August 6th, 2013, 08:32 PM
Java errors preventing DVD Roms from running
Hello, everyone. I couldn't think of where else to turn.
I have DVD Roms full of images that used to run on my computer no problem. Now they don't work. No matter what browser I use to run the DVD I get "Application blocked by security settings" and "Blocked exception" error messages when I try to run the DVD. I know it's a Java problem. I uninstalled Java, but then the DVD program said it required Java to run. I've now reinstalled the current version of Java. There are no previous versions on my computers. Everything I could find online says to go to the java security settings and reduce them; but that does not help.
Suggestions? I'm completely stumped and about to cry that I can't use these DVDs. They were expensive. Please any help is appreciated!
August 7th, 2013, 08:13 AM
If the "Blocked" message is from java, there is a java icon in the Control panel (on Windows) that can be used to change the security level for java that should allow the java program to run.
August 7th, 2013, 09:09 AM
Hi that doesn't do anything. I tried using an older version of Java on my machine, and that didn't help either. Could it be a Microsoft update rather than Java?
I'm still looking for plans of attack to fix this. Thanks!
August 7th, 2013, 09:31 AM
What program is giving that error message? What do you do to start that program executing?
What changes did you make with the Java icon in the Control Panel?
August 7th, 2013, 09:54 AM
I insert the DVD. I open its contents to see the folders and files. I hit the "start" icon, opening it at different times with both Firefox and IE. I am given a message that says the program needs Java to display the content. Firefox tells me additional plugins are required to display all the media on the page. When I hit the "install missing plugins" button it doesn't do it and implies I need to do it manually which just means downloading Java, which I already have on the machine. There is also a general message saying Java is required but again I have Java. I'd insert an image here of my screenshot but I can't figure out how to do so.
August 7th, 2013, 10:09 AM
What happens on other PCs?
August 7th, 2013, 10:13 AM
I can sort of get it the DVD to work on an old Windows XP machine. But I'm not going to demote my main work computer running Windows 7 to XP! There must be a simple fix. I've now tried opening the DVD with other browsers, like Safari, and it says the page attempted to load Java content but Java content is unavailable. It directs me to go get Java. Clearly this is wrong because Java is on my system. So the program is not seeing Java somehow?
August 7th, 2013, 10:16 AM
Sounds like a java installation problem. I've never had the problem and haven't any ideas on how to make Windows properly install and recognize java.
August 7th, 2013, 10:57 AM
Ugh. I'm about to give up. So frustrating. Thanks for your help.
August 7th, 2013, 11:41 AM
Can you open the DVD in Windows Explorer and see the files that are on it?
If the DVD has html files, what happens when you double click on one of them?
Does the browser open a java console? Are there any error messages in the java console?
Can you open one of the html files in an editor and see its contents? Copy the contents and paste it here.
August 7th, 2013, 01:01 PM
with the HTML I was just quoting the DVD's "read me". Yes, I can see the contents of the DVD. But the program won't run. In effect, the DVD is a facsimile of a book. The program should open and I should be able to flip through the book's pages with a transcription of the book images also displaying.
August 7th, 2013, 04:31 PM
What program are you trying to execute?
Can you see the files on the DVD using Windows Explorer?
If you can see .html files, can you open one in a browser?
And also open that file in an editor and post it here.
August 7th, 2013, 04:41 PM
I do not know exactly what you mean here. I do not know how to copy images into these forum posts. The insert images thing doesn't let me browse to any images on my computer, and cutting and pasting doesn't work.
Originally Posted by NormR
So, to answer your question generally, my browser seems to open an individual file on the DVD but not run the application, which if course is what I need.
I hope this helps you understand my situation. Thanks.
August 7th, 2013, 05:32 PM
Do you know how to open the windows explorer program?
If you can open it, navigate to the DVD and see what files are on it.
Right click on an html file and chose an editor to open it.
If that does not work, open an editor and navigate to the DVD, select an html file and open it so that you see its contents in the editor.
If none of this makes sense, do you have any friends that know how to use the Windows Explorer program and an editor that could help.
Are there any error messages in the browser's java console?
If so, copy and paste them here.
August 7th, 2013, 05:40 PM
I'm sorry but I believe I already answered your questions in my previous reply.
Again, I am able to see the contents of the DVD and to open individual folders and files manually, including html files.
The problem is the application will not run. When I try to run the application, there are Java errors, as indicated in my previous posts (see above).