For me the problem occured right from the time of installing multiterm 2007
I have only recently installed Trados 2007 Freelance.
During the installation, Trados prompts the user to update to the latest version of Java,
It's not Trados, it's Java itself.
which seems to be the cause of the problem. quote]
Never, never upgrade Java before you run at least one time all the Multiterm modules.
The MT programmers are proven idiots*), so their software expects only the Java builds they provide, otherwise you'll have problems by design.
Uninstall all the Java newer than the expected builds (126.96.36.199 for all the SDL Trados 2007 versions and 188.8.131.52 for Multiterm 2007 SP1).
Restart and try to run MT.
If it's OK (i.e. the MT modules are registered properly at the first run), you can reinstall newer Java distros if necessary.
It may work or not.
It may be necessary to uninstall and reinstall MT.
If Rodolfo Raya, the only one Swordfish developer can easily make it run on any Java build newer than plain vanilla 1.5, the MT programmers team must have some IQ problems, I'm afraid...