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This is affecting just one computer of many I have access to, all running Windows XP Professional. I copy a selection from an image in MSPaint then paste into Wordpad. I save, close and reopen and the image and any text after it is gone. The image selection is generally small in size.

  • I can do exactly the same operation on the other computers and everything works fine.
  • I found one example of someone else on the internet having the same problem but he didn't get a solution.
  • A program we use that uses a richtextbox is exhibiting the same problem, again only on this computer.
  • Finally MS Word is also installed and it has no problems.
  • It doesn't happen ALL the time just most of the time and it only seems to have started recently
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If you cannot recreate the conditions exactly every time, then it is likely that you are not understanding the problem correctly. – user3463 Oct 11 '10 at 21:38
That's true but so far it's the bug that's reproducible not normal behaviour, that happens on a seemingly random basis. – user52032 Oct 11 '10 at 21:56

I have a similar issue with a machine here. I found that by first putting in a different image (hand drew a picture in mspaint, cut and paste part of it into the wordpad doc), it would allow me to use the other images (.jpg from a camera).

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In my case, I encountered the problem when I was trying to copy and paste images of file formats other than BMP (bitmap).

Later I converted those image files (.jpg, .jpeg, .png etc) to .bmp (bitmap) format, copied them to Wordpad, and saved it.

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