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hi,
I figured out my problem. Eclipse is now off and running.
Thanks much.

[Updated on: Sun, 17 January 2010 15:40]

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Re: eclipse can't find Java VM even with "-vm" option [message #508225 is a reply to message #508224] Sun, 17 January 2010 11:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Wegener is currently offline David Wegener
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sjpschmid@gmail.com wrote:
> My newly downloaded eclipse will not start because it can't find the
> Java virtual machine. I do have a Java installation, and even tried the
> command line option "-vm", but no luck. Here are the specifics:
> my machine: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
> my eclipse: eclipse-SDK-3.5.1-win32-x86_64.zip
> I installed it into "C:\Program Files\Eclipse".
> my java: is located in "C:\Program Files(x86)\Java\jre6\...
> The command I tried running is:
> eclipse -vm "C:\Program Files(x86)\Java\jre6\bin\javaw"
> The error message I get is: "No Java virtual machine is found after
> searching the following locations: "C:\Program
> Files(x86)\Java\jre6\bin\javaw"
> Can anyone help?
> If I need to provide any more information about my configuration, please
> let me know. Thanks much.
There is no file called javaw on Windows. Executables have a .exe
extension on Windows. Add .exe onto the end of javaw ("...\javaw.exe").
Re: eclipse can't find Java VM even with "-vm" option [message #509260 is a reply to message #508225] Thu, 21 January 2010 09:18 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric Rizzo
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On 1/17/10 3:41 PM, David Wegener wrote:
> sjpschmid@gmail.com wrote:
>> My newly downloaded eclipse will not start because it can't find the
>> Java virtual machine. I do have a Java installation, and even tried
>> the command line option "-vm", but no luck. Here are the specifics:
>> my machine: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
>> my eclipse: eclipse-SDK-3.5.1-win32-x86_64.zip
>> I installed it into "C:\Program Files\Eclipse".
>> my java: is located in "C:\Program Files(x86)\Java\jre6\...
>> The command I tried running is:
>> eclipse -vm "C:\Program Files(x86)\Java\jre6\bin\javaw"
>> The error message I get is: "No Java virtual machine is found after
>> searching the following locations: "C:\Program
>> Files(x86)\Java\jre6\bin\javaw"
>> Can anyone help?
>> If I need to provide any more information about my configuration,
>> please let me know. Thanks much.
> There is no file called javaw on Windows. Executables have a .exe
> extension on Windows. Add .exe onto the end of javaw ("...\javaw.exe").

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