I'm new to Java programming, so i use a free developemnet kit and i use the tutorials featured on this site. They told me to write the code in "notepad" Compile it into a "class" file, with Javac.exe. Then run the java class using JAVA.exe. Problem is, when I try to run the class file using Java. I get a command prompt screen, then a message flickers, then the window closes befor i can even read what it said, therefor, I cant see the finished product. Is anyone else having this problem? Is it a compatibility issue with XP?

BTW, it does the same with the demo classes that came with the program as well, i have to run them with the html document that came with them.