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I am having the same problems.
I have tried everything and I can't fix this bug.
does anyone have any ideas?
I only saw this message the once.
Have you tried completely emtying the cache on machines where you see this.
ie Open Control Panel, General tab, Temporary Internet Files, Settings..., Delete files...
just an idea...
yes,I have tried that.
I have tried everything I think.
and nothing works.
I still get the updating Java applet message.
when I hit cancel, then Java does load most of the time, but sometimes it crashes my system too.
it is very annoying since I use a lot of sites that require Java.
I am also experiencing the same annoying problem, in my two WinXP PCs.
The whole ordeal began after I upgraded to Java 1.6.
I cannot run anything related to JaWS/JNLP either, and the symptoms seem to be closely related to the "upgrading applet" issue.
I have tried every single post 1.6 version, JRE, SDK and early Java release, but the problem remains.
I am extremely disappointed at Sun at the Java community for this bug.
I tried everything including uninstalling Java and reinstalling, but no luck.
It is about time Sun sorted this major problem out, as it is very annoying. Will there be an upgrade or patch due out soon to fix it?
Go into the control panel open the java control panel applet.
On the general tab under the Temporary internet files click Settings
Click delete files on this page.
close out of the control panel applet and try running your app again.
This solved the problem for me
I was having the same problem. I disabled the "Java Quick Starter" service & its working for me. I get no more upgrade messages. I'm using 1.6.0_11-b03 with XP, IE6.
I am running XP and Java 1.6.0_14-b08 and IE8. I just upgraded from IE7 to IE8, and I also upgraded Java. (I do not know the previous version of Java.) When I try to get to a page that uses Java, I get "Upgrading Java applet cache". It sits for a long time, displaying up to 8 bars, and then quits. I have tried the "settings - delete files" and restarting IE8. Under "Advanced - Miscellaneous" I see only "Place Java icon in system tray". I do not see the other item referenced in this forum to disable JQS. I could manually delete any cached applets if I knew in what directory they are stored.
Try the Java Control Panel | Advanced | Java Plug-in.
In my setup (default), the Miscellaneous didn't show that Java Quick Starter was enabled, but the Java Plug-in was.
I too had this issue, browsing a java-intensive site on firefox. I was able to resolve it using geckohale's hint.
That is, I went to control panel -> Java control panel -> "advanced" tab.
Click the plus sign beside Java Plug-in and uncheck the box "Enable the next generation Java plug-in".
After I restarted my browser I again had unimpeded Java access via my browser.
Unchecking the box worked for me. As I do not have admin privileges on the XP machine, I had to get my system administrator to uncheck the box. When I tried it myself, I could not do it; the system error message stated that a browser was still open. This was NOT the case, and I figured it was a permissions problem. What I do not understand is this - If Java needed to update the applets, why do I have to UNcheck the "enable next generation plugin" box? I would have expected that what Java needed to do was update a plugin, and unchecking that box DISabled any updates. But as a former IBM mainframe systems programmer, I will never fully understand the workings of the MS Windows operating system.