I allowed the recent Windows and MS Office updates to install on my Windows 7 system this past week.
After re-booting, the Snipping Tool would no longer work.
I backed off all the updates; then reinstalled all but those three associated with MS Office 2007 security updates and rebooted.
The snipping tool was operational again.
I have not seen any other indication that others experienced this problem. I have still not re-installed the three updates associated with MS Office 2007 security.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed at this point?