So I found a copy of java 1.4.0
and loaded that in. When I tried to access the PIX via PDM it still hung at the second screen. I removed all other revisions of Java and still no joy. As a matter of fact now the second window goes blank right after accepting the secuirty certificate.
While one PC with java 1.4.0 and IE 8 worked today, two others failed.
Here is the link that would talk about the requirements:
I got the old java here: http://www.oldapps.com/java.php?old_java=19