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Sun Java J2SE 1.4.2_06

After I installed this to use in place of Microsoft VM I have experienced shut down problems with my "Windows 98SE".It reaches the "windows is shutting down" screen and freezes.I did not have any prior shut down problems before installing the Sun Java. My browser is IE6.0SP1

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Welcome to the club

I found the same issue with my w98 ie6sp1.

In my case I found this problem occured if I accessed the java control panel.

If I did NOT access the jcp then the machine would shutdown proper.

Accessing the jcp does not show up as a task but it does show up as a process.

That process seems to be what shutdown was having a problem with.

I tried a reload of java (great fun on d/u) no help.
I tried a process killer....no help

I then found that java sites did not display proper. (slightly fuzzy)

Bottom line the product went to the S-can.

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Bob....

I was just coming back to post what worked for me,not expecting someone else to have similar frustrations.I was advised to "remove" my present version and install the new updated version.It is available here http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp The one to download is located close to bottom of page shown as "JRE5.0 Update 1". Good luck P.S. after you install with IE open go to tools\int.opts\advanced\microsoft VM and "uncheck" the setting.

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Thanks for the info.

Some day I'll revisit the java issue.

I can't help but wonder if the rush to sjava is like the rush to firefox.

Much ADO about nothing for most folks.

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My decision...

was based on the "security"isue,and the fact that Microsoft was no longer supporting their VM.I have seen no difference in operation or performance,although I am not a big "gamer" or anything like that.

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