1. Joined : Dec 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    unresponsive or missing clipboard


    For the past 2 months or so, I have not been able to use print screen and then paste to a document. or to windows paint.

    I sometimes like to take images from the windows theme desktop and use them on my own desktop. I can no longer do that as, print screen doesn't work.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 533
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    You can take any image file and Right click it and choose Save as Desktop Background if you want it as your desktop wallpaper. You don't need print screen.
    Also, if you want to take screenshots, use the Windows Snipping tool
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3

    Hello onkelbob and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The work-arounds provided by spunk are great suggestions. Since you're having problems with the clipboard and not being able to copy and paste using print screen, it's possible you have damaged or corrupt system files. You could run a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt. This scan will check the integrity of all system files and try to repair or replace damaged/corrupt files when possible. Option Three of this tutorial explains more.

    SFC Command - Run in Windows 10

    An easy way to run the scan is to right-click the start button and then click on Command Prompt (Admin). Accept the UAC warning and a black screen with white letters will appear. Type in sfc /scannow at the blinking cursor and click Enter. It will take a while for the scan to run. Hopefully it will finish with no integrity violations found. But if it does find problems run the scan at least 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan. See the "Note" box under Step 6 of Option Three. Please post back with the results.





      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Recomended Clipboard Manager
Does anyone have experience with any apps for the above? I used Costal Clips with XP but not upgraded since 2007. Main se is to save multiple "copy" items and paste selectively as required.
Software and Apps
How to Save Scans to Clipboard with Windows 10
After purchasing a new desktop with a Windows10 OS, the only way which I was able to successfully use my scanner was to employ a driver & scanner application from VueScan (VueScan 9x64.) Although the scanner application works fine, It requires that...
General Support
Clipboard Losing Formatting
I am running Win 10 on several machines. On one of them only, when I copy (Ctrl-C), only the unformatted text gets onto the clipboard. It does not matter what app I am in at the time (I've tried Word, Firefox, Excel, etc.) and it is not related to...
General Support
Mouse without borders clipboard
I have mouse without borders connecting 2 computers (laptop and desktop) both running Windows 10 64bit. The desktop has 2 identical monitors. I also run clipmate, a clipboard program on both machines. When I copy something to the clipboard on one...
Network and Sharing
Looking for Clipboard.dll
Hello I want to test to transfer data from an external application using Clipboard.dll Anyone is aware on a safe place that I could download it? I saw many place, but I don't feel safe to play with dll downloaded from an unsecured site. ...
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:56.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums