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In ESPN Fantasy Football, a team owner can pre-rank players that are to be drafted. There are two ways to do this. One is via a "drag and drop" list of names (in Java?) and the other is a straight fill in the blanks with numerals.  I am unable to even access drag and drop, when I attempt to, I am kicked over to the other method.

ESPN says to lower my security settings and update Java.  I am using Norton Protection Center and have Java 2 v.1.6.0.  I have shut off virtually every security feature I know of and still am not able to access the drag and drop feature.

Any suggestions appreciated.
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You forgot to provide several details that would be useful:

(1) What OS are you using (XP?)
(2) Which web browser (Internet Explorer? which version?)

In any case, if you're using IE, you could try Firefox as a workaround, or vice versa.

To fix it in general terms, I would suggest, in IE7:

Tools -> Internet Options -> (Browsing History) Settings -> View Objects
Examine anything in that list that relates to ESPN or Java and right-click and select "Remove". If it fails to remove it then go into "Add/Remove Programs" control panel and uninstall the corresponding entry there.
Then reinstall the latest Java runtime (v1.6.x I think) from http://jdl.sun.com/webapps/getjava/BrowserRedirect?locale=en&host=www.java.com
Finally visit the ESPN again and let it reinstall the Java applet they use.

Another thing that may help is to clear the cache and delete all cookies.
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Using XP and IE7.  I removed all the Java and ESPN related items from my list as you suggested.  Then reinstalled latest Java 1.6x and visited ESPN again and got no better results.  I also deleted cookies prior to doing this.  

Is Norton Protection Center part of the problem too?  I've turned off every type of security on it and that doesn't seem to make any difference either.
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r-k

I tried Firefox and that makes it work.  Thanks for your input. Answer accepted and appreciated.
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