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Start up problem with Tomcat

Jay Ashar
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I am having problem starting up tomcat. I had it installed long back and now I am back to using tomcat and tried to startup but it did not do anything, all it did was open a blank DOS window with a blinking cursor and would not do anything else. Does anyone know why this is happening?
I am using 5.0.28 and JDK 1.4 to run this.

Thanks a lot.
[ March 14, 2005: Message edited by: Jay Ashar ]

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anupa oru
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Joined: Jan 15, 2005
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I had also same problem but it was resolved when I set environment variable TOMCAT_HOME to directory where files are stored.
hope this will resolve problem.
Let me know
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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I think Tomcat 4 and 5 use CATALINA_HOME, not TOMCAT_HOME.
It sounds like you are trying to use a shortcut to start Tomcat.
Open a Command Prompt, navigate to the /bin directory and execute startup.bat - you should get some sort of information.
Jay Ashar
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Thank you all for replies.
Unfortunately I am not able to solve this problem. I tried starting it from command prompt /bin directory and all it does is opens a new DOS window without showing any error message, just a blinking cursor in that window. This was working fine before, I had jdk 1.4 and jdk 1.5 running on this machine and I uninstalled 1.5 thinking it would solve the problem but that didnt help either. Just checked my JAVA_HOME, TOMCAT_HOME, CATALINA_HOME are set to what it should be.
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