Solution : Eclipse failed to create java virtual machine.

When you run the eclipse (eclipse-jee-indigo win32), you may get the error “failed to create java virtual machine” .

This error can be solved by many ways. Assume that the eclipse is installed at the location d:\eclipse and Jdk is installed at the location D:\jdk1.6.0_23

Ist Method

1. Open the ecplise.ini file which is located in the eclipse installation folder. (i.e in our example : d:\eclipse)

2. Find & Replace the line -vmargs with -vm D:\jdk1.6.0_23\bin\javaw.exe OR just remove the line -vmargs and save it . Now the problem is getting solved

IInd Method

1. Create a desktop shortcut of the eclipse.exe

2. Right click on the shortcut and select properties.

3. Now the following dialog box will open.

4. In the target textbox already d:\eclipse\eclipse.exe will be there. Now replace with D:\eclipse\eclipse.exe -vm D:\jdk1.6.0_23\bin\javaw.exe

III rd Method

1. Open the ecplise.ini file

2. It has some of add on configuration. Find the line “–launcher.XXMaxPermSize”. Now remove the default value 256m and save it.

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