Okay, this is the issue we've emailed everyone about a few times over the last year. HIP 2.x will not work with Java 7 due to a bug in Java 7. You need to either upgrade to HIP 3 (released last November) or uninstall Java 7 and install Java 6 from java.com.
I did as requested re-installed Java 6 but the program is still squirrely it still does not allow me to use the library template that has all my updates It will allow for a backup template to be used but I don't like to use it as it is not as current. I tried to upgrade to HIP 3 but it does not install over my version of 2.9 What is next Boss I have inspections on Monday and need this working correctly Prolly need ya to do a remote