Ctrl C and Ctrl V not working

Hello, somehow I have managed to disable the shortcuts for cutting and pasting. I can only do it manually through the menu bar. I cannot Ctrl C or Ctrl V anymore - nothing happens! What have I done? Please help.

thanks
Nicole
(am using Word 2003)

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Annoying problem if you rely 100% on keyboard shortcuts!  I had the same problem and the fix is very easy.  You will need to uninstall your keyboard driver and restart your computer and your CTRL keys will function once again.  To do this:

1)  Click Start
2)  Control Panel
3)  Printers and Other Hardware
4)  Keyboard
5)  In the Keyboard Properties window, click Hardware
6)  Click Properties
7)  Click Driver
8)  Click Uninstall, click OK
9)  Restart your Computer

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Hello nicbar35,

 Thank you for your reply back!

 Is this only happening in Microsoft Word or does this also occur in other programs like 'Notepad"?  I went to Microsoft Word support and am showing commands listed below.  Again, if only happening within Word, I would suggest going to site listed.

Keyboard shortcuts for Word and support:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HP051866641033.aspx?pid=CH060831551033

Character and paragraph formatting
To do this Press

Copy formatting from text.

CTRL+SHIFT+C

Apply copied formatting to text.

CTRL+SHIFT+V


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