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Kula

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I've just been on a website for the City of York, which said I needed to download and run Virtual machine. This I did. I left the machine downloading and it said it would take 42mins. It still said this when it was half way through. I left the machine for a while and when I came back, the download box had gone.
I don't know if it finished downloading or not, or where it downloaded to. Can anyone help?

Rob
 

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Start up Your registry editor (Start > Run > Regedit) and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer.

Highlight "Internet Explorer"
Now in the right pane you'll see the value 'Download Directory'.

That's the directory files are downloaded to by default.

Alternatively, you could look for a file named msjavx86.exe
 

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Thanks Tony, it's not there so it hasn't downloaded properly.
I'll have to find it, as quite a few sites are saying I need it.
Thanks again.

Rob
 

Kula

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This is a follow on from an earlier post.
I followed your advice Rollin Rog, and downloaded and installed Virtual Machine. I'm still getting the Install on Demand (Other) box,and told I need virtual machine.
I'm getting really frustrated now, because I know I've downloaded and installed it.
 
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Kula, I've merged this to your previous thread for continuity.

Are you only encountering that problem on one specific link? If so, can you give it here?

Open a DOS prompt and enter: jview

Does the version indicate 3805?

Try these links and see if you can see java...

http://www.clan.lib.ri.us/clan/javatest.html

http://www.fos.su.se/physical/sasha/MV/javatest.html

>> verify you have Java enabled in Internet Options>Security>Settings>Microsoft VM, medium security.

Sun's Java may work for you if MS doesn't...

http://java.sun.com/getjava/download.html
 
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I had the same problem you did a while back. I tried and tried to install the Virtual Machine. It looked installed but it wouldn't work. I ended up IEradicating. That remove the Java Folder among other things. It is pretty drastic. It removes IE from your system.

How about if we remove Java instead. There used to be a set of directions at MS on how to do this. Those are gone. I made a list of what I think is the most important to remove.

If you are game to try something, maybe this will help. I just tested it myself on My own Computer and all went well.

Download the VM and save it to disk. Do not install it. It's name will be
msjavx86.exe

Disconnect from the internet.

Rename this Folder C:\windows\java As OldJava

Rename the following files with an old extension.

Javacypt.dll as Javacypt.old for example
Javaprxy.dll
Javart.dll
Javasup.vxd
Msjava.dll
Msjava16.inf
Java.inf

Then go into the registry and find this key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608500}\InstalledVersion

Make a copy of it by clicking on installed version in the left panel. Going to the Toolbar>registry>Export registry File
Save it as version.reg
It's your backup if there's a problem.
Now look at the right pane and double click "Default". Remove whatever version number is in the dialog when it appears. Click OK. The installed version information has just been removed.

Reboot. You may get an error message that a device file is missing etc. javasup, Click any key to continue. It will take a minute, but you'll boot into Windows. It's a long message. Don't let it scare you.

When you get back into Windows:

Be sure to turn off all background applications first.

Now reinstall the JAVA VM by double clicking on your download.
msjavx86.exe

After another Reboot try the Internet again. Does Java work now?
 
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I wanted to add that the easiest way to find everything on that list is to go to Find Files and perform a search for
java
 

Kula

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In answer to your question Rog, no it's not one particular link, it's quite a few, but not every link I click on.
Thanks for all your suggestions, I'll try them all over the weekend and I'll let you know the results. Thanks again.

Rob
 

Kula

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I started to change all the files concerned to .OLD, but the only MSJAVA I could find was'nt a DLL but a security catalogue.
And to top it all, I couldn't change all the java's from old back to DLL.
I'm really confused now.

Rob
 
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The goal was to rename your current java files and then reinstall clean from a saved Download. (Sometimes when trying to reinstall, the presence of older files can prevent a complete install.) Not to go back and rename the old files again. Those old files were no longer needed after a clean reinstall. Fresh copies of those files would be provided by the new VM.

Because you were having difficulty, this was an attempt at getting the VM to install correctly.

If you couldn't find msjava.dll then the Java VM was not installed completely to begin with. As the web sites indicated.

Did you download msjavx86.exe
and save it to disk?

That is the installation program you need to run to install the Virtual Machine.
 

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I'm tearing my hair out now.
I turned all java files to .old
Deleted the reference to the version number in the registry
Reinstalled msjavx86.exe, which I'd already downloaded
Re-booted my machine (which now opens the internet dial up whenever I boot up)
connected to the Internet
went to mytravel.com
and STILL got the message 'To display this page correctly you need to download and install Microsoft Virtual Machine'

I'm stuck now
 
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Do a find files for msjava.dll

Is it there? If not, I am thinking about emailing it to you and having you put it in C:\windows\system


IF that is not feasible, then I hate to have you do this. But Download a Version of IE to disk and then use IEradicator.

Reinstall IE. Reinstall the VM.

I will give you details on that later. Do not do this without the instructions.
But first look for msjava.dll please.

EDIT: Which version of IE are you using? If not IE 6, would you be willing to upgrade your Internet Explorer?
 

Kula

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Yes, msjava.dll is in the Windows/System directory?
I was using IE 5.5 which said that this version of Windows (ME) does not support this component.
Now I'm using IE6, which asks me to download Virtual Machine, even though it's present on my system

Rob
 
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I havn't read every post in this thread, so I may have missed something that covers this.

When you download from the web, via IE, even if you specify a target directory for the download to land in, I think the initial download goes into temp internet files and then gets copied to the target directory you specify. If you have a partial or otherwise corrupted download sitting in temp internet files, this can block subsequent re-download attempts from successful completion. Therefore try deleting you temp internet files through Tools > Internet Options > General > Delete Files. Also clear history as well.

I have observed that the chances for downloading a corrupted or partial file increase as your internert connection speed is slower. Over a 42 minute download, there were plenty of opportunities for something to get out of whack.
 
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