ctrl + c ctrl + v not working

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  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #1

    ctrl + c ctrl + v not working


    Some time ago ctrl c and v stopped working. I've exhausted most searches for a solution and tried everything I saw with no luck. Can anyone here help?
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  2. Posts : 34,923
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, just to check- given the title- does your CTRL key ever do anything in any context? E.g. CTRL A?

    I assume c & v keys are ok.

    Have you tried a different keyboard?

    Does this work in Safe Mode?
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  3. Posts : 17,664
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #3

    ctrl + esc opens the Start Menu if you need to test the ctrl key.

    How about the ctrl key on the right side of the keyboard?
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    ctrl esc works fine with left or right. Tested in safe mode to make sure it wasn't something else blocking it and it still doesn't work. It's a new keyboard. However, it did it with the last keyboard as well.
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  5. Posts : 17,664
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #5

    Robstercraw said:
    ctrl esc works fine with left or right. It's a new keyboard. However, it did it with the last keyboard as well.


    Might want to try fix 2 and fix 3, here:

    How to Fix Ctrl C / Ctrl V Not Working [Full Fix]



    ...and here's a twist on fix 3 up above...

    FIX: Keyboard shortcut CTRL + C and CTRL + V not working
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  6. Posts : 1,054
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #6

    Q1. Are you using Synergy mouse/keyboard-sharing software?

    (In my experience its shared clipboard can clash with Windows' enhanced Clipboard User Service rendering the clipboard unresponsive in both Windows and Synergy.)

    Q2. If you stop Windows' Clipboard User Service, does CTRL+c and CTRL+v work again (i.e. using Windows' built-in 'legacy' clip.exe)?

    To test:
    1. Press Win+r keys together then, when the Run dialog appears, type services.msc then press Enter/Return.
    2. When the Services window appears, scroll down to 'Clipboard User Service_xxxxx' (where xxxxx is 5 random characters).
    3. Right-click on the service and choose Stop.
    4. Minimise the window then try CTRL+c and CTRL+v in something like Notepad.
    5. When you've carried out that test, return to the Services window, right-click on the 'Clipboard User Service_xxxxx' entry and choose Start. You can close the Services window at this point.

    Hope this helps...
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I've already tried the driver thing. It's not that. I don't use Synergy and I don't have Clipboard User Service anything in services.
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  8. Posts : 34,923
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #8

    Does rt click Copy, Paste work?

    And does this problem exist in all contexts, not just, say, MS Word?

    Do you routinely run any 3rd party cleaners or 'maintenance' software?

    Example:
    I had this ctrl+c & ctrl+v not working in anything issue.

    The problem was within a program I use called Advanced System Care, the "Smart Ram" program within this suite of utilities has a function "clean clipboard" & this was the culprit for my issue.
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  9. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Right click works and it's in everything. Not just one or 2 programs.
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  10. Posts : 34,923
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #10

    Ok, again: Do you routinely run any 3rd party cleaners or 'maintenance' software?

    Please create a new user for test purposes. Log in as that user. Do you see the same problem?

    If so, try an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all progs and data like any upgrade.

    For that, need the answer to this prompt you would have seen (so we don't have to keep asking):
    ctrl + c ctrl + v not working-win-10-version.png
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