Snipping Tool/Sticky Notes Cannot Start

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by edde, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. edde

    edde Guest

    I just noticed today that when I try to run the Snipping Tool, I get this
    error:

    THE SNIPPING TOOL IS NOT WORKING ON YOUR COMPUTER RIGHT NOW. RESTART YOUR
    COMPUTER, AND THEN TRY AGAIN. IF THE PROBLEM PERSISTS, CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM
    ADMINISTRATOR.

    I've been running Vista Ultimate for about a year now, and installed SP1
    this week.

    Restarting doesn't fix, I've also tried adding/removing the TABLET PC
    OPTIONAL COMPONENTS in the Windows Features On/Off control panel. This
    doesn't help. I even went to the extreme of uninstalling SP1 to no avail.

    I also notice that I get the same error as above with Sticky Notes:

    Sticky Notes IS NOT WORKING ON YOUR COMPUTER RIGHT NOW. RESTART YOUR
    COMPUTER, AND THEN TRY AGAIN. IF THE PROBLEM PERSISTS, CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM
    ADMINISTRATOR.(80004005)

    And Windows Journal too!

    WINDOWS JOURNAL CANNOT START. THERE WAS AN ERROR INITIALIZING INKING
    COMPONENTS.

    The ONLY function in the Tablet PC that works is Tablet PC Input Panel. Well
    it runs, but neither of the TOOLS or HELP pull down menus work.

    I've seen others with the same Snipping Tool error while searching google,
    but never found a fix. For some people they had to reinstal the whole OS,
    but even then the errors came back after a while.

    HELP!
     
    edde, Mar 23, 2008
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  2. edde

    floydlawson Guest


    Make sure you have Tablet PC Optional Components feature turned on.

    MGP
     
    floydlawson, Mar 24, 2008
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  3. edde

    Bob Guest

    What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed?
     
    Bob, Mar 24, 2008
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  4. edde

    edde Guest

     
    edde, Mar 24, 2008
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  5. edde

    edde Guest

    Where do you do this? As mentioned (see above from my original post), I have
    tried adding/removing the Tablet PC Optional Componenets in the "Turn
    Windoes Features On or Off".
    I've removed, it then rebooted, added it, rebooted same problem. Is there
    another place to do this?
     
    edde, Mar 24, 2008
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  6. edde

    edde Guest

    I am using the Windows Firewall, and I run Windows Defender and Housecall
    online Anti Virus when I think I may have viruses.
    I don't run any full time AV (they are junk), and haven't had a virus show
    up in 10 years.
     
    edde, Mar 24, 2008
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  7. edde

    edde Guest

    I may have fixed it.
    I opened MS Outlook and rand the OFFICE DIAGNOSTICS, and that seem to have
    fixed the problem.
    Now let's see how long it lasts.
     
    edde, Mar 24, 2008
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  8. edde

    Bob Guest

    Why do you say that?

    and haven't had a virus show
    You have been fortunate but you are taking an unnecessary risk.
    It possible your current problem is the result of a virus.
     
    Bob, Mar 24, 2008
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  9. edde

    crazydude007 Guest

    crazydude007, Mar 24, 2008
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  10. edde

    edde Guest

    Hah, no, I've use my machine 12hrs a day, and have been for more than 10
    years surfing everywhere and I see no need for full time av. Why? Because I
    can spot malware a mile away! I know exactly what should be in my task
    manager and registry.

    In fact, most of my friends run full time antivirus programs, yet when I
    visit, I usually find 2 or 3 viruses or trojans on their machines that their
    av programs have missed.

    If I suspect something looks suspicious on my machine, I will run housecall
    online scanner, and something like super anti spyware. 99.9% of the time
    they find nothing. AV software just bogs down the OS, and can cause more
    trouble than they fix. My sis works as a tech support person for a computer
    company, and she said 70% of their tech support problems are due to full
    time AV software.

    It's just like anything, you just have to put some thought and effort into
    what you are doing.

    And it turned out my problem wasn't due to a virus. It was some sort of
    glitch with Vista SP1 and Office/Outlook (which is remedied now).
     
    edde, Mar 24, 2008
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  11. edde

    Dave Guest

    In the Start - search box, type snip
     
    Dave, Mar 24, 2008
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  12. edde

    EPHS IT Guest

    Umm I don't have Office 2007, this happened after vista sp1 install,
    specifically after May updates is when I noticed it.
    I used Outlook 2003's detect and repair will this do the same thing??
    Help I love my snipping tool.
     
    EPHS IT, May 16, 2008
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  13. edde

    Silverstar Guest

    I did that, looked under accessories, and I can't find it. I'm running home
    premium 32 bit.
     
    Silverstar, Jun 26, 2008
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  14. edde

    Silverstar Guest

    I've done this, and looked in accessories. I don't find it.
     
    Silverstar, Jun 26, 2008
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  15. edde

    Dave Guest

    Go to Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features
    on the left side, click on "Turn Windows features on or off"
    Make sure there's a checkmark in front of [x] Tablet PC Optional Components"

    the snipping tool is part of that.
     
    Dave, Jun 26, 2008
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  16. edde

    Silverstar Guest

    Thanks, that did it. Why isn't it on by default?
     
    Silverstar, Jun 26, 2008
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  17. edde

    Nonny Guest

    Because.
     
    Nonny, Jun 26, 2008
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  18. edde

    Dave Guest

    I don't know... I thought it was on by default, but I've been using Vista
    for 16 months now, so I don't recall.

    I personally use the free Gadwin Printscreen.
    http://www.gadwin.com/download/


    --
    Vista Home Premium 32 SP1
    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview


     
    Dave, Jun 26, 2008
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    jlm1968 Guest

    By accident and while expierincing the same problem i read that others
    could not ink in windows journal. I never used journal and to see if i
    had the same problem i opened the program at which time it notified me
    that i had to install the "Journal Note Writer Print Driver." Once this
    was automatically done, i could ink in journal. Now i can ink in all
    the other programs, i.e outlook, word and stickey notes opens and works.
    Hope this solves the problem for others
     
    jlm1968, Jun 23, 2009
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  20. Undo that which you did to turn off Tablet PC functions. The snipping tool
    is a part thereof.
     
    Richard Urban, Jun 24, 2009
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