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Old December 23 2009, 02:44 AM   #1
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Any Computer Wizzes Out There Willing To Help?

Well, this is my last resort... is there anyone here good with computers who can help me fix mine? The clipboard doesn't collect anything I cut or copy lately. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old December 23 2009, 07:46 AM   #2
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Re: Any Computer Wizzes Out There Willing To Help?

I googled your problem and found this thread. I hope it helps.

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1232301704
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Old December 23 2009, 01:04 PM   #3
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What operating system?
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Old December 23 2009, 03:45 PM   #4
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Re: Any Computer Wizzes Out There Willing To Help?

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What operating system?
Windows XP, and if it at all matters, Microsoft Office 2003.
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Old December 23 2009, 03:48 PM   #5
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I googled your problem and found this thread. I hope it helps.

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1232301704
no, but thanks anyway.
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Old December 23 2009, 04:37 PM   #6
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Do you have remote desktop enabled?

If you don't use that service, then disable it. Reboot may be necessary to take effect. Does that solve your problem?
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Old December 23 2009, 05:10 PM   #7
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how could remote desktop cause this problem?
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Old December 24 2009, 10:38 AM   #8
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Re: Any Computer Wizzes Out There Willing To Help?

^ Good question. I've never used remote desktop, or even had it enabled, but I'd like to know if/how it could affect something like this.

Alternately, there could be some registry damage/corruption causing the problem. Best thing may be to do an installation repair (assuming you have the original OS disk or the reinstall disk). I had some slight goofiness going on with Win7 a couple days ago, and a repair did the trick.
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Old December 24 2009, 01:05 PM   #9
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Remote desktop will share the clipboard as part of the remote service.

So anything you copy to clipboard locally is in competition with what can be copied to clipboard remotely. Which takes precedence? And which clipboard are you pasting from?

I think it is bugged somehow in xp, because for some people, when RD is enabled, it will get into a state where it will forget what is put there locally, or overwrite it with what it believes should be there.

This may not be the problem however, but it is the first thing I'd try.

The very first xp machine I used had this bug, and it really turned me off xp, because I rely on clipboard functions working as they're supposed to.
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Old December 24 2009, 03:41 PM   #10
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Do you have remote desktop enabled?

If you don't use that service, then disable it. Reboot may be necessary to take effect. Does that solve your problem?
Well, it worked, thanks! I agree, though. XP seems to have alot of bugs...
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Old December 24 2009, 03:46 PM   #11
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no problem I'm glad you got it working.
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Old December 26 2009, 02:25 PM   #12
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I've got remember that trick in case it comes up at work.

Thanks!
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Old December 26 2009, 06:46 PM   #13
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KobayashiMaru13 wrote: View Post
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Do you have remote desktop enabled?

If you don't use that service, then disable it. Reboot may be necessary to take effect. Does that solve your problem?
Well, it worked, thanks! I agree, though. XP seems to have alot of bugs...
Yeah they need to bring out something new...

oh hang on!
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