OK, after spending the last two weeks struggling to get the JDK to work on the NT side, I'm now fighting the Windows '95 side.
I've pretty much done everything I should do, setting the PATH and the CLASSPATH to point to my Java directory. Despite this, I keep getting the error message "can't read HelloWorld.java." I found a thread named "can't compile" here at the Expert's Exchange, and I'm going to try some of those tips, but the thread gets a bit convoluted at the end, so I'd appreciate someone picking it up again.
I've also noticed when I type DIR to check to see if my file is, indeed, where it should be, that the file name is returned with the 8 character name, but then the full character name is "HelloWorld.java.txt." Is the appendage of this final ".txt" causing the problem? I'm assuming this happens b/c of the association of the file with Notepad. Is there some way to kill this association?