Thanks Hanna1 and A Guy,
Still not sure why JRE is not running from the get go with the latest auto updates. But for the Eclipse problem I have the work around, not Idea but it does follow the last post.
When I looked at the java sub-directory in Eclipse it was empty (can't swear it was that way before the update, but I know it did work prior to the update), copying the contents of the Java\jre6 into this directory fixed the problem; I even tried jre7 which to date is functioning correctly.
Again thanks for all your help and support, without it I would still be looking.