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jjinfla
07-28-2002, 05:25 AM
My computer will not open Java Aplets (sp). I am running Windows 98 with AOL 7.0. I have been going round and round with the techs at AOL, all of whom are really trying to be helpful, but I still can't get it to run. I went to microsoft.com/java and downloaded the latest version of explorer 4.01. I was also at http://java.sun.com/getjava/ and downloaded the java plugin. When I did that the little aplet that tells me I did it right opened but I still can't open Java aplets anywhere else. It appears that I have the software in my computer but it is not activated? I went to control panel, add/remove, and clicked on "microsoft internet explorer 6 and tools" and then clicked "restore to previous version". Still no good. Prior to that I ran the repair internet explorer. These were all suggestions through AOL help. Thanks. Jake~~~now I remember why I got out of computer maintenance way back in 1972.

9 Ball Girl
07-28-2002, 09:29 AM
I, too, am running Windows 98 and AOL 7 with DSL. Around 4 months ago, things started to go downhill while I was online. Same problem as you. I would download Java based apps without a hitch but somehow AOL will still not open up certain things. I emailed the techs, spoke to them, and still nothing. This only happens to me when I use Explorer (I currently have ver. 6) and when I try to browse anything through AOL itself.

Have you tried downloading Netscape 7? Netscape is owned by AOL but I do not have any problems when I use it. As a matter of fact, I think I'm going to go with Verizon DSL and just keep my AOL mailbox and keep using Netscape. It actually took me about an hour to read the posts on the BD forum through AOL 'cause it would take forever to open up the links. Try Netscape--let me know how it turns out.

It's a quick fix that seems to be working really well for me right now.

Rod
07-28-2002, 09:34 AM
Jake, do you have 4.01 or IE6? I've heard some bad rumors about 6 and have been advised not to use it from some sharp people at, http://www.zdnet.com/community/ . I know some use it and don't have any problems. I have also seen questions of this type answered there. There are some sharp people here but ZD gets them all the time. You can do a search on Java in the forums, or ask a question to the forum related to your OS. Usually they answer pretty quick, even on Sunday. DSLreports is another. BTW I call it AOL hell.

Harold Acosta
07-28-2002, 11:06 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: jjinfla:</font><hr> My computer will not open Java Aplets (sp). I am running Windows 98 with AOL 7.0. I have been going round and round with the techs at AOL, all of whom are really trying to be helpful, but I still can't get it to run. I went to microsoft.com/java and downloaded the latest version of explorer 4.01. I was also at <a target="_blank" href=http://java.sun.com/getjava/>http://java.sun.com/getjava/</a> and downloaded the java plugin. When I did that the little aplet that tells me I did it right opened but I still can't open Java aplets anywhere else. It appears that I have the software in my computer but it is not activated? I went to control panel, add/remove, and clicked on "microsoft internet explorer 6 and tools" and then clicked "restore to previous version". Still no good. Prior to that I ran the repair internet explorer. These were all suggestions through AOL help. Thanks. Jake~~~now I remember why I got out of computer maintenance way back in 1972. <hr></blockquote>

Go to www.bigfix.com (http://www.bigfix.com) and download their program. Once running, it will review all your computer programs and will tell you what patches you need to install. The first downloand could take you some time to update everything in your computer but from there on, your computer should run with ease. Another site I visit is www.pcpitstop.com (http://www.pcpitstop.com), you can run a anti-virus program they have, and they also run a program on your computer and will tell you everything that is wrong with it. This is how I maintain my computer. You should also download Zone Alarm to serve as a firewall.

I have uninstalled IE 6.0 since it was giving me problems with Outlook express and with the java scripts you mentioned.

jjinfla
07-28-2002, 11:24 AM
Thanks guys (that includes gal too). I'll have to try all your suggestions. I think I did remove ver 6 when I went to the add/remove screen. And now perhaps I should go back and re-download the SDK for Java 4.0 again and see what happens. DSL is still not available here. But first I am going to take Harold's advice and be cool, play some pool. so it's off to the bar for me. Thanks. Jake

heater451
07-28-2002, 03:37 PM
One more thing to check is your "Java Virtual Machine" settings.

Here is a link to a site, which happens to have instructions on how to change the settings for various set-ups.


http://www.stringsinthemountains.org/help/help.html



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jjinfla
08-02-2002, 04:50 AM
hello Harold, I took your advice and went to Big Fix and that has been running in the background of my computer and this morning they sent me a message for a MSFT patch to correct a Java problem. I downloaded the patch and viola, my Java is working again. Thanks for the help. Jake