Tahir Yasin Tahir Yasin - 1 month ago 8x
Java Question

Error occured during initialization of VM (java/lang/NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/Object)

I am a newbie to Eclipse and Java. I'm trying to install Java to use Eclipse (I followed all instructions to install Java and Eclipse) but my Eclipse is not starting due to some bad configuration I guess. I can't figure out why it's not working for me.

Eclipse Installation:

  1. Extracted Eclipse at

  2. Created a shortcut to my desktop having target

When I try to run Eclipse with this shortcut, I see following Eclipse splash screen for a second and it disappears. Eclipse does not start at all.

Eclipse Splash Screen

JAVA Installation:

  1. Installed JDK at
    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_10

  2. Installed JRE at
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre7

Environment Variables Configuration:

JAVA_HOME = C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_10
PATH = C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_10\bin;

I tested my Java installation using the console and figured out this issue but I don't know how to fix it, and I guess this is causing Eclipse not to start.


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Any help will be highly appreciated!


Go to Eclipse folder, locate eclipse.ini file, add following entry (before -vmargs if present):

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_10\bin\javaw.exe

Save file and execute eclipse.exe.