XP: arduino.exe failure after new Java: solution

I have XP. After loading latest JDK, starting Arduino gave me the splash screen then disappeared. Solution: rename the arduino-0017/Java dir to something else, eg Javaxx. Arduino then seems to find the latest newest Java. HTH.

Hi there. After installing 0017 I was having the same problem described here, where the splash screen appears, then the process is killed. I've tried pointing arduino towards both the java folder included in the download, and at my native java installation, to no avail.

Below is the log generated by --l4j-debug.

CmdLine: C:\arduino-0017\arduino.exe --l4j-debug WOW64: no Working dir: C:\arduino-0017. Bundled JRE: java Check launcher: C:\arduino-0017\java\bin\javaw.exe (OK) Add classpath: lib\pde.jar Add classpath: lib\core.jar Add classpath: lib\jna.jar Add classpath: lib\ecj.jar Add classpath: lib\oro.jar Add classpath: lib\RXTXcomm.jar Launcher: C:\arduino-0017\java\bin\javaw.exe Launcher args: -Xms128m -Xmx128m -classpath "lib;C:\arduino-0017\java\lib\tools.jar;lib\pde.jar;lib\core.jar;lib\jna.jar;lib\ecj.jar;lib\oro.jar;lib\RXTXcomm.jar" processing.app.Base Args length: 167/32768 chars Exit code: 1

Thanks for the help.

OK, I already had 0017 installed and working. A few days later it told me to get the latest JDK. It was then I had problems. Did you try renaming the directory?