As one of the people that voted to close this I'll comment as to my rationale. This question has a number of issues with it.
- For starters it's overly broad. There are a number of reasons that java might not be working on this users system.
- It shows little effort/research as to possible reasons why.
- Though would solve this user's problem, this type of question is of little value to future visitors, given it's likely a very specific problem with this user's environment/setup.
I realize this question might seem answerable, but I personally feel we should resist the urge to answer a question just because we perceive it to be easy to answer. Questions like this tend to create meandering answers that are of little value to our site and to future visitors.
Rather I'd like to see more durable and canonical questions and answers since what we produce on this site will stand the test of time.
I can't tell you how many times I've come across essentially garbage on other SE sites that is either wrong, or barely answered, or dated material that no one has bothered to care for or correct as time has passed.
Better to close things like this early and often than to let it pile up on us.
Just my $0.02.
The OP asked the following in comments.
Ok - so the real reason here would be: This lacks in quality and/or research. BUT in this particular case - it is quite common to have a java bundled somewhere in some location you do not know of. I will try to edit that question...
To which I replied:
The research is excusable, since many users do not fully understand things so I can overlook that. But IMO:
- what do these Q's bring to the site in terms of a slightly different take on a topic that we've covered pretty extensively already?
- does it offer future visitors some alternative value that our current inventory of Q&A is lacking?
From my experience these types of Q's are low value to others, since they'll likely meander, have a 1/2 dozen answers and basically become a mess to maintain, prompting new visitors to re-ask rather than try and extract value out of this one.