copy/paste and drag/drop problem in 98se

  greybeard 20:04 21 Jul 2009
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Running win98se on GA-5AX mobo/AMD 6-2/500 with 128Mb ram and 2Gb hdd.

If I open wordpad, I can create a document that I can save into "my docs".
But I can't then copy/paste it into any other file, nor can I drag and drop files.
Nor can I copy and paste from a cd using windows explorer, though I can run programs from the cd
Also, I can't drag a short cut from the desktop onto the quick launch taskbar.

Any suggestions ?

  brundle 20:20 21 Jul 2009

Sounds like the clipboard isn't working. Install Clipboard viewer and see if anything you cut or copy appears there; click here

  woodchip 20:49 21 Jul 2009

with that kind of setup you are limited, it may work by waiting a long time but doubt it. I think you Computer Hardware is very very low spec. As you do not say the size of the Doc, have you tried with a small file copy/paste? You are low power every where you look with regards your computer

  woodchip 20:50 21 Jul 2009

You could go to run and type SFC press enter, it may ask for 98cd

  greybeard 23:32 21 Jul 2009

"Small is bootiful" sometimes, so I took the coward's way out and did a clean install of 98.
Thanks for your help, and I'll use that method to try getting drivers installed.
I've learnt a lot by the experience.
John

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