Problems installing Java

  johnexpgn 10:17 11 Sep 2008

I have had problems installing Java for use with Firefox version 3.0.1.
When trying to install I get the message:

Java installation initialization fails with following error message:
Error 1101. Error reading from file: click here
Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.

I then follow the instructions below as indicated:

For Windows NT, 2000 XP Users:
Unregister and Register Windows Installer Service.

1. Go to Start -> Run.
2. Type msiexec.exe /unregister
3. Click OK

4. Go to Start -> Run.
5. Type msiexec.exe /regserver
6. Click OK
7. Run the Java installation again.

This should install the Windows Installer Service.
Note: If the above fails to address the issue, download and install the latest Windows Installer Service from Microsoft for your respective operating system.
For related information visit: Microsoft Windows Installer

I have then gone to the Microsoft web site as above, and when trying to install 'Windows Installer' I get a message saying that the latest version is already installed.

I seem to be back to square 1.
Anyone any ideas as to what is wrong?

  birdface 10:25 11 Sep 2008

Your click here does not work for me.I think the latest update for java is.Version 6 update 7.Any previous versions should be removed first.

  birdface 10:29 11 Sep 2008
  birdface 10:32 11 Sep 2008

I take it this is what you have already here

  birdface 10:33 11 Sep 2008

click here;en-us;329354

  birdface 10:35 11 Sep 2008

Sorry last click here does not work.

  chalky001 15:02 11 Sep 2008

some download managers interfere with java downloads. For instance if you are using Pirate bay or similar you have to unistall them before updating java.

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