Windows XP SP3 cleartype stops java vm from working
I'm sorry to post this here.
I searched all over the Internet with no joy and here is my last hope in finding a proper solution to this issue.
The problem is that Java applications do not start when the Windows display cleartype font effect is enabled. (Display settings > Appearance > Effects... > Use the following method to smooth the edges of screen fonts:)
The same happens when you try to run the java embedded into web pages.
If I do the java test on the Sun site, http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml , it loads the applet but then it crashes and does not display anything.
If I try to run the java console from the Control Panel or the Taskbar it doesn't work either.
It does work when the setting is disabled or on "standard" mode.
Using Opera browser it shows the message "Applet Crashed"
Using IE it shows just a blank square and if you change window and return back to it keeps part of the window was above earlier.
Hope the pictures can explain better then my horrible English.
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