committedandroider committedandroider - 3 months ago 17
Java Question

Why am I still getting a cannot find Java SE Runtime Environment?

These are the errors I get when I try to run a simple java version in the command window.enter image description here

I followed the advice on Error: Registry key 'Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment'\CurrentVersion'?.
When I went on regedit, here's what I saw

Which meant that there was nothing to change - right runtime version. I then did the next step which was to "delete all previous versions of Java (using "Programs and Features" uninstall process) and then re-install just the version you want to work with"
However, that didn't work either......
Here is my current java directory(see that i have everything installed)
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And my current environmental variables are

JAVA_HOME - C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_71

Path - C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_71\bin

which i believe are correct as well from

Does anyone know how i can get rid of this issue? I could do one more uninstall/install but I think that be a waste of time and won't make a difference.


I want to thank @almas-shaikh for this answer. His comment made me check over C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_71\jre\bin and see that there was no java.dll library file inside that directory. What I did next was just deleting the jdk and reinstalling it via jdk-7u71-windows-x64.exe executable. Now when I execute java -home, I get enter image description here

Now the part I don't get is how the java.dll library file was deleted in the first place......