I don't have any experience with limewire. All I can tell is that I recently downloaded and installed Java on a fresh install of Windows 98 without any problems. It came from http://www.java.com/en/download/, latest version (5.0.6).
I had no compatability errors, and nothing to click on.
All I can advice at the moment: uninstall it from Config Panel, and try a new download.
after downloading limewire, got a message that i needed to get java also. attempted to download java and now getting compatibility errors with java. running windows 98. limewire loaded with no problems. when i click on java, it keeps taking me back to their web site and says to refresh web site to continue download. i do that and just says to download java now. turns into a viscious cycle. any input would be appreciated. thanx