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Eclipse will not run

Chase Alix

Joined: Jan 19, 2005
Posts: 2
I have tried Eclipse 3.0.1 and 3.0 and neight one of them will run. I always get an error message and it says that a log file has been made. The log file says:

!SESSION Wed Jan 19 12:43:40 EST 2005 ------------------------------------------
!ENTRY org.eclipse.core.launcher 4 0 Jan 19, 2005 12:43:40.984
!MESSAGE Exception launching the Eclipse Platform:
java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not find framework
at org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main.getBootPath(
at org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main.basicRun(
at org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main.main(

I am running JRE version 1.4.2_06, and I have checked and it is running.

I have followed many of the suggestions on this forum relating to system paths, etc. and nothing has helped.

Here is my current system path: C:\cygwin\bin\;C:\Perl\bin\;c:\j2sdk1.4.2_06\jre\bin;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\system32\WBEM;C:\Program Files\Sonic\MyDVD;C:\Program Files\Sonic\MyDVD;C:\Program Files\Support Tools\;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\MPEG;

Is there something in the system or in the system path that is conflicting with it? I have done a lot of PHP, MySQL programming and I have IIS running, and I'm not sure if those are affecting it.

I installed it on my Girlfriends laptop and it works fine, but won't run on my personal machine, which is where I need it to be.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Steven Bell
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Joined: Dec 29, 2004
Posts: 1071
The MySQL, PHP, IIS stuff shouldn't be a problem.

A wild guess, but even though you've set the PATH variable you may want to make sure the J2SKD is in your CLASSPATH variable.

Other than that I would try to uninstall anything java and eclipse, then do a reinstall of Java and eclipse.
Chase Alix

Joined: Jan 19, 2005
Posts: 2
Thanks for the help, but I fixed it by just copying the working version from my girlfriends laptop to my computer. Worked fine after that, seems as though my computer didn't want to unzip it properly.
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