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Java doesn't appear on add/remove programs list

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Java is definitely installed on this system and in the past has worked fine. I have the following folders in my Program Files\Java folder:

j2re_1.4.2_06
jdk1.5.0_14
jre1.5.0_14
jre1.6.0_03

I can't find it under my Add/Remove Programs list, however, and if I try to upgrade or install the newest version of Java I get an error that says "To restart the Java installer, please refresh the web page."  I tried the manual/offline installers and when I run them, nothing happens at all: the process briefly appears in Task Manager and then immediately disappears.

I'm not sure what's going on but it's really getting annoying. This is on a Windows XP SP 2 machine.
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