sorry i did not get back to you last night.
for i had to deal with the kids.
i know the problems you are having.
I know exactly how you feel.
please send the following information.
1. version of java - c:\java -version
2. copy and paste you autoexec.bat file
3. from a dos prompt get you PATH and CLASSPATH
please send me the above...
and we shall fix your problem over the weekend