chif-ii chif-ii - 4 months ago 20
Java Question

Eclipse: Java was started but returned error code=13

I just updated Java to 1.8 u25, and now I get this message every time I try to open Eclipse

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I have no clue what I'm doing wrong, when it comes to Eclipse. I have re-downloaded it number of times but still cannot get it to work. How could I fix this?

This is my eclipse.ini file

-startup
plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.0.v20140415-2008.jar
--launcher.library
plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.win32.win32.x86_64_1.1.200.v20140603-1326
-product
org.eclipse.epp.package.standard.product
--launcher.defaultAction
openFile
--launcher.XXMaxPermSize
256M
-showsplash
org.eclipse.platform
--launcher.XXMaxPermSize
256m
--launcher.defaultAction
openFile
-vm
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.8.0_25\jre\bin
--launcher.appendVmargs
-vmargs
-Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.8
-Xms40m
-Xmx512m

Answer

This error occurs because your Eclipse version is 64-bit. You should download and install 64-bit JRE and add the path to it in eclipse.ini. For example:

...
-vm
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_45\bin\javaw.exe
-vmargs
...

Note: The -vm parameter should be just before -vmargs and the path should be on a separate line. It should be the full path to the javaw.exe file. Do not enclose the path in double quotes (").

If your Eclipse is 32-bit, install a 32-bit JRE and use the path to its javaw.exe file.

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