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JAVA REINSTALL


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ktwister

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I am having major problems with a java reinstall. I was away from the house for about a week. Upon arrival home, I noticed that java was acting improperly. I checked my Java folder under Program Files, and noticed it was missing. I tried downloading from Sun Microsystems, Java Ver.6, Update 12, and after downloading, tried re-installing, only to get the message, "This software has already been installed on your computer. Would you like to reinstall it ?
After answering, "yes", I receive the message, "This action is only valid for products that are currently installed."
There are no Java entries under the ADD/REMOVE Programs. I clicked the Java icon in the Control Panel, and noticed according to the message that it is missing the file javacpl.exe from the jre6 folder that is SUPPOSED to be there in the Java folder, and does not startup. Please advise for reinstall/FIX ?
I would like to avoid a system restore.
thanks!
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Major Payne

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Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

Instructions about this utility under Java's "Removal instructions".

Test whether Java is working - http://www.java.com/...help/testvm.xml

Java Help Center - http://www.java.com/en/download/help/

Do I have Java? - http://www.java.com/.......t=jre&try=1

Java for Windows - Firefox/Mozilla - http://www.java.com/...www.java.com:80

Java Downloads for All Operating Systems - http://www.java.com/...load/manual.jsp

General Questions (FAQs) - http://www.java.com/...dex_general.xml

Error Messages - http://www.java.com/...index_error.xml

Edited by Major Payne, 22 February 2009 - 11:11 PM.

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ktwister

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If you would've ACTUALLY READ my problem, you would understand that I have already attempted ALL of the procedures that your AUTO-REPLY covers, and that I needed a little more expertise from someone who KNOWS Java. Obviously, you have no idea, and I am just wasting my time in this forum judging by the hasty and completely unhelpful auto-reply you have left me. I saw another person who started a post that received the same auto-reply. Is it just that nobody here knows Java or what?
I'll try another forum with an ACTUAL suggestion. Hope you met your quota~! :)
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Well, are you just the nicest poster! Such as nice reply. I put the two important links at the top for helping you to uninstall Java. The other links are to help you as the Java Help Center has covered pretty much the same problems you are having and you obviously were so smug with your witty reply that you didn't take the time to go through them.

Unlike you, I did your your original post, but you didn't read mine throughly or you would have a solution by now. Strange you consider my reply hasty. Most people posting want someone on their problem immediately.

It's not a matter of knowing Java as you are not asking for help with a Java programming problem. Guess you don't know the difference. Re: " I am having major problems with a java reinstall."

I actually don't have a quota. :)
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I am having the same problems as well. Anytime I try to run a Java applet it says Java is not installed. So when I go to Sun to try to reinstall it, it gives me the message "This software has already been installed. Do you want to reinstall it?" I click Yes. Then it says "This action is only valid for products that are currently installed." Well, DUH, stupid computer, you just told me it was already installed, so where the [bleep] is it? And the program quits.

I've looked in the control panel. No Java icon.
I've tried using the Microsoft Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. Java does not show up as one of the 'problems' to be fixed.

I've checked the settings in both of the browsers I use (MSIE 8, and Firefox 3.5.3) and all of the appropriate check boxes are in fact checked. So now I don't know what to try in order to get Java rolling again. Any ideas and/or suggestions would be helpful. I tried the links in the second post, and followed the steps, but none of them solved my problem. Any other ideas?
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Direct to: Traven

Please start your own topic
Although your issue may seem similar there can be other factors that may need to be resolved.
By bumping on someone's topic it makes it confusing for the tech to understand who they are helping. This can in turn cause the wrong support to be given and can cause instability or worse to happen to your system. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please download JavaRa from the link in my signature below to your desktop and unzip it to its own folder
* Run JavaRa.exe, pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.
* Accept any prompts.
* Open JavaRa.exe again and select Search For Updates.
* Select Update Using Sun Java's Website then click Search and click on the Open Webpage button. Download and install the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version for your computer.

Please post the results in your topic and we will continue from there.
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