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    Hello all. I've been having some issues getting Java to work. After I had a virus problem I decided to update my Java since I had a couple of fairly old versions installed. I proceeded to uninstall them via the control panel then I installed the latest version. Unfortunately Java won't work at all now. Even though I repeatedly installed and re-installed Java it doesn't activate when I try to access pages that use it. This happens both with IE and Firefox. When I tried to access the Java icon in the control panel XP would tell me that a registry key for one of the old versions I had uninstalled was missing. I tried to re-install the old version in question, but to no avail. Then I downloaded JavaRa, which removed all prior versions of Java, herein the aforementioned Java icon in the control panel, but Java still refuses to work.

    I hope you guys can help me! Thanks!

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    Are you talking about the java plugin? What versions of java?
    Does the java command work in a command prompt?

    Please copy exact text of any error messages.
    With the above additional info maybe someone can help you.
    I've had trouble getting plugins to work with earlier versions of java but not lately.

    If you know how to use the regedit program, use it to export your java plugin entry.
    My entry is as follows:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Plug-in]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Plug-in\1.4.1]
    "JavaHome"="C:\\Program Files\\Java\\j2re1.4.1"
    "UseJava2IExplorer"=dword:00000001
    "HideSystemTrayIcon"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Plug-in\1.5.0_04]
    "JavaHome"="C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.5.0_04"
    "UseJava2IExplorer"=dword:00000001
    "HideSystemTrayIcon"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Plug-in\1.6.0_02]
    "JavaHome"="D:\\Java\\jre1.6.0_02"
    "UseJava2IExplorer"=dword:00000001
    "HideSystemTrayIcon"=dword:00000001
    Not sure where the registry entry is for the browsers. Two of my browsers use version 1.5 and one uses 1.6
    Last edited by Norm; 08-18-2008 at 05:22 PM.

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    Yes, I am talking about the Java browser plugin. It is the newest version, which is 6 update 7. I need to use it to access my university's intranet. I realize I am perhaps in the wrong forum and this isn't exactly tech support per say, but I haven't been able to find any solutions elsewhere.

    I don't get any specific errors, the Java plugin just doesn't load and my browsers inform me that I need the plugin installed, even though I have. The error message I got when trying to double click the Java icon on the control panel was that XP couldn't find the registry key which belonged to an older version of Java. As mentioned, I tried to re-install that particular old version of Java (which I had uninstalled), but it did not solve the issue.

    Here is my Java reg:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit]
    "CurrentVersion"="1.6"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit\1.6.0_07]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit\1.6.0_07\MSI]
    "INSTALLDIR"="C:\\Programmer\\Java\\jdk1.6.0_0 7\\"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment]
    "CurrentVersion"="1.6"
    "sponsorsoffered"="SP3;SP3;SP3;SP3;SP3;SP3;SP3 ;"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.6.0_07]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.6.0_07\MSI]
    "INSTALLDIR"="C:\\Programmer\\Java\\jre1.6.0_0 7\\"
    "SYSTRAY"="1"
    "EULA"="0"
    "IEXPLORER"="1"
    "MOZILLA"="1"
    "JAVAUPDATE"="1"
    "AUTOUPDATECHECK"="1"
    "JU"="1"
    "OEMUPDATE"=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]
    "EnableJavaUpdate"=dword:00000001
    "EnableAutoUpdateCheck"=dword:00000001
    "NotifyDownload"=dword:00000001
    "NotifyInstall"=dword:00000000
    "Frequency"=dword:01170000
    "UpdateSchedule"=dword:0000000e
    "LastUpdateBeginTime"="Thu, 30 Aug 2007 12:58:01 GMT"
    "LastUpdateFinishTime"="Thu, 30 Aug 2007 13:36:42 GMT"
    "PromptAutoUpdateCheck"=dword:00000001
    "Country"="DK"
    "PostStatusUrl"="https://sjremetrics.java.com/b/ss//6"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Prefs]

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    Your registry doesn't appear to have the plugin entry:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Plug-in]
    No idea what that means.

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    The Java plug-in should be bundled with the Java Runtime Environment.

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    If you're real brave, take my registry entry above(with extension of .reg), correct it to point to the locations in your system and merge it into your registry. No idea what this will do. I've done things like this and have never killed my system and have sometimes made progress.

    Otherwise, uninstall everything and try reinstall.
    Good luck.

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