Client was receiving the same error that everybody is referencing. He was trying to open his time keeping system and I could see Java trying to init then error would pop up. I think I narrowed it down to what I think is a problem with Java. I found this in my research: http://www.java.com/en/download/help/ikernel.xml I tried renaming the folder indicated in the instructions and that didnt seem to change anything at all. I tried "repairing" JRE from 'add remove progs'; rebooted, logged on as myself. First time loading the clients page (logged in as me) it loaded successfully. I closed all IE windows and re-opened- page would not load and prompted me with the same error. Logged off as me and back in as the client; tried opening the troublesome web page and prompted with same error again. Made a few slight adjustments to the Java console to no avail. Work Around: Although a poor one, I did find a work around. I found that if I click OK and NOT cancel then click the link that the client was having trouble with, it would load successfully. OK only closes the active window, while cancel closes all IE windows. So, OK would leave me back at the original web page with the troublesome link. Clicking it a second time would open the page and the client was able to login and record his time. I closed the ticket because the user was happy with this sad excuse for a work around. So it looks like for now Im off the hook with this issue. If I come across it again I think I'll see about spending the day trying to figure it out. I really doubt this error has anything to do with hardware. I believe it has to do with a system buffer some where. MS KB: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=262490 Talks about how the system doesnt allocate enough buffer......etc I trully think that there is a fix for this and Id love to find it!! Good luck!