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java won't display on IE8

Posted on 2010-04-07
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a machine that I've loaded the latest version of Java on it but when I go to test Java, it doesn't bring up the icon in the tray and of couse the Java test page doesn't display. I have gone through some of the suggestions on the web but I still haven't found anything that will make this installation work. I have also removed and reinstalled the Java
IE8 is on the machine

Question by:johnbowden

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ID: 30025333
You can check if the java plug in has been started in browser.

For this goto Tools- Internet options- Programs - Manage add ons

Also you can goto Advanced tab and enable everything that is related to java plug in.

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ID: 30025335
When you mention that you "go to test Java" do you mean by visiting a Java testing site, or by simply trying to open the Java platform directly from the computer?

For instance, have you tried going here: http://www.java.com/en/download/dt_verify.jsp?plugin=true&latest=true&users_jre=1.6.0_13

or here:


Are you not getting a response at all?

If you have gone here and it is not working, I suggest installing using the OFFLINE Java Installer and see if that helps.



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ID: 30025829
first site, I've been to and when I test the Java, it doesn't load the Java test box.
2nd site, same thing, no pink box, just a red x
3rd site, I've downloaded the offline install and it installs fine. I did uninstall, registry clean and a reinstall. still nothing. I have another machine right beside me that works just fine and has similar programs running.

I've turned on logging but not sure where the log files are. I read in another post that they are located in windows\java but I don't see anything there. not sure if that will help out
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johnbowden earned 0 total points
ID: 30111711
the only way that I could get it to work was to reformat and reinstall.

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by:Dennis Johnson
ID: 30114893
I would suggest clearing the Temporary Internet Files but you were a bit impatient...

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ID: 30115261
that was the first thing that I did. I also used CCleaner, RegCleaner and a few other programs. No I wasn't impatient. This is a customer's pc and they are not going to wait around for days until I come up with a solution. Reformating and reinstalling was my only choice. I spent a fair bit of time researching the problem on the net but none of the solutions that were suggested at that point were working for me

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by:Dennis Johnson
ID: 30129611
Ok then.

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