|thanks for the prompt responses!|
I have Java enabled in both browsers, and checking for that has already been suggested to me. Java seems to start up, but then an error message pops up, saying that the applet failed to load, and the console comes up and gives me a log of the problem. On the Java website, they give a test page where they have a Java animation, and its not viewable to me. If it helps, I have CA security suite (its almost exactly like zone alarm, just marketed for computer associates). Also if it helps, I could post the error report given in the Java console.