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Cannot start eclipse [message #1073921] Thu, 25 July 2013 14:59 Go to next message
Tyler Anyan is currently offline Tyler Anyan
Messages: 1
Registered: July 2013
Junior Member
I tried to search the forums for this and while I found many with a similar problem, the responses I read were largely incomplete or very difficult to understand. I apologize in advance if there is a thread I missed where this is addressed thoroughly.
I am an absolute beginner using eclipse, I downloaded it as part of the Android SDK ADT bundle. I unzipped the file, attempted to open eclipse and got the following message:

"A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run Eclipse. No Java virtual machine was found after searching the following locations:
C:\Users\Tyler\Downloads\androidSDK\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130717\eclipse\jre\bin\javaw.exe
javaw.exe in your current PATH"

Like I said, I have seen a few threads on this so I apologize if this is broken record talk but in the threads I found I just had a hard time understanding the responses. I have checked and made sure I have the latest version of java on my system. I erased and redownloaded the ADT bundle. I erased just the eclipse folder and downloaded eclipse separately. I have also made sure both my eclipse and java versions are 64-bit. I'm getting to my wits end and I would greatly appreciate anyone who can help me understand how to get this working!
Re: Cannot start eclipse [message #1073933 is a reply to message #1073921] Thu, 25 July 2013 15:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
Messages: 3160
Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Senior Member

On 7/25/2013 1:12 PM, Tyler Anyan wrote:
> I tried to search the forums for this and while I found many with a
> similar problem, the responses I read were largely incomplete or very
> difficult to understand. I apologize in advance if there is a thread I
> missed where this is addressed thoroughly. I am an absolute beginner
> using eclipse, I downloaded it as part of the Android SDK ADT bundle. I
> unzipped the file, attempted to open eclipse and got the following message:
>
> "A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be
> available in order to run Eclipse. No Java virtual machine was found
> after searching the following locations:
> C:\Users\Tyler\Downloads\androidSDK\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130717\eclipse\jre\bin\javaw.exe
>
> javaw.exe in your current PATH"
>
> Like I said, I have seen a few threads on this so I apologize if this is
> broken record talk but in the threads I found I just had a hard time
> understanding the responses. I have checked and made sure I have the
> latest version of java on my system. I erased and redownloaded the ADT
> bundle. I erased just the eclipse folder and downloaded eclipse
> separately. I have also made sure both my eclipse and java versions are
> 64-bit. I'm getting to my wits end and I would greatly appreciate anyone
> who can help me understand how to get this working!

A few comments...

1) You should read this link:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse.ini

On the face of it, that's the solution to your problem.

2) It's been 3 years since I used ADT. I'm surely not up-to-date on
their thinking. However, I would never use Eclipse as downloaded from
anywhere except eclipse.org unless forced to. Maybe only the Eclipse
under ADT works for Android development? I strongly doubt that. When I
did Android work, I downloaded Eclipse (properly), then told Eclipse
where to find my ADT. You might surely try that, but it might be a bit
more work than you should do before just asking in an ADT forum (see 3
below).

3) Last, here's a sticky post from the top of this forum:

http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/t/225513/

I really think it's 1) or 2), but 2) may prove to be a little confusing
to you.

I hope this helps and will not misguide. Don't hesitate to ask back here
again if it's Eclipse or you just don't know whether it's Eclipse or
ADT. Just ask. Best of luck.
Re: Cannot start eclipse [message #1403363 is a reply to message #1073921] Wed, 23 July 2014 05:20 Go to previous message
Divakar Saripalli is currently offline Divakar Saripalli
Messages: 1
Registered: July 2014
Junior Member
Installing JDK 1.6 has worked for me. Check which version of JAVA is required for eclipse in "eclipse.ini" file and install that. That should work.
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