Copy past error : Connot open the Clipboard : Excel 2010 on windows 10

Hi,

When trying to copy past cells in Excel i get the rror message : Cannot open the clipboard.

Then I click ok and I'm able to past the data.

But I have this error message very often like each 10 copy.

I already tried the following : 

Disable Skype plugin in browsers and outlook

Check for RDPclip.exe and kill it

Update adobe reader

Check if an HP printer is installed

None of the above solve the probleme.

Environement : 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - Windows 10 Enterprise 64 Bits

Microsoft Office 2010 with SP1 - 32 bits

Can you please assist ? 

Answer
Answer

Try Clipboard Owner Debug

This too helps you find the offending program that's not releasing the clipboard.

It's a console tool that monitors the clipboard and list the programs that're using the clipboard.

Clipboard Owner Debug

http://pretentiousname.com/miscsoft/#ClipboardOwnerDebug


Usage:
  ClipboardOwnerDebug.exe <poll interval in milliseconds>

Example (will poll every 100ms i.e. 10 times a second):
  ClipboardOwnerDebug.exe 100

Sample report:

C:\Users\Ramesh>"C:\Users\Ramesh\Desktop\ClipboardOwnerDebug.exe" 100ms
(         0 ms) Clipboard data last set by PID:  1904 Process: explorer.exe    Class: Progman -- 4 formats
(        16 ms) Clipboard not in use.
(      4969 ms) Clipboard data last set by PID:  1904 Process: explorer.exe    Class: Edit -- 4 formats
(     17281 ms) Clipboard data last set without owner. (Simple data.) -- 4 formats
(     23000 ms) Clipboard data last set by PID:  1668 Process: notepad.exe     Class: Edit -- 4 formats
(     84110 ms) Clipboard in use           PID:  4552 Process: WINWORD.EXE     Class: CLIPBRDWNDCLASS
(     84250 ms) Clipboard data last set by PID:  4552 Process: WINWORD.EXE     Class: CLIPBRDWNDCLASS -- 17 formats
(     84250 ms) Clipboard not in use.
(     95500 ms) Clipboard data last set by PID:  6700 Process: chrome.exe      Class: Chrome_MessageWindow -- 5 formats
(    111610 ms) Clipboard data last set without owner. (Simple data.) -- 4 formats
(    178985 ms) Clipboard data last set by PID:  6700 Process: chrome.exe      Class: Chrome_MessageWindow -- 6 formats

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