Windows XP 32bit. Working fine for a long time.
Recently, everything related to Java stopped working. Even the Java app in the Control Panel is not working anymore.
Whenever anything Java-related is launched, apparently nothing happens, no application appears to launch at all, except CPU usage goes to 100%. Investigating it, it turns out the javaw.exe process is at 100% CPU. And it stays like that forever.
I tried reinstalling Java, disabled the anti-virus, etc. Tried JavaRa (a tool to clean up old Java files) - nothing helped.
I can run "java -version" in the Command Prompt, and that one works fine, but it's no consolation.