Netscape 4.0 & Java??

I can't get Netscape 4.0 to run Java properly.  When I check under Netscape's "Essential Files" folder, going into "Java folder" then "LIB", I noticed that all my icons are changed to ZipIt icons.  Even after removing the program, removing zipit and reloading Netscape, I still can't run Java (I crash the Netscape program).  Does the fact that I still have Netscape 3.0 on my computer hinder the performance of 4.0?  What's going on with my Java?
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TheHubConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Crash Guard causes more problems than it solves...remove it.
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yaelieCommented:
if you want to run the netscape 4.0 without the java you can go to the network prefrences - > languages under the options menu and simply disable it. the fact that you still have the netscape 3.0 on your computer shouldnt effect it. a possibility is that the person who wrote the java in the site youre going into didnt write it properly andt herefor youre crashing, or that your computer simply cant take the load of information all at once.
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ScienceGuyAuthor Commented:
The sites I am visiting can use Java perfectly well on Netscape 3.0.  Running Netscape 4.0 without Java is not a good option, mainly because it eliminates the ability to access far too many sites these days.  I am hoping to condense to a single browser so I need to find out if anyone else has had this problem.  Zapping the PRAM helped once to decipher the code, perhaps I should do it again.
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GQCommented:
What machine are you using? What OS? How much ram do you have?
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ScienceGuyAuthor Commented:
I have a PPC 6100/66 with 40 MB RAM. I'm using OS 8.1.

BTW, I've tried removing most of the preference folder from the system, but I don't want to lose my bookmarks.  Is there a conflict between the preferences of Netscape 3.03 and 4.0?
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TheHubCommented:
Remove (temporarily move them to the desktop) all Netscape prefs from the prefs folder. Reinstall Navigator 4.x into an empty folder so as not to overwrite any existing Netscape stuff. Inside the Netscape folder that you moved to your desktop you will find your bookmarks. You can copy them or move them into the newly created Netscape folder.

If you are trying to use Netscape 4.0.7, there is a bug in the code. Wait for 4.0.8 or go back to 4.0.6:
ftp://ftp.netscape.com/pub/communicator/4.06/shipping/english/mac/PPC/navigator_standalone/

The stand-alone version is (IMHO) much better than the full blown version of Navigator. It is smaller, uses less RAM...it browses...no email...no usenet...no fluff.

For email and usenet readers goto:
http://www.jemz.com/mack/mac.html
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ScienceGuyAuthor Commented:
Tried it and I now get this message from Norton Crash Guard:
"Unknown trap type exception (Debugger/DebugStr)."

Any Ideas?  I've tried rebuilding the desktop and the pRAM.

BTW, I'm trying to use v 4.0.6.
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TheHubCommented:
Crash Guard causes more problems than it solves...remove it.
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ScienceGuyAuthor Commented:
Looks like we have a winner!  It works!

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brucevilleCommented:
When you install newer versions of Netscape, the Java extensions might appear in the Netscape folder instead of going into the extensions folder.  Look for these misplaced extensions and install them.  If it asks you if you want to replace, say yes.  This should fix your problem.
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ScienceGuyAuthor Commented:
The Hub's comment to remove crashguard  worked and s/he should recieve credit for solving the problem.  Since it was submitted as a comment and not a proposed solution, I was not provided with an acceptance box.  Please resubmit for appropriate credit.
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