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Agree with Mohammed earlier. You want a JDialog, which disappears after use. Much better than trying to create two frames and dispose of the second.
Actually, you can probably use the setDefaultCloseOperation method on the frame, with DISPOSE_ON_CLOSE, so the dispose() call may be unnecessary.