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Windows 7: Snipping Tool Error Message - Solution?


11 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
SOLVED: Snipping Tool Error Message - Solution?

I have been using the Snipping Tool for quite a while now but today when I tried to use it I get the following error message:

"The Snipping Tool is not working on your computer right now. Restart your computer, and then try again. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator."

My Problem Steps Recorder & Screen Recorder both work fine.

I ran MS Office Diagnostic and tried scanning for issues via the Action Center with no results. I tried using the Turn Windows Features on/off and deleted Tablet PC options, rebooted, reinstalled Tablet PC options, rebooted, etc. Nothing seems to be resolving this problem.

I have not installed any new software. I have not used any registry cleaners. My Reliability Index does not report any issues. I'm totally stumped here! Is there anyway to uninstall and reinstall the tool? Registry key editing? Services to enable?



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11 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugOutMachine View Post
I have been using the Snipping Tool for quite a while now but today when I tried to use it I get the following error message:

"The Snipping Tool is not working on your computer right now. Restart your computer, and then try again. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator."

My Problem Steps Recorder & Screen Recorder both work fine.

I ran MS Office Diagnostic and tried scanning for issues via the Action Center with no results. I tried using the Turn Windows Features on/off and deleted Tablet PC options, rebooted, reinstalled Tablet PC options, rebooted, etc. Nothing seems to be resolving this problem.

I have not installed any new software. I have not used any registry cleaners. My Reliability Index does not report any issues. I'm totally stumped here! Is there anyway to uninstall and reinstall the tool? Registry key editing? Services to enable?

Nope, but you can run a system file check to verify and repair system files
type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>SFC /SCANNOW


Let us know if you need help


Ken J+
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11 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm running the System File Checker now... maybe if I delete the actual tool from /System32 and then run this tool it will recover a "good" version. I did try restoring a Previous Version of the tool but still get the same error message. This is so strange!
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11 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

SOLVED! Thank you for the assistance. Two thumbs up.
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11 Dec 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugOutMachine View Post
SOLVED! Thank you for the assistance. Two thumbs up.

Piece of cake. Remember the SFC for the future. It cures all sorts of ills

Ken J+
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11 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugOutMachine View Post
SOLVED! Thank you for the assistance. Two thumbs up.

Piece of cake. Remember the SFC for the future. It cures all sorts of ills

Ken J+

Thanks Ken. I have used it as part of my monthly maintenance but since it's never found any issues it didn't even cross my mind to try it for this specific issue. Lesson learned.


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18 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

just go to Control Panel, System and Security, Action center, User Account Control (UAC) .
If u set UAC to "always notify me" or " defult" snipping tool will not work... just set "never notify me" and then restart the mashine and snipping tool will work.... i had the same problem...this works for me.
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07 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Stupid FIX

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrOlympia View Post
just go to Control Panel, System and Security, Action center, User Account Control (UAC) .
If u set UAC to "always notify me" or " defult" snipping tool will not work... just set "never notify me" and then restart the mashine and snipping tool will work.... i had the same problem...this works for me.
Just to let you know, I tried that fix myself...
The next day a Trojan Horse made it's way into my system and almost compromised my machine. It would have if I didn't have my HD partitioned into three parts.

There has to be another fix for this other than, to put it a nut-shell, turning off your OS's only real safeguard against malicious files and applications making harmful changes to your computer!
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