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By janstie ·
I've just completed a Windows 95 install plus simple applications (MS Works, paperport, Sidekick 9 for the umptisquath time, on an old AST 486. It's on a small NT 4 client server network (about 5 machines max) and logs on successfully and can access resources elswhere on the network.

This time, however, in everything but notepad, it won't allow cutting and pasting, nor can you drag and drop in Explorer, or on the Desktop! Furthermore, it cannot access the the list of domain users in orderto share / give permissions to others to access its printer and drive. It works OK assigning passworded access via share level control, but this is some weird problem which I have not yet found a solution to (even using MS Technet). I have a sneakyfeeling in the back of my mind that it could be memory, but I done't know why!

Anyone out there know the answer?

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by SyscoKid In reply to No cut & paste or drag & ...

Check these previously asked questions. The drag & drop/Cut & paste issue comes up frequently:

http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?src=search&thread_id=9710

http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?%20src=search&thread_id=12746

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by janstie In reply to No cut & paste or drag & ...

The solution was simpler than I thought it would be! Installing SP2 for Internet Explorer 4.01 did the trick. SP2 does incorporate the Desktop Update referred to in the above reference(ID=9710). Thanks.

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by diskfailure In reply to No cut & paste or drag & ...

I have had this happen on two of my machines in the past. On one of them I couldn?t even move an icon on the desktop. The suggestions given to me were as follows.
Uninstall and reinstall the clipboard from the Win98 CD.
Try a library update from http://www.microsoft.com/NTServer/nts/downloads/recommended/
And also if your running IE4.0 or 5.0 the install the IE5.0 SP
Another option was to use Office clean from the Office disk and then reinstalling Office.
Sad to report that none of these fixed my problem, only a format and complete reinstall worked for me. Good Luck

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by OTL In reply to No cut & paste or drag & ...

If answer #1 does not work and you have to resort to answer #2 try loading each software package and verifying the feature you want are available. When they are no longer available you have found the problem, uninstall and see if it goes away.

Good Luck!

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