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One problem system, Windows XP Pro and IE with Service Pack 2 (all updates current) and running Sun Java JRE 5.0 update 3, continues to have problems with red "X" for any java applets; though JavaScript functions fine.  This system had some major problems after a bad cloning and most worked out except this ongoing fiasco.

Tried setting all to defaults, uninstalled all Java runtimes and installed new JRE 5.0 update 3, but problem persists.  All WindowsUpdates current EXCEPT the .net framework service pack which also can't install.

Specifics that fix this problem are appreciated; I've gone though tons of troubleshooting links on this fiasco, all to no avail.

Thanks,

Asta
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Oh yes, tried the Repair a couple of months ago, not again; think it's worth a shot?  Looking for specific steps, since I'm not alone with this problem and would like to see this thread be a step-by-step troubleshooting process to help us all, so again, thanks for your help.
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Links used for tests, and research so far are:
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml - red "x" results
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/redximage.xml  --- Port 8080 discussed and configs.  . .  I use the XP Firewall as well as McAfee Personal Firewall Plus on this system; when doing a port check, this result:
Unable to Probe - The IP address requesting this page is different from the IP address of your computer.  This indicates that your computer is behind a proxy or NAT.  These devices allow you to access the Internet by relaying traffic, typically from multiple computers, through a single IP address.  We are unable to directly probe your computer, you should take comfort from this.  You have that much more protection between your computer and the Internet.  (IP address is dynamic)

Also submitted this problem to Microsoft.

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Asta
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This is a twofold problem; one with the Java Applets, the other with .net framework 1.1 .... since they're unique, will post another question for that side of the issue to keep this Java issue separate, as it should be.
Posting here shortly.
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I run some applications and frankly, they just do not run with Java.  For what it's worth, I have resorted back to Microsoft Virtual Machine.  See below:

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One thing perhaps you can do to get a head start.  You are going to need to download Microsoft Virtual Machine (Java VM) and you will have to get two files, one will have the number 3805 an one will have the number 3810  Please download them both and download them to your desktop so we can keep track of them.  They will be found if you go to the below link and scroll down to the middle of the page (they are side by side)  

 http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/java.php

Once you get them downloaded to your desktop install 3805 first and do not reboot right after as it will request.  Then install 3810.  Now you can reboot.  When  both files are on your desktop,  they will look very similar so keep them identified.  It is important that you keep track you have to download and install 3805 first and then apply a patch (3810) next.  

After rebooting, one still has to go to "Tools" from the Internet Explorer window and "Advanced Tab"  Scroll down about half way and uncheck "Sun Java Runtime" and enable "Microsoft Virtual Machine".  

There are security issues supposedly with this older version of Java which is obviously no longer supported by MS.

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I appreciate the information, and will explore this tonight when I return and report back with details.

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Asta
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Unfortunately, no headway made here; no response on the issue from Sun or Microsoft and apparently not easily resolved.  Will work on it next month when I have some breathing room.

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Asta
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Lee, can you please change the value of this to 100 and award points for me to the only respondent here, bullshooter5 .... since the information provided may help others, although not specific to my issue, but then I've been dealing with this on 2 systems for some months now.  

If this is a problem, let me know.

Thanks again.
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Thank you, Lee, I appreciate it.  If that's a big headache, I can just award as is.  I'd sure feel badly if the only contributor here was not granted points; especially since the information provided can help many others.
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Thank you for the consideration...

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Fantastic, thank you!  ":0) Asta
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