Just pulling at straws here... But do u have the latest version of java installed?
I'm leaning towards it being a windows issue and not a browser issue
Sorry for taking so long to reply. Yes i have the latest version of java installed as i had to mess around quite a bit with it to get it to play nice with minecraft, i was actually trying to find the 64bit Java that would remove the "64bit java recommended" message from minecrafts graphics settings screen.