A couple days ago I found an error log on my desktop (hs_err_pid6028.log), something about a fatal java error and a game called minecraft. I am pretty sure I never installed minecraft.
That got me worried, so I browsed my java control panel and saw that there is no update tab (either in my everyday account or my admin account)
When I tried to update from the java website I got an error 1500 (another installation is in process).
An internet search says that to get the update tab back I have to go into the registry and edit a key. To fix the 1500 error it seems I have to uninstall java and reinstall it.
My security software shows no malware on my machine. I can't trust this because I had a malware before that prevented me from updating anything, including java (that post I have added below as a note). At least right now I can stil update Flash and itunes the last time I checked.
As well, more times than not, as my laptop boots, I get a blinking DOS cursor in the top left corner that seems to continue for around twenty seconds. this has been happening for about three months - the date of the error log I mentioned above.
As well, my itunes movies are out of sync again, which was a symptom of my last java/malware problem.
I don't want to uninstall java and try to install it again and not be able to. I need my machine to work because I am using it as my main job search tool. Also, I can't afford to get it serviced right now. The internet doesn't seem to be giving me proven specific answers
Any other proven remedies, please let me know.
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Java won't install on my Windows 7
Java will not install on my laptop.
My laptop was purchased a little over three and a half months ago. It is an eMachines 440-1394; Windows 7, two Gb RAM, 250 Gb HDD
When I purchased the laptop, I was able to install openOffice (with Java? I am not sure). Apple Safari and iTunes installed fine as well.
Since then, I have not been able to update either Apple software program listed above. Other non essential updates (eg Windows Live Messenger) When I tried to use the database in openOffice, I couldn’t because there was no Java Runtime Environment.
Not sure if these problems are related or not. Anti virus tells me that there is no virus on my machine. Maybe a setting in Windows 7?
Help. I will appreciate your help.
can not install Java (trying 6.22) - error 1606
Apple updates will not install
Cannot update windows live essential (only currently installed programs) - vital windows updates installed, this update isnt vital, but is it related to the above?