1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 30, 2014 12:14 PM by thatJeffSmith-Oracle

    SQL Developer 4 Hangs on Startup


      SQL Developer starts with the splash screen, then opens a larger window (leaving both open) and then hangs there.


      I've seen several threads like the following:




      I'm running Java 7:

      2014-01-29 13:54:55                                          


      » java -version                                              

      java version "1.7.0_13"                                      

      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_13-b20)         

      Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.7-b01, mixed mode)

      2014-01-29 13:56:12                           


      » $(gcm java).Path                            

      C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_13\bin\java.exe


      I've completely deleted my %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\{sqldeveloper|SQL Developer} directories.

      I'm running from my D:\ drive.

      I've modified the %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\sqldeveloper\product.conf and pointed it at various JDKs with various results - as expected Java 6 flat doesn't work. Older Java 7 doesn't open the blank screen but hangs.

        • 1. Re: SQL Developer 4 Hangs on Startup

          1.7.0_13-b20 is old, and is that a beta? We're testing and supporting with version 1.7u45 as a minimum.

          You don't need to update your JDK - just download the Windows copy of SQLDev 4 that includes the JDK and you should be good to go.

          The other thing you could try is to run it from your C:\ drive in case there's some weird write permissions issue going on.