Ok, for starters this is not a repost, just a similar problem that I have noticed myself.
Sometimes when I have been running internet explorer for some time and attempt to load my applet up I get a gray screen instead, and the java console also comes up gray. This is followed shortly by IE freezing up. I have to kill the process in task manager after that.
I am running win2k on a 2.6 ghz machine with 1 gb or ram. IE version: 6.0.2800.1106CO; SP1
I have both the sun vm mentioned above and the MS vm installed (1.1.4 I think).
Anyone know what might be causing this behavior ?