I saw that someone posted a good post on this issue, even though It didn't fix my problems, better then most other forums I have tried to get help from. I have found out that java was hanging up my computer to a crawl, had to go into registry and delete the nodes that was making it impossible to uninstall or reinstall. Anyways, to the issue, Firefox does not appear to recognize the java plugin. I have tested it out on java games, chat rooms, etc. It says it's not installed. Any suggestions?