I have been researching high & low for an answer to the very same problem that you posted here, but no method of resolution has worked. Did you ever get this problem fixed on your computer? I would be very interested in knowing what you’ve done to resolve this issue. My HP laptop with Windows 8 was purchased only three months ago & has worked beautifully until this Java problem popped up after I allowed Java to automatically download updates. I’m about to pull my hair out trying to find a solution. Please respond to let me know what you have found out.