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This problem has just recentley happened on my Windows 7 64-bit and i don't know whats caused it. Java used to work fine but now whenever i use a website with java on it, my browser crashes instantly, locks up and says not responding (i have tried 5 different browsers)

Games work fine, such as minecraft and runescape if ran from their applets instead of a browser.

I cannot open my java control panel as it presents me with this error



I have tried reinstalling and installing java 6 and java 7 multiple times.

Entering "javaws -viewer" into command prompt is the only way to access my java control panel
 

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Re: Java Crashes browsers and its control panel wont open

Go to Start/Search and type appwiz.cpl right click appwiz.cpl and Run As Administrator. In the Programs and Features, uninstall Java. Restart the computer and reinstall it.
 

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Re: Java Crashes browsers and its control panel wont open

Do the following-

1. Uninstall java 32 bit
2. Delete all java stuff left in program Files (x86) java (if anything)
3. Go to your user directory and in AppData delete anything that says Sun or Oracle. Thats Administrator, Your userid or default. Maybe not in everyone but check local locallow and roaming.
4. Check any environment variables via control panel and system, to see if theres any system or user variables pointing to java. Delete them.
5. Download Java 64 bit and install
6. Download 32 bit and install. MAke sure all applications are closed. Better if you save the install files and then click on them to execute.
7. Reboot
8. Go to COnntrol Panle should just say Java. CLick and it will open
9. Evertyhing should work.
10. As to what happened i have no idea but i had the same problems today.
11. Good Luck
 

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Re: Java Crashes browsers and its control panel wont open

I appear to have found the fix! Also thank you for all the suggestions.
I believe the problem is caused when a file named "program" is present in the C: drive

Upon deleting this file my java control panel instantly worked perfectly.
 

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Well looks like my suggestions were a heap of dung. I actually had the problem when i clicked on Java 32-bit on my control panel that it wouldnt open.
Anyway you got it sorted, and thats the main thing...
 

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Re: Java Crashes browsers and its control panel wont open

I appear to have found the fix! Also thank you for all the suggestions.
I believe the problem is caused when a file named "program" is present in the C: drive

Upon deleting this file my java control panel instantly worked perfectly.

Same problem here, same solution. Java Control panel wouldn't open and the "Verify Java" on the website would freeze Internet Explorer. Sure enough, "program" was in the root directory. Once I removed it, problem solved.

Thanks for your help!
 
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