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6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 11:19 AM by Jeff Smith SQLDev PM RSS

SQl Developer won't start

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I am using Windows XP Professional. I am also using Java 1.6.26. Whenever I try to start SQL Developer, nothing happens. Is there a log for SQL Developer that I could look at somewhere on my machine? I don't get any errors.... its just that nothing happens. I can see the sqldeveloper.exe process pop up momentarily and then disappear sometimes when I look at Task Manager while trying to start SQL Developer. Any advice?
  • 1. Re: SQl Developer won't start
    mwickham Explorer
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    this is unusual that nothing happens.

    Try downloading the 32 bit version with JDK. Unzip in a non-Oracle home then start that.
  • 2. Re: SQl Developer won't start
    -K- Guru
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    First of all, did you install in a new, clean directory? Else you'll have a corrupted installation.
    If you run from \sqldeveloper\bin\sqldeveloper.exe, do you get any output in the opened console when starting up? This could help diagnosing the problem.

    K.
  • 3. Re: SQl Developer won't start
    827925 Newbie
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    Hi - On my computer it can take up to 2 minutes before the SQL Dev GUI shows up after clicking on the sqldeveloper.exe green triangle icon. You may try waiting a little and see if that works.
  • 4. Re: SQl Developer won't start
    -K- Guru
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    I can see the sqldeveloper.exe process pop up momentarily and then disappear
  • 5. Re: SQl Developer won't start
    982163 Newbie
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    what a nightmare install oracle 11g in windows 7, it's an awful experience, i take introduction to sql and workshop I from oracle university, and i need to practice with in my 32 bit laptop SQL developer simply doesn't works, my first install was corrupted, then i reinstall and get a second no functional installation and neither of both can be uninstaled. i think that i may be need to reinstala the operating system, what a waste of time :-(

    Edited by: 979160 on 29-dic-2012 11:10
  • 6. Re: SQl Developer won't start
    Jeff Smith SQLDev PM ACE Moderator
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    You can bypass the entire Oracle installation process and use our Developer Days Hands On Lab environment instead
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/databaseappdev-vm-161299.html

    Just download, install Virtual Box, import the appliance, start it, and run SQL Developer. Everything's ready to go for you.

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