Windows XP Services

ClipBook - Windows XP Service

Enables ClipBook Viewer to store information and share it with remote computers. If the service is stopped, ClipBook Viewer will not be able to share information with remote computers. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Manual Manual Disabled Disabled
Professional Manual Manual Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:ClipBook
Service name:ClipSrv
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The ClipBook service runs as LocalSystem in its own process. It does not share an executable file with other services. If the ClipBook fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the ClipSrv service has failed to start.


ClipBook will not start, if the Network DDE service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for ClipBook

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreClipBookWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the clipsrv.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.

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