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#1 mikem3

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:26 AM

Hi to all who know more than me.

My computer which is an ACER Aspire T180 with
AMD 64 Dual Processor, running XP Pro, has started
giving problems.

I tried to copy text from a PDF form and got the
message, "An error occurred when trying to copy.
An internal error".


I was holding the left mouse button down and highlighting
the text, it highlighted ok but wouldn't copy. When I went
to another peogramme and tried there, it wouldn't even
highlight the text.

I scanned the PC, cleaned the registry and rebooted.

Tried again and managed to copy two pieces of text,
when I tried the third time, I got the same message.

I am fairly technical and am OK at fixing PCs normally
by finding the obvious, but this I think is a software/
operating system fault.

Any suggestions will be greatly received.

Thank you.

Mike

Edited by mikem3, 13 July 2011 - 06:29 AM.


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#2 BrainyTehBrain

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:45 AM

This error seems to occur when the ClipBook service is not running (Windows XP). What to do?

- assuming you have Admin priviledges, open the Control Panel and go to Administrative Tools->Services
- the ClipBook service has two dependent services which may not be running: Network DDE & Network DDE DSDM
- if both are running you should be able to double-click on the ClipBook service, set starup type to Automatic, press Apply and then Start; you are done!
- if neither is running ensure that you start Network DDE DSDM first and then Network DDE; then perform the above step

Source: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3475106

Also, cleaning the registry isn't recommended here as it can lead to unintended results and has no benefits at all.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:41 AM

This error seems to occur when the ClipBook service is not running (Windows XP). What to do?

- assuming you have Admin priviledges, open the Control Panel and go to Administrative Tools->Services
- the ClipBook service has two dependent services which may not be running: Network DDE & Network DDE DSDM
- if both are running you should be able to double-click on the ClipBook service, set starup type to Automatic, press Apply and then Start; you are done!
- if neither is running ensure that you start Network DDE DSDM first and then Network DDE; then perform the above step

Source: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3475106

Also, cleaning the registry isn't recommended here as it can lead to unintended results and has no benefits at all.

You beat me to the draw on the Registry Cleaning. Why so many people believe that is going to solve their problems, I do not know. Any benefit derived is minimal at best, and they are risking their computer not booting next time by allowing any 3rd party software to mess with it.

Edited by USN Vet, 13 July 2011 - 11:42 AM.

Feel free to ignore my comment, just another user !

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:38 PM

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.
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