 7 larded with the worst load of bloatware and duplicate utilties that have better versions built into Windows 7? Most tech enthusiasts would never run such an install - literally the worst possible install of Windows 7 one can have - but instead prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to enjoy Windows 7 native perfect performance.
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22 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi gregrocker,

I ran the SFC/SCANNOW and there were no problems found, and yes, this is the only issue.

Yep, it is the OEM HP Windows 7.

Computer runs excellent otherwise, even with das' bloatware, lol

I hope reinstalling the OS would be a last resort.....


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22 Jul 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Will copy work using Cntrl C and paste using Cntrl V?

I would at least Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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22 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes, it worked the first time I tried it, but only then. After it worked the first time it will not work again. I would have to restart my PC to get it to work again.
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22 Jul 2013   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Do you use any registry cleaners or system optimizers ?
Have you tried booting in Safe Mode to see if copy/paste works there?
You could try this to clear the clipboard and see if that helps.
Clear Clipboard Shortcut - Create in Windows
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22 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes, i use CCleaner.

In safe mode the copy/paste seemed to work with no problems, I was able to repeatedly copy and paste.
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22 Jul 2013   #8

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You can try a clean startup to see if you can find a startup program that is causing an issue for you.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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