Java not installing

July 25, 2010 at 15:13:27
Specs: Windows XP, 230 @ 1.60 GHz, 896 MB Ram
I once installed this program on my external drive, instead of the C drive.

I then, for some reason, lost the use of my external via my computer.

Now, whenever I try to install Java on my computer, it gives me an error. The error message is:

Installation Failed:

The wizard was interrupted before Java(TM) 6 update 2.0 could be completely installed. To complete installation at another time please run setup again.

Click "ok" to exit the wizard and open help.

The problem with this, is that I don't get any help on the Sun Java site. I can't uninstall something that is not on the C drive, and don't show anywhere in the file system at all.

Does anyone have any advice as to how to get the Java to install? I really miss being able to play a lot of my games that need Java.

Because of this, I also can't let this site run its 2 minute test for my computer.

Please help.



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July 25, 2010 at 18:57:19
Have you disconnected the external drive?

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July 26, 2010 at 00:12:31
Yes, I did. I have not been able to get into it since it stopped working. I was working with it one day, the next day couldn't get into it.

It has all my web site info and everything on it. I really need to get it working again.

But the bigger problem is that I can't get the Java to re-install on the C drive Properly, even though I have gone to everywhere on my computer where I thought it might be, and deleted it.

I did this through the Explorer Folder, so I know its deleted off the hard drive.

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July 26, 2010 at 02:11:00
"I did this through the Explorer Folder, so I know its deleted off the hard drive"

Nice work, so it's in the registry.

Run both of these, don't be alarmed at the large number of entries they will remove, reboot after running both.

Auslogics Registry Cleaner

Vit Registry Fix Free Edition
XP / Vista / XP X64 / Vista64 / 7

5 Screenshots on how to use.

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July 26, 2010 at 02:28:11
Are you serious? I was reading about being able to take it completely off the computer by doing this. It was supposed to take remove it completely, so that it would not even show up if you tried to "recover" it.

Okay, will try what you have suggested, and then reply again once its done.

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July 26, 2010 at 02:53:19
Okay, I ran the Vit Registry Fix and the Auslogics Registry Cleaner. Am rebooting now. Hopefully I didn't delete anything that I shouldn't have.

Wish me luck.

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July 26, 2010 at 03:01:56


Now, what is next step?

Should I try to re install my java?


I tried to re-install Java and got the same error message.

What can I do now?

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July 26, 2010 at 03:37:37
Tell me what Java entries are in Control Panel > Add Remove

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July 26, 2010 at 03:44:40
Run JavaRa & try again.

To remove old and redundant versions of the Java Runtime Environment:

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July 26, 2010 at 04:11:47
To answer your first question, its Java 6 update 18

I tried to remove it from there, and it gave me a "fatal error occurred" and thats all it said.

I tried your links, and then tried to re-install it, and it still stopped where it has been stopping with the same error message.

I am totally stumped. I had Java working on here when I first got it, and now it won't work at all...grrrrrrrrr

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July 26, 2010 at 04:15:54
We are getting there, I had to things reasonably clean first, still got a few options left. Just googled, try this way.

Error Messages after Installation / Upgrading

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July 26, 2010 at 05:56:17
Going to bed now, here are some extra steps if needed.

Install Java manually offline.

To remove > Java 6 update 18, use Revo, if it says it ca'nt remove, just move on by pressing > Next.

Revo Uninstaller
I use Advanced Mode. Screenshots of how to use.

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July 26, 2010 at 15:41:11
I tried your first set of links, and all of the windows product links that you send me, when I install them, and then try to use them, they then hit me with BUY THIS PRODUCT, instead of allowing me to use it to even delete anything at all.

If it weren't for the fact that I don't understand my own LINUX computer, I wouldn't be using this stupid thing.

In my opinion, from the experiences I have had with windows since their 95 & 98 versions, they have sucked *** and have continued to do so to this day, even with their so called NEW products.

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July 26, 2010 at 16:23:15
Your Route_Riter link, was just that, a LINK

I tried to find a download, and all it did was just keep refreshing the page.

All of the SunJava pages, just told me to do what I have already done. I even did what they said as far as to try to install it OFF LINE, and that didn't work either, because I can't get the Java 6 Update 18 to remove OFF of the hard drive.

I haven't tried the Revo yet. That is next.

Your help, by the way, is very much appreciated.


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July 26, 2010 at 16:25:05
"I tried your first set of links, and all of the windows product links"
They do'nt for me, what links are you talking about.

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July 26, 2010 at 16:55:34



I am finally able to play my POGO games on my computer

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July 26, 2010 at 18:10:29
Good news, I knew we would get there, Revo search found the offending files.

I use Revo, Auslogics Registry Cleaner & Vit Registry Fix Free Edition every day on computers I work on.

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July 26, 2010 at 18:16:28
Another tip, install this, you need to update it manually about once a month. Preventative computing is a very important.


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July 27, 2010 at 13:14:21

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July 27, 2010 at 13:29:52
Yep SpywareBlaster is a good 'un - uses no resources except when you are updating it. Inhibts by putting kill bits in registry. In fact it updates quite regularly, once a fortnight.

Long Range Golfer

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