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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by azzronulation, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. azzronulation

    azzronulation Newbie
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    Every time I try and start Eclipse I get the same error pop up "Java was started but returned exit code=13" along with a bunch of other information.

    I've read loads of internet how-to's and forum posts in regards to this error, but none seem to work!


    Here's the pop-up

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  2. jiminaus

    jiminaus Well-Known Member

    Which version of Eclipse did you download?

    I notice you're running 64-bit Windows. Did you download the 32-bit or 64-bit package? Also which version of Java did you install, x86 (32 bit) and/or x64 (64 bit)?

    Hmm, an exclamation mark in a user name, I haven't seen that before. It's sparking alarm bells.

    Try moving eclipse off your desktop and into C:\, so that the path to eclipse is not longer C:\Users\ronron!\Desktop\android\eclipse, but is simply C:\eclipse.
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  3. azzronulation

    azzronulation Newbie
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    Hey, Thanks for the reply.

    Do you think the exclamation mark in my computers username could cause programs to malfunction?

    I downloaded the 32bit versions of each but I just noticed now that "Eclipse Classic" is recommended, I downloaded the "Eclipse IDE for Java Developers" I feel that I may have downloaded the wrong one?
  4. jiminaus

    jiminaus Well-Known Member

    Eclipse IDE for Java Developers is just Eclipse Classic with extra plugins pre-downloaded.

    As long as you've matched 32-bit Eclipse with a 32-bit JRE, you should be right. I'd try moving the Eclipse folder.

    I'd also try creating another user that just has a simple name, log into that user, extract Eclipse again but this time into C:\Eclipse2, and try again.

    I also recall something about the zip extractor built into Windows not being able to extract the Eclipse zip correctly. Try extracting using an alternative zip extractor, such us 7-zip.

    Any unusual characters in a file path has the potential to cause problems. Generally all the folders leading up to the eclipse folder should just have letters and/or numbers in them. Even spaces in a folder name can cause problems. So don't put Eclipse in the Program Files folder either.
  5. azzronulation

    azzronulation Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'll try it tomorrow in the C:/ directory and see how it goes.

    It seems to be running correctly on my Ubuntu laptop, so if my pc fails I'll just use that.

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