Eclipse – java was started but returned exit code = -805306369


Can anyone help me with this error:

java was started but returned exit code = -805306369
-jar C:\Program Files\Java\eclipse-jee-helios-SR2-win32-x86_64\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.11.1.R36x_v20101122_1400.jar

Best Solution

Just had this issue, for me it was a corrupted workspace osgi cache. The solution was to run eclipse with the -clean parameter as

eclipse.exe -clean

After some time, eclipse required to clean up, the workspace selection dialog popped up and I could start eclipse normally again.

The -clean parameter is documented in the eclipse help