Many computers delivered with Windows XP do not have "Java" software
installed on them from the factory, and this is the software the chat room runs
If you go here http://www.java.com/en/download/windows_automatic.jsp Sun Java
software will automatically be installed on your computer. You will probably
have to restart the computer to complete the installation.
To be sure you have Java "enabled" after it is installed, open Internet
Explorer, click on "Tools", and in the drop-down box click on "Internet
Options". In the box that appears, click on the "Advanced" tab,
and scroll down to "Java [Sun]" and be sure the box is checked. If
any of the 3 boxes under "Microsoft Virtual Machine" are checked, you
can uncheck them and the Sun java will work just fine--a restart is required
if you change any of those one way or the other.