Help! My cut and paste is gone!

United States
April 28, 2008 9:43pm CST
Someone has been messing with the settings on my pc. Now I have a backup running that I ccannot shut off and I cannot cut and paste anything. I am a writer. I have to cut and paste! Can anyone help me with this?
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@Ldyjarhead (10159)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I can't help you on why it may not be working, but have you tried the 'old' way of doing it? Sometimes that will work on other programs. Use 'control c' to copy and 'control v' to paste.
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• United States
29 Apr 08
Yes, I tried that. Just tried it again to make sure. It is new pc. Just got it in November. But I have to share it with the step-son and all his know-everything teenage friends. They get it messed up at least once a week. I usually can get it fixed pretty easy, but this one is frustrating because I need it so bad.
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@zed_k4 (17630)
• Singapore
11 May 08
Hello there, how are you coping with this problem now? Hope your cut & paste function is back on. I have had this problem too before, and I just press ctrl, alt & delete, and try to reset the whole thing. On it again, and still can't. So what I did was I uninstall back the mouse and keyboard function; one step at a time. And after that, things went back to normal.
• United States
11 May 08
Yeah, I got it back. I have that new Windows Vista. I don't like it. I had to go into the programs and delete an HP add on. it was trying to give me a different cut and paste that was not compatable with Vista. Suprise! Suprise! Something not compatable with Vista. lol If you haven't experienced it yet, let me tell you there is vey little that IS compatable with Vista. Their way to get us to spend more money, as you have to get almost all new software.
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• United States
11 May 08
PS Thanks, Zed
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@zed_k4 (17630)
• Singapore
12 May 08
Oh my!! That's bad..I dislike Windows Vista too and in my workplace currently, they do not use Vista because we have our own programming system here. And I just use normal Windows for mylotting. So did you install the cut and paste function from another program or software or what...? Or just pure deletion and then the thing goes back to normal..?
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
29 Apr 08
Ah em. Well first off no i cant help but what drew me to your post was your avatar. It looks very familiar. I sent you a friend request. If you accept I'll be able to tell you why. If you do not figure it out by then that is. Thats funny I have never seen it happen before. I wonder if it ever has. Ahem.
• United States
29 Apr 08
I accepted. I have seen you on a couple of other posts.
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• United States
29 Apr 08
Looks kinda wierd. Somebody's talkin to them self.
@tammyr (5958)
• Etowah, Tennessee
8 May 08
My Microsoft Works word processor sometimes won't c/p. I have rebooted and got it to work, sometimes. If you have figured out why it was not letting you, I'd love to know! I am SURE I didn't do anything to cause it, so I don't know how to fix it.
• United States
11 May 08
See the next post as to what I finally figured out. Thanks for your response.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
Well It happen to me too from time to time, all I did was to reboot, must be the heat or something. Are you using firefox?
• United States
29 Apr 08
No firefox. We use explorer. The problem I have is there are three different people who use this pc. One is a 17 yr old who thinks she knows more about computers than she does. I have been able to fix everything else that she has done, incluing locking us all out, but this one has me puzzled. Anyway, thanks and have a blessed day.