What Rod said is correct. You have to enable the java.
But in IE 5 , what you see under the advanced options window is JAVA VM section, which will allow you to log and enable the JAVA JTE compiler. That’s different issue.
Check your security level : is it set to medium? Setting to high will cause problems sometimes.
To check this, click on the tools, internet options
Click on the security tag
Click on the internet icon
Click on the custom level
Under the reset custom settings
Check whether it is medium . reset it to medium
In the same screen, under the settings window, scroll down
Under the heading JAVA, Java permissions
Make sure disable java is not marked. Mark the medium safety
Scroll down further
Under the heading scripting, under scripting of java applets
Mark the enable section
Restart the Explorer.
If you still can’t
I think you have not installed the JAVA VM .
Go to this URL : http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
Or here http://www.microsoft.com/java/
Download the JAVA VM , install it and try.
I am sorry if it is confusing. I tried to explain in the best way I can. Hope it helps