I have an Acer Aspire laptop with Windows 7 . I have installed the jre which I need to run grails, an internet web development framework. Problem is that jre will not verify or run properly. When I go to the verify page it either hangs or the pink rectangle never shows up. When I go to the test page the java logo comes up and the dots keep going round and round forever but it never lists my java installation. Apparently the registry does not know java is installed even though the JAVA_HOME variable is correct.
verify by using different browsers. like chrome or firefox and see if the test pages loads. if it doesnt, try uninstalling all java 7 and reinstall again and see what happens.