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error installing Eclipse Helios

domingos manuel

Joined: Sep 24, 2009
Posts: 21
hi everyone. I am trying to install eclipse helios on my machine and am having funny errors.
I am running windows server 2003 because my xp machine just crashed.
error: "failed to create the java virtual machine", when I double-click the eclipse icon/shortcut.
the target settings are: "C:\Program Files\eclipse\eclipse.exe" -clean -vmargs -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m.
starts in "C:\Program Files\eclipse". shortcut-key set to NONE, and set to run in NORMAL WINDOW.
can you please help?
Thank you,

Domingos Manuel
South Africa
skype: dm.manuel
Greg Brannon

Joined: Oct 24, 2010
Posts: 563
Is the Java SDK installed? What do you get if you type the command 'javac -version' at a command prompt?

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domingos manuel

Joined: Sep 24, 2009
Posts: 21
hi greg. yes, the sdk/jre were all installed. got it working later on, thank you.
Peter Johnson

Joined: May 14, 2008
Posts: 5850

got it working later on

Please describe what you did to get it to work. This information will be of benefit to other people who run into the same issue.

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domingos manuel

Joined: Sep 24, 2009
Posts: 21
whenn I extracted the .rar installation files at first, I did not point to the correct directory c:\program files\eclipse. So I deleted the eclipse folder, together with my workspace folder (metadata and project folder), and started from the beginning. it worked smothly.
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