> From: <jeffrey.anderson at auab.centaf.af.mil> > > My wife has an Ibook running Panther and is trying run a web-based > messenger with me while I'm away. She has tried it in Safari, Camino > and IE and all of them give the same response. The messenger is a > java > based (Bantu) pop-up and it will start loaded and then crash shortly > thereafter. She has tried downloaded and installing all sorts of JAVA > updates (lots of them probably wrong). I need to know how to "start > from scratch". 1. Open iChat and set up AIM accounts. 2. Use iChat. You're welcome. > > How do you delete all of the Java stuff (and if > necessary, browsers), and start over...or is there a built in recovery > tool that can take the OS back to when I first got it? You mean without erasing all your settings? Yes, you can do an "archive and install" (which preserves your network and other settings) from your OS X install discs. This of course replaces the entire system but doesn't touch your non-system files. _Chas_ Claiming that the Macintosh is inferior to Windows because most people use Windows is like saying that all other restaurants are inferior to McDonald's.