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Java Web Start hangs on XP

Hi,
I am running Windows XP and tried to launch a Java Web start application.  I get the "Java loading" dialog box then it never launches.  The webstart app can launch on any other platoform, win2k, win2003, solaris, linux, etc, So I know it is not the application.

So I tried to open up the Java webstart console my going to my JRE installation and executing javaws.exe, and it also does not open.  So this is definitely a Java Webstart issue, or my XP environment issue.
Is there a Java Webstart bug on XP that I don't know about? Or is there a XP setting that I need to set?

Thanks
Jamie
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CEHJCommented:
What does

ftype JNLPFile

give you at the command line?
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jamie_lynnAuthor Commented:
Hi CEHJ,

I don't think file association has much to do with java webstart dying.  The jnlp launches the javaws but the process dies after trying (Java Loading dialog comes up).  I tried to launch the webstart console by opening javaws.exe (works on every other platform) but the javaw process dies, with no error message.   I've seen this before, where Webstart console does not come up, but I thought it was fixed a while back in 1.4 land. It can be a regression but I was wondering if anyone knows the bug id.
Or maybe it is a XP thing where i need to turn on a setting or variable?

Thanks
Jamie
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CEHJCommented:
Try looking at the Java settings in the Control Panel 'applet'
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objectsCommented:
> Is there a Java Webstart bug on XP that I don't know about?

not that I'm aware of, haven't ever seen any problems with JWS on XP.

> I don't think file association has much to do with java webstart dying.

correct, your problem does not sound related.

Perhaps try reinstalling Java.

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jamie_lynnAuthor Commented:
Hi objects,
I have reinstalled Java 1.5.0_11 and 1.5.0_12 about 4 times...No dice.
Java 1.4 webstart works but the application does not support 1.4.  Currently doing working around this by using 1.4 to launch webstart but using 1.5 to run the app

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Jamie
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objectsCommented:
does it run applets ok?
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CEHJCommented:
Have a look at the system error log
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