I suggest you perform BOTH of the steps below. You'll find the new Script Engine from the link below will update the installed version.:
Click on the link to Sun's Java below, then click on the ''Download JRE 5.0 Update 6'' download link that is in the ''JRE 5.0 Update 6 includes the JVM technology'' section. Download the full ''Windows Offline Installation'' file to your desktop,(about 15 MB), scan it with your antivirus (just to be sure it's clean). ONce that's done, if you've already got a Sun Java version on the computer, open the Control Panel, double click on the "Add/Remove Programs" section, then uninstall all previous version of the J2SE Java listed there. Once that's done, then install Java 1.5 from the downloaded installer.
AFter that, download and install the updated Script engine from the appropriate link below:
Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 2000 and XP
At the link above, you'll need to validate your version of XP which isn't a problem as long as its legal.
After everything is installed, then open the Control Panel, double click on the ''Internet Options'' icon, then click on the ''Advanced'' tab. When that loads, scroll down to the ''Java(Sun)'' section and make sure there is a CHECK mark next to: ''Use Java,....''. Click on Apply. Then scroll to the ''Multimedia'' section and place a CHECK mark in the ''Play Sounds In Web Pages'', ''Play videos in Web Pages'', & ''Show pictures'' box and UNCHECK the box next to ''Show download Placeholders:'', then click on Apply, then Ok.
Hope this helps..
My work computer now has XP Pro w SP2 on it. If I remember correctly an install which includes SP2 as a part of it does not have the MS Java. If I read your early posts, I should install someone elses Java [sun???] and you gave a version. If you get a chance can you repost it here. I'll read it at work.
A lot of work ahead with only a 3GB boot partition. LOL