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Error starting eclipse

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You might face an error while starting eclipse on a freshly installed system, or on the system which has undergone a fresh upgrade. The error message will be like

JVM terminated. Exit code=-1
-os win32
-ws win32
-arch x86
-showsplash D:\eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32\eclipse\\plugins\org.eclipse.platform_3.3.100.v200806172000\splash.bmp
-launcher D:\eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32\eclipse\eclipse.exe
-name Eclipse
–launcher.library D:\eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.win32.win32.x86_1.0.100.v20080509-1800\eclipse_1114.dll
-startup D:\eclipse-jee-ganymede-win32\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.0.100.v20080509-1800.jar
-framework plugins\org.eclipse.osgi_3.4.0.v20080605-1900.jar
-vm C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\client\jvm.dll

Actually, eclipse is trying to get the version of java that is installed on system. you might have installed that latest one but there are possibilities that any upgradation of later softwares has replaced the java.exe files in system32 folder with older version. All you need to do is to run eclipse with clean parameters. Create a batch file in the directory where eclipse.exe is and write this line in it eclipse -clean -vmargs -Xmx256m


Written by ..alee

January 30, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Posted in java

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  1. Thanks very much, I’ve got into the same problem for exact same reasons (a new laptop) and this worked!!


    June 24, 2011 at 3:20 am

  2. Thanks man! It was very helpful


    May 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

  3. Good work thanks!!!

    Hermes Lorenzo

    September 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

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