Having uninstalled Java completley. Upon trying to reinstall the latest version, install fails before completion. Error 25099. Have checked Task Manager for jqs.EXE, it is not listed. Have run the Command Prompt as per Sun recommendations. Again the service does not exist. All attempts to reinstall fail to unzip the installation files, quoting the above error message.
Anybody else had similar problems in the past? Know of any workarounds?
You only need the latest version 6 Java installed - the rest can be got rid of.
I had a similar problem to you on only one of my (several) machines - the error message being from memory something about being unable to unzip something during the install ? - all the others installations of 6.14 were fine.
The solution was not obvious as the problem was still there after uninstalling all of Java. I finally resolved it by doing a manual delete of all Sun/Java odds and sods left in Documents and Settings (for each user) under Application Data. You do need to show Hidden Files if you do need to do this