well i lied or didn't do it right...now everything is working great!!!! thanks a ton!! this is what i used
To resolve this problem in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
Quit all programs that are running.
Click Start, and then click Run.
Type regsvr32 urlmon.dll, and then click OK.
When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.
If this does not resolve the problem, repeat steps 2 through 4 for each of the following files (in step 3, replace Urlmon.dll with each of the file names below):
Shell32.dll (Windows XP and Windows 2000 only)
In one of the updates was there a pop up blocker? cause no pop ups or java works at all on my machine now? anyone else have this problem? whats the fix? like a idiot i had automatic updateing on and something ain't right....HELP!