I am trying to debug an applet. I have done this successfully for over a decade.
When I supply -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=5005 to java Runtime Parameters in java control panel, I get "Failed to connect to remote VM. Connection refused." in my run config in eclipse.
I very similar issue is reported here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16315892/java-7-debug-on-windows-8-not-working and it seems to be saying that the parameters are being supplied to javaw.exe, but java.exe is actually running.