On this Windows 10 machine, from time to time the clipboard goes really wonky. Not only can I not paste anything, but just trying to copy can cause apps like Edge to blow up. Restarting the machine solves the problem, but feels like overkill to me. I'm one of those people who has a lot of things open that I will "get to" in the next week or so, and they don't all re-open after a restart.
I'm comfortable at a command prompt, or using the services app or task manager, so if there was a process I could reset or restart that would give me my clipboard back, I'd be really happy.
FWIW there is no VPN or remote desktop involved here. I'm just bumping along, using my machine, running assorted Office things, lots of browsers, Slack, Skype, Discord, a bunch of Notepad, and after a while I notice I no longer have a clipboard.