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Java plug-in problem.

This is not strictly a security prob. but it is to do with programs that can be a prob. and I am not getting a reply in the WIN 95/98 forum.

I am running win98se

When trying to enter a discussion room on a humor research site I got the following message:

Java plug-in 1.4.2_03 not installed properly.

I clicked on OK, and get the next message:

Applets in this HTML page requires a version of Java different to the one the browser is using. In order to run the applets a new browser session is required.
Press yes to start a new browser session.

I still can't enter the discussion room and after I have clicked NO to starting a new session a small grey box tells me:

Java plug-in detected JRE collission (bad spelling not mine)

This now also happens when I go to a frequently used, "Places to start surfing the web", but if I click NO to start a new browser session the: Java plug-in detected JRE collission, still shows but makes no difference, that I have detected, in me using the search engines on that site.

I have looked in search for files etc and found a number of entries starting with C\:Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03 so I presume I have the right plug-in installed.

Any ideas please.

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Re:Java plug-in problem.

Hi Basil,

is a PITA to post a reply - tried already several times - fingers crossed - it will work NOW Happy

click here

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[NT] Thanks M. Just got home from a party, let you know if it is fixed tomorrow.


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(NT) Basil, tell about the party... that would be interesting ;)
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(NT) GlennL is the same person as Glenn Lawson ?? Just curious : )


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Re:(NT) GlennL is the same person as Glenn Lawson ?? Just curious : )

Sharp eye you have! Yes, I was experimenting with a new name and did not realize it would change my previous posts name. Anyway I will probably change back. It was not my intention to disguise myself. Wink Could not if I wanted as my writing is recognizable with the southern drawl. Grin


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Re:(NT) Basil, tell about the party... that would be interesting ;)

Not really Glenn it was a party for a 60 year old and he is younger than myself. I am too old for parties of the type you envisage - or so my wife tells me.

Too old for parties.

I miss the noisy, smoke-filled rooms,
pregnant with semi-intent,
and not knowing where I will awake.


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No good

Hi marianna, I followed the instructions to the letter but when I tried to install the download, half way through, a box appeared saying something about the installer making a mistake. (sorry I didn't record it as I thought It would appear when I tried to install again)

However on the second attempt, instead of having the two options: Install and uninstall, the first had changed to "modify". I carried on and was told that the installation wizard had done its work and I should restart my computer. This I did, but nothing changed, the initial problem still remains.

I suspect that I have a faulty installer.?? Can anyone suggest further action.


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Basil, maybe it's best to uninstall

the version you have ? If you also have jv16 powertools run it - so, there is nothing left. Then download a new copy and install it.

Download this one:

Download J2SE v 1.4.2_04 JRE
32-bit/64-bit for Windows/Linux/Solaris

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Re:Basil, maybe it's best to uninstall

Marianna, I don't have jv16 powertools ? How do I get It?

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(NT) Basil - look in your inbox !


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Basil, I just found a link ......
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Re:Basil, I just found a link ......

That worked. I now have a fully functional Java plug-in.

Thanks Marianna.

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(NT) Basil - You're Welcome :)


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