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Cannot open VASSAL after updating Java

Postby jonfel14 » October 29th, 2016, 12:54 am

ASUS X555L
Windows 10 Home
Intel Core i3-5005U
6GB - 64 bit Operating system
VASSAL 3.1.16
Java: Version 8 Update 111 build 1.8.0_111-b14

After having just updated Java, when trying to open VASSAL I get the following message:

The registry refers to a nonexistent Java Runtime Environment installation or the runtime is corrupted.

The system cannot find the path specified.
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Re: Cannot open VASSAL after updating Java

Postby uckelman » October 29th, 2016, 10:17 pm

Thus spake jonfel14:
> ASUS X555L
> Windows 10 Home
> Intel Core i3-5005U
> 6GB - 64 bit Operating system
> VASSAL 3.1.16
> Java: Version 8 Update 111 build 1.8.0_111-b14
>
> After having just updated Java, when trying to open VASSAL I get the
> following message:
>
> The registry refers to a nonexistent Java Runtime Environment
> installation or the runtime is corrupted.
>
> The system cannot find the path specified.

Have you rebooted since updating Java?

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Re: Cannot open VASSAL after updating Java

Postby Aradiel » October 30th, 2016, 2:27 pm

Hello there.
Same OS (albeit being the Pro version) and Java version.
Same error message...
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Re: Cannot open VASSAL after updating Java

Postby jonfel14 » October 30th, 2016, 3:34 pm

Yes, I have rebooted several times. I have also tried to re-install VASSAL.
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Re: Cannot open VASSAL after updating Java

Postby uckelman » October 31st, 2016, 12:04 am

Thus spake Aradiel:
> Hello there.
> Same OS (albeit being the Pro version) and Java version.
> Same error message...

All of you who are having this problem: How for have you gotten
through these tests?

http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/VASSAL_Does_Not_Start

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Re: Cannot open VASSAL after updating Java

Postby uckelman » October 31st, 2016, 2:09 pm

Thus spake jonfel14:
> Yes, I have rebooted several times. I have also tried to re-install
> VASSAL.

Reinstalling VASSAL is not going to help with this problem, because
the problem you're having is with Java, not VASSAL.

Try going through the steps in the link I posted above and report what
you find.
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Re: Cannot open VASSAL after updating Java

Postby RobS » October 31st, 2016, 5:55 pm

This error happened after the previous Java update as well, a few months ago, and was discussed/resolved in the downforum thread entitled Java update won't let VASSAL launch, from 21 July 2016.
For me, running Win7, the fix was simple:

1) Go to Control Panel and remove Java.
2) Download and install new Java version.

(My layman's interpretation is that there is an issue with the automatic Java update/install thingie, wherein it leaves remnants of the old Java version in the registry, which is what causes the problem. Removing and installing Java manually seems to fix it, in my case.)
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Re: Cannot open VASSAL after updating Java

Postby RobS » November 8th, 2016, 1:35 pm

So did my solution work for anyone?
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Re: Cannot open VASSAL after updating Java

Postby jonfel14 » November 9th, 2016, 1:46 am

I uninstalled Java and re-installed it, and now VASSAL opens. Thank you.
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Re: Cannot open VASSAL after updating Java

Postby RobS » November 9th, 2016, 3:18 pm

jonfel14 wrote:I uninstalled Java and re-installed it, and now VASSAL opens. Thank you.

Good, thank you.
It helps to give this kind of feedback, so that others know what works.
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Re: Cannot open VASSAL after updating Java

Postby Searut » February 6th, 2017, 11:28 pm

It works for me too in windows8.1 Pro,
thank you
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