Posted 17 January 2009 - 04:15 PM
Please try returning to the restore point from before you uninstalled the old versions of Java. If you've never done this before, Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restore check the box to Restore my computer to an earlier time and click on Next. You'll see a calendar with highlighted dates. Choose one of the dates just preceeding these problems and allow your system to return to that date. See if the problem goes away. If this doesn't work, go back into System Restore as per the above instructions, only this time choose the option to reverse the change you made.
If using an earlier restore point gets rid of the problems that turned up, then try uninstalling the old Java's one at a time over a few days. Create a new restore point between every couple, so you can back up again if you need to. If it's the deinstallation of Java which caused the problem, this should help you to figure out which one it is.