David Ogden

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Ernest - I'm on my own home DSL so I don't think that's the problem.

Joanne - I can't find the file anywhere. I tried running a search for the exact file name and it found nothing
7 years ago

Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Well, first, the obvious answer: is your computer on a LAN, with shared disks? If so, have you talked to the manager of that LAN? If not, your computer seems to think it is, and that's obviously an issue!



Wait, what exactly is the issue?
7 years ago
Okay so today I decided to try uninstalling/reinstalling it, and to my surprise neither can actually be done.

If I try to uninstall the file through Add/Remove Programs (it's labeled as Java(TM) 6 Update 22) I get a prompt saying "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable... Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'jre1.6.0_11-c-l.msi' in the box below".

I get the exact same message if I try reinstalling the downloaded file "jxpiinstall.exe". It goes through an installation screen for the Java Installer, then says "The software has already been installed on your computer. Would you like to reinstall it?" I click Yes and that's when it goes to the same window saying "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable".

I get the feeling the two problems are related and if I can figure out what's wrong with the uninstall/reinstall process then the problem with my JRE will be fixed. Does anyone know what might be wrong?
7 years ago
Did you set the PATH variable so that windows can find it? Installing Java doesn't automagically make everything work -- in the case of the windows prompt, you need to add the java bin dir into the PATH variable.

How do I go about doing that?
7 years ago
I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times to no avail.

Rob - If I type java in a command prompt window it says "'java' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file"
7 years ago
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?
7 years ago
My Java has been down for years. We gave it to some tech support guys almost 4 years ago so that they could clear out a virus, and ever since we got it back the Java has not worked. It's not a browser issue because it does not work in IE or Firefox and both say that it IS enabled. It also does not work outside of browsers, like LimeWire for instance which doesn't work because it requires java. It's installed on my computer, I've gone through all the tech forums I could find and it seems like no one has my issue. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?
7 years ago