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Error: <\bin\hotspot\jvm.dll> error message during install process


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
  • Java version(s): 6.0

SYMPTOMS

During Java installation process, you get this error:
Java Runtime Environment cannot be loaded from </bin/hotspot/jvm.dll>


CAUSE

The problem could be either caused by corrupted registry keys or incomplete installation.


SOLUTION

Delete the deployment.properties file
The deployment.properties file is usually located in: “C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment” (where username is your login name) directory. The installation process will create a new deployment.properties file.

To remove the deployment.properties file, follow these steps:
  1. Click on Start > My Computer
  2. Go to “\Documents and Settings” directory
  3. Go to username sub-directory (username is your computer login name )
  4. Go to Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment directory
  5. Delete the deployment.properties file
  6. Run the installation process again

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