I always get the "java -help" message when I type just "java" at the command line. What happens if you type "java -version"?
Two thoughts: 1) Your path may be picking up MicroSoft's java -- I don't know what happens in that case. 2) Your installation files are corrupt.
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Marilyn , thank fo posting. I did solve the problem. When i put "C:\j2sdk1.4.1_04\bin" at the beginning of my PATH, i had no more message. I got a message like "java.lang.Object cannot be found..." It 's ok now. Thanks.