Copy and Paste

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Paul U, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Paul U

    Paul U Guest

    I use a Compaq Presario 6000 running Windows XP SP2. Over a period of a few
    weeks recently the 'copy and paste' facility has started to occasionally,
    and apparently randomly, drop information.

    If pasting the same text, one out of every five times or so the text will be
    replaced with a single letter or number. For example 'RG8/5643 Folio8' will
    be replaced by '1' for no apparent reason. I had thought this was specific
    to a family tree program in which I do a number of repetitive entries, but
    it has recently also happened in MS Word on several occasions. Complete loss
    of the text being copied has also occurred - when pressing 'paste', there's
    nothing there!

    Is there any way to check this? Is it more likely to be a software or a
    hardware problem?
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    Paul U, Dec 4, 2008
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    Baron Guest

    Paul U Inscribed thus:

    > I use a Compaq Presario 6000 running Windows XP SP2. Over a period of
    > a few weeks recently the 'copy and paste' facility has started to
    > occasionally,
    > and apparently randomly, drop information.
    >
    > If pasting the same text, one out of every five times or so the text
    > will be replaced with a single letter or number. For example 'RG8/5643
    > Folio8' will be replaced by '1' for no apparent reason. I had thought
    > this was specific to a family tree program in which I do a number of
    > repetitive entries, but it has recently also happened in MS Word on
    > several occasions. Complete loss of the text being copied has also
    > occurred - when pressing 'paste', there's nothing there!
    >
    > Is there any way to check this? Is it more likely to be a software or
    > a hardware problem?


    More probably a memory issue. Get Memtest <memtest.org> and run it for
    a while !

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    Baron, Dec 4, 2008
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