need some computer help, please

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  1. Alive in Christ

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    My "copy and Paste" function has completly QUIT.

    I have rebooted 4 times

    After the 1st reboot it worked 2 times then quit again. It hasnt worked since then.

    Needless to say, you need to be able to copy and past a lot on the boards. Typing out a large segment of scriptures is just too laborious.

    Anyone know how to fix it.
     
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  2. jbh28

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    What operating system are you using?
     
  3. Alive in Christ

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    Internet explorer
     
  4. Winman

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    If you are using a wireless mouse, have you checked the batteries?

    Your mouse could also be worn out, we had a mouse that the left click stopped functioning, we had to purchase a new one.

    Are you able to highlight, but when you right click get no menu?

    Hard to say without being there, but this is what I would check first.
     
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    No, its not wireless. It plugs into the computer.

    Its also almost brand new.

    I can "hilight" text fine, but it wont copy and paste
     
  6. Winman

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    Try simply unplugging it, and then plugging it back in.
     
  7. Alive in Christ

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    I have tried rebooting it four times. see top post..
     
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    Since it sounds like you're mouse dependent, here's how to do it on your keyboard.

    After you highlight it, press CTRL and the letter "c" on your keyboard to copy it. Press CTRL plus the letter "v" to paste it.

    That's the way to do it without the mouse.

    You may want to join a self-help group for your mouse addiction. :tongue3:
     
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    Oh, you mean unplug the unit. hold on...
     
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    Just unplugged and plugged back in.

    Still doesnt work
     
  11. Winman

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    It's not the same, try unplugging it, then plugging it back in, your may get a message that your computer has recognized new hardware and it might work.

    If all else fails, you could try a System Restore, go to Start, then Programs, then Accessories, click on System Tools, then click on System Restore. A box will pop up and ask if you want to restore your settings to an earlier time, click Next, a Calender will pop up, chose the most recent bolded date and click Next. It takes a few minutes to restore your old settings, then the computer will automatically shut off and turn back on again. It will ask you one final time if you want to restore your settings to that earlier date, click OK.

    Hopefully you will have a very recent date you can select to restore to, if you pick a date that was months ago, you may lose some data or programs you have installed since.

    This will not harm your computer, I have done it many times, it simply restores all your settings to an earlier time when everything was working properly.
     
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    Well, thank you Gina, I'll give that a try.

    I didnt know you could do it with the keybord , but dont tell anyone. ok?

    It will be too embarasing.:thumbs:
     
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    It's not the same, try unplugging it, then plugging it back in, your may get a message that your computer has recognized new hardware and it might work.

    If all else fails, you could try a System Restore, go to Start, then Programs, then Accessories, click on System Tools, then click on System Restore. A box will pop up and ask if you want to restore your settings to an earlier time, click Next, a Calender will pop up, choose the most recent bold date (but not today) and click Next. It takes a few minutes to restore your old settings, then the computer will automatically shut off and turn back on again. It will ask you one final time if you want to restore your settings to that earlier date, click OK.

    Hopefully you will have a very recent date you can select to restore to (like yesterday), if you pick a date that was months ago, you may lose some data or programs you have installed since.

    This will not harm your computer, I have done it many times, it simply restores all your settings to an earlier time when everything was working properly.
     
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    AIC I googled and came up with this. Do not know if it will work or not. 2010 info.

    Originally Posted by Bhualskhmi View Post
    Go for Start-->Run-->services.msc in the right pane
    Try to start/ Restart the following services
    1.Network DDE DSDM.
    2. Network DDE.
    3.Clipbook.
    Restart the system . Now you will able to copy and paste.
     
  15. Alive in Christ

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    Winman...

    I just did the system restore. That thing is great! Not only is the copy and paste working, but a couple of other issues I was dealing with have cleared up as well!

    Thanks.

    I am going to keep my notes on how to do a "system resore" in case I need it again.

    Thanks to ALL who pitched in to help!!
     
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    Percho...

    You posted...

    Where did all of this come from???
     
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    Glad it worked. I am a hack, I am always messing with settings to try to improve computer speed, etc... Many times I make mistakes and my computer gets whacked out. I always go to System Restore.

    Now that your computer is working good again, go to System Restore again, and this time click on "Save a restore point". This will save your current good settings. Give it a name you can remember and save it. Then if your computer gets messed up again, you can go back and remember this good saved configuration.

    Again, glad I could be of help.
     
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    Try defragging hard drive, also try scanning computer with antivirus program
    you could also try restoring to an earlyer date when there was no problem.
    look at task bar find acesseries,click on acesseries,then system tools.
    you will find several tools used in various maintenance tasks.
    you can use clean up to remove unwanted files from the computer,but make sure you don't select any you want to keep.
    after you are done cleaning the disk,you can then begin to defrag,or(defragment the hard drive)defrag for short.
    after you have finnished the defraggmentation, you should see a bit more space on the hard drive,therefore speeding up functionality,and perhaps making room for the desired program to work ergo cut, copy,and paste
    I hope this is helpfull,and God bless prodical son (not just a title)
     
  19. Don

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    Just for grins and giggles - the thing I dislike most about Windows is that there's usually 3, if not 14, ways to do the same thing.

    For example, copying:
    Highlight with the mouse by dragging the cursor over the word or words to be copied; on the menu bar, choose Edit, then Copy.

    Highlight with the mouse by dragging the cursor over the word or words to be copied; right-click, and choose Copy.

    Highlight with the mouse by dragging the cursor over the word or words to be copied; hold the CTRL key and press C

    Highlight with the mouse by double-clicking on the word to be copied; or triple-clicking on the sentence or section to be copied; then use Edit/Copy, Right-click/Copy, or CTRL + C.

    Use the arrow keys to move the cursor at the beginning of the text you want to copy; hold the Shift key and use the arrow keys to highlight the text you want to copy; then use Edit/Copy, Right-click/Copy, or CTRL + C.


    I'm sure there's about 3 more ways to do it, but I think that gets my point across.
     

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