Ok this is a very weird thing I have never experienced before. I just received a new laptop and am running Windows XP Professional that came with it (Acer). Everything is fine except I have problems copying/cutting and pasting. I cannot paste if I move around too much in Windows Exploer or open more programs, it seems the copied data "falls" out of the clipboard. For instance I want to copy a file from My Documents to C:\Example Folder\. I select the file, copy, and navigate with the Back button to return to the C:\ in windows exploer, open the "Example Folder" and try to paste. Nothing happens. However if I open two Windows Explorers, one in My Documents and the other in the "Example Folder" I can copy. Or if I navigate directly to the Example folder by typing it in GO TO bar, the file copies. It seems if I click the Back button too much I erase the file in the clipboard and it returns to its original location.
I have also had problems copying text from notepad to Firefox or any Internet Exploer that is. If I directly copy from the notepad into Firefox it works. However only once. I cannot paste multiple texts sometimes. If I change between my applications too much before I paste, I lose the information. However I can copy and paste the same line of text in notepad endlessly if I don't change programs. I am very confused with this. Could it be the Windows XP I received just has a bug there? If so shoud I reinstall Windows ontop of the current one, preferably without removing any programs from my C: partition? (can this be done while in windows?). I do'nt think it's a problem with my RAM since no other memory problems have been encountered.
Thanks for your time. I have never ran into/heard of a problem like this before.
Edited by qbogus, 20 August 2005 - 01:58 PM.