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

This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 8.0


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


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


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

To remove the 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 file
  6. Run the installation process again

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