A couple of months ago, the latest version of Java stopped working on IE; Firefox was fine. This morning I tried downloading and installing the most recent version (JRE 1.5); I keep getting error messages telling me the "directory is locked" and installation cannot continue. I uninstalled Jave umpteen times, shut down my browsers AND my ZoneAlarm and continue to get the "Directory is Locked. . ." message. I've even CHANGED the directory destination in a manual installation, and still get the error message.
Now, I've really messed things up. Java won't even work under Firefox.
What should I do?
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.