eclipse.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Are you receiving the following window while launching eclipse.exe,


you need to supply the path to the java executable in the vm parameter, not the path to the directory containing the executable.  For example, Try something like “C:\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\javaw.exe” for -vm parameter in eclipse.ini file.

If you are planning on doing Java development in Eclipse, it is recommended that you point at a jdk and not a jre so that you can have source attached to the runtime library classes/methods.

In the end, If nothing works, reinstall Java (jdk) and launch eclipse.exe.  100% it will work.

Other ways:

1. Try installing it into a clean directory (rather than on top of an existing Eclipse install).

2. here’s an eclipse.ini may works:


3. you can try launching the jar that opens Eclipse App.
In my case it was the file
“java -jar plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.0.0.v20070208a.jar”

4. Here is the eclipse.ini works for me

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