Computer help forum: Java won't uninstall but won't run, what can i do?

by: The_swift August 4, 2012 6:48 AM PDT

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Java won't uninstall but won't run, what can i do?

by The_swift - 8/4/12 6:48 AM

I was removing all versions of java from my computer, and all was well until the most recent, Java 7 update 5. This refused to be unistalled. I followed the official instructions here:

http://java.com/en/download/uninstall.jsp

After this didn't work i followed this about regkeys:

http://java.com/en/download/help/regkey_addremove.xml

This failed, so rather stupidly (out of desperation) i have now manually deleted my java folder in the C: drive. I have tried to reinstall multiple times, but each time it comes up with "java already exists, do you want to replace" and yes just sends me back to the same question.

Also worthy of note is I've tried to use Revo unistaller, but seeing as i deleted the regkey it didn't detect it (i assume this is the reason). Also tried "free windows registry repair" and a .jar app i didn't remember the name of.

Basically i'm getting worried and want to know what to do next! Thanks

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