Having Prob with Java in XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by koko, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. koko

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    i just reinstalled windows (updates too) and noticed that on some pages, java isn't working. i visited msn.com and tweak3d.net and both contained animated areas (advertisements) that were 'x'ed out.

    how can i get these to show up again? it's bugging me!

    i've already:

    1) deleted cache
    2) deleted cookies
    3) installed microsoft java virtual machine
    4) checked internet settings

    here are some pics...

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  2. koko

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    no, with other sites too.

    got any suggestions? :confused:
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See how this goes>

    by neo1980

    Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc and open HOSTS file with notepad and find image.com.com to remove any gamespot problem and MSN for any msn problem and so on, u gotta use the find option.

    It was reported back that the person first backed up the file then deleted it with no ill effect & the red x problem was gone.
     
  4. koko

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    no, i have no ad blocking/filtering software running.

    when i click the links above, i get 'page cannot be found' on both.

    this only seems to be happening on a few pages.....msn, tweak3d and maybe some others. but most pages load fine.

    can't figure this one out, and it's bugging the crap outta me! ;)
     
  5. koko

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    thnx for the suggestions hipster...gonna try 'em now.



    **just tried editing the hosts file and it didn't work. :(
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have you tried another browser to see if the problem is only with IE?
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    have you tried a forced refresh Ctrl+F5 in IE
     
  8. koko

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    forced refresh had zero effect.

    i even uninstalled xp sp1 and reinstalled it. still having problem.

    this is really beginning to irritate me. i'm thinking of formatting again....ugghhh.
     
  9. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Go for it, try and slipstream your XP CD though it can fix a fair few problems
     
  10. koko

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    u mean try a repair before i wipe? :confused:
     
  11. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    Is it allowed in Set Program Settings and Defaults???

    (that thing that was introduced with SP1)

    I think it disabled the VM by default. Just give it a check
     
  12. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    No I mean like updating your WinXP CD, so that it installs SP1 when you install XP
     
  13. koko

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    hipster, u were sorta right.

    when i installed kazaa lite, the file 'hosts' in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc was replaced.

    i deleted that file and bam! everything works.

    thanks for pointing me in the right direction. ;)