936517 wrote:If you read carefully you'll note that the OP is getting the windows "this crud has stopped working" error, which implies a native crash. There is no stacktrace to speak of and in this case I am inclined to believe it has nothing to do with Java but more with whatever ODBC stuff is being invoked.
I suggest you post a stacktrace of exactly what the error message is so we can take a look at it.
Lastly, you can try a newer or older version of java, however I doubt that is the problem.I would hold off giving such advice when referring to an entire platform (so for APIs or drivers its not a big deal) until there is a reason to suspect this may help, don't give it as general advice. It only helps to create a sense of distrust towards the platform when even in OTN you get such advice right off the bat.