#535 Areca Process Will Not Start


Windows 7 x64 with Areca downloaded on May 17. I can't get Areca to launch. I am running Java Update 55 with Java 6 Update 4 and JavaFX 2.1.1. When I run the application, no process begins. I've restarted the computer and also reinstalled Areca. I even tried going back a few versions of Java, all to no avail.

Does anyone have any clue what I might try?


  • Brother Gabriel-Marie

    Actually, it's the GUI that won't launch. I can start areca_cl.exe with no problem.

  • Brother Gabriel-Marie

    Ah, never mind. I reinstalled Java x64, and Areca x64 and it worked.

  • David L Jung

    David L Jung - 2014-06-17

    I have the same problem - nothing launches. java -version yields:
    java version "1.7.0_51"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_51-b13)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.51-b03, mixed mode)

    Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to change Java SDK version currently as I have other dependencies on it. I guess it is a bug that it is so dependent on the exact version of a "run anywhere" framework anyways.

    If I just execute areca.exe from the command prompt, the prompt just immediately returns without any error message or any other activity.


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