2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2015 4:28 PM by Gary Graham-Oracle

    SQL Developer never completes loading

    Jacob Tennant

      I have a fresh install of SQL Developer 4.0.3 on Windows 7 Professional 64bit OS also freshly installed this morning and has been fully updated.


      I have Java JDK 1.8.0_40 installed.


      It has been loading now for 45 minutes and the blue bar has barely moved.


      I have restarted the computer and restarted the first-time launch but it gets to the same place and stalls.

        • 1. Re: SQL Developer never completes loading

          Make sure you don't have multiple copies of sql dev or Java JDK installed.


          It could be finding an older version of Java.

          • 2. Re: SQL Developer never completes loading
            Gary Graham-Oracle

            Try opening a command line console and run <sqldev_home>\sqldeveloper\sqldeveloper\bin\sqldeveloper.exe from there.  Possibly some messages will appear in the console during this delay/hang, or you can obtain a full thread dump of what's happening in the JVM via the jstack utility or a Ctrl-Break (but make sure the console screen buffer size property is large so as not to truncate the output).


            Such hangs may occur when SQL Developer cannot write to the user settings folder (typically C:\Users\<your-userid>\AppData\Roaming) either due to privilege issues or placement on a network drive, etc.