Yeah sorry I just read over the post again and it is kind of confusing. I meant I gave my computer to tech support guys a while ago. I have Windows XP SP2. My current Java version is is Java 6.0.220. Here's some more of the info you asked for...
Absolutely anything that requires Java does not work. I use Limewire as an example to prove it's not a browser issue. I have not had any trouble with websites not working, just things like programs and games. The main reason I want Java to function again is so I can play games at Pogo.com. If I try to play them right now, when I click the game, a popup appears to notify me that it requires Java to play and gives me a link where I can download it. It's as if Java is not even there. I don't get any kinds of error messages and never have, just anything that requires Java will tell me that I do not have Java installed on my computer, even though I do. I've reinstalled Java countless times and kept it updated but that doesn't help.
If you need to know anything else then feel free to specify and I'll let you know.
Got any ideas?