Java problems

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  1. Fraha

    Fraha Registered Member

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    Somewhere on this site I found a msg that removed java VM from my system. But now I can no longer install the SUN java files.
    The setup ends with an error and i cannot see java on sites anymore!

    Error 1722 it says

    Can someone help me with this? I would like to install either java (MS or SUN) if only it worked right.

    Frans
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Frans,

    What is the exact error you get?
    And which version where you trying to install?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Fraha

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    Hi Pieter, the error is

    JAVA (TM) cannot retrieve version information from the targeted directory
    the error number is 1722

    And at the beginning there is a problem with the file it tells me. (not the same) I dl this from www,java.com

    What can I do to get a full up and running JAVA again? Now I canot even look in my own homeage. :rolleyes:

    Frans
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

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    Hi Frans,

    Start > Settings > Java Plug-In > Browser tab
    is there a checkmark before Microsoft Internet Explorer ?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. Fraha

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    Oops, there is the problem. There is a very cryptic error message when i double click that! In short it is not there!

    I removed something this morning with a dll. I found this info on this board but cannot remember in what group!

    What to do now?

    Frans
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Can you see if you can remove Java 2 Runtime under Add/Remove Software?

    It maybe best to install it again.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  7. Fraha

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    removed it via software and rebooted. installed again, same error msgs!

    Damn what did i do?

    Can you see something with a hijack this log?

    Frans
     
  8. Pieter_Arntz

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    You did download the Windows version, right?

    Sorry for asking, but you can imagine, that it´s better to find out now..

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  9. Fraha

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    No problem about your questions, ask away! :D

    I did the automated windows download but the file arrives corrupt.
    Proble is I use the Dutch version of windows so i have to puzzle a bit to know what to do.

    I erased the software again via tools and await your response. It can be that I can tackle this as late as next sunday.
    I'm very busy at the moment!

    Frans
     
  10. Pieter_Arntz

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    Hi Frans,

    I think this is the safest way to go:

    On this site: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html
    Under:
    Download J2SE v 1.4.2_02
    Find:
    Windows Offline Installation
    Click the Download link in the JRE column and follow instructions.

    Once the download is complete, boot into safe mode and run the downloaded file.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  11. bigc73542

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    In another post I complained that mozilla and opera wouldn't work and I couldn't understand why. Well the problem was a corrupted Sun java 1.4.---------- I tried two different times to reinstall but with the same results. To get to the point in possible reference to this post, I couldn't get java 1.4. to keep working but when I installed java 1.3.---- it has worked perfect since install. About a week now. Maybe 1.4.1 has a problem on some machines o_O
     
  12. FluxGFX

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    I can confirmed with bigc

    Apparently on some windows machine the sun java 1.4.1 or 1.4.0 will not install and will complicate the java.

    This information was posted on the sun java website... if I had the link I would post it with the information on how to install it.
     
  13. Fraha

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    Downloaded several versions (on advice from SUN) but none of these can be run in safe mode!

    Any other ideas?

    Frans
     
  14. Fraha

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    Could it be possible that some program in mij register is making this installation of JAVA impossible?
    F.I. mij Spyware guard runs but is not visible in my taskbar!

    The filemanager tells me it is running!
    Shall I publish my hijackthis logfile?

    Just an idea? Any takers?

    Frans
     
  15. Pieter_Arntz

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    Hi Frans,

    Do you have a CD for your OS?

    If so, please try:
    Start > Run > type or copy&paste sfc /scannow

    Windows will check the most important files of your OS for Version and if they are corrupted. If you need to replace any it will prompty you for the CD.

    HTH,

    Pieter

    PS I don't mind going over your log, but I don't think it will help in this case.
     
  16. Fraha

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    Done that and it did ask for my XP cd. took two minutes and ended without any msgs.

    Installing java still no luck


    Installer canot retrieve version info from target directory it tells me!

    To cryptic for me!

    Frans
     
  17. Fraha

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    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection java.inf,UnInstall

    Above is the command i found on this forum to uninstall the MS java in order to replace this with SUN's java.

    It did not work, is there a way back with some command?

    Frans
     
  18. Fraha

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    scuse me? Am I forgotten? :(
    My problem still exists

    Please help!

    Frans
     
  19. Fraha

    Fraha Registered Member

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    Problem with Java solved.

    The solution was to install an older version and update from there.
    Thanks for the golden tip!

    Thanks to all who did think with me to come to this solution.

    Frans
     
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