"Cannot open Clipboard"

my 2010 Excel is locking up...I'm getting a pop up before "Cannot open Clipboard", after that I cannot save my worksheet and it stop responding.
 

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Last updated December 4, 2018 Views 75,283 Applies to:
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Try to open Excel in  safe mode. If you can open Excel fine in  safe mode, then disable the Add-ins in Excel.

Follow the steps to open Excel in safe mode.

Go to Start->click on all programs-> Accessories-> Run->

Type Excel /safe and click on ok (Note: there should be a space between excel and /)

How to disable Add-ins in Excel 2010:-

Step1: Click the File Tab in Excel 2010 and Click Excel Options.

Step2: In the left hand side of the Excel Options dialog box, click Add-Ins.

Step3: Under ‘Manage’ Click the COM Add-ins

Step4: Uncheck all the Add-Ins listed under COM Add-ins.

Step5: Click close and restart Excel.

Also refer the link and try to empty the clipboard and check if it helps.

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-SG/officeinstall/thread/d0239f09-cb2d-4300-b19d-603795f909b7

Note: The thread link refers to Excel 2007, but the same can be used for Excel 2010 as well.

 


Ganesh Kumar N

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