Paste Results in a Black Box After You Save the Clipboard Image

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If you capture the screen contents, save the clipboard contents using ClipBook Viewer (CLIPBRD.EXE), and then paste the clipboard contents into an application, a black box appears instead on the screen capture.


Saving the clipboard image creates a device independent bitmap (DIB) of the clipboard contents. This new image becomes the clipboard default.


To workaround this problem:
  • From the Edit menu, choose Paste Special instead of Paste, and then choose Bitmap.

    NOTE: Note all applications contain Paste Special functionality.

  • If you pasted the clipboard image into a document before you saved the image, copy the image from the application to the clipboard by pressing ALT+PRINTSCREEN. This overrides the DIB image.

  • Capture the screen again.

  • Upgrade to Windows NT version 3.51.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.5. This problem was corrected in Windows NT version 3.51.


Article ID: 132363 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
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