Could not create the Java virtual machine

Everytime i open minecraft it comes up with the error "Could not create the Java virtual machine". I've tried everything like updating Java, Windows, re-downloading Minecraft and making the .bat file, but nothing seems to work. It used to work but not anymore, i really don't know what went wrong.

Does anyone now how to fix it?

PC Specs:
AMD FX 4100 3.6GHz
Corsair 8GB 1333MHz Ram
XFX ATI Radeon HD 6770 1GB
Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
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  1. If you updated Java... I would start by clearing your Java cache.

    Second.. or if you dont know how clear the cache.. uninstall Java and do a clean install.

    Oh - and third... make sure you using the 32 bit version of Java.

    Once you tried that - let us know if it still not fixed

  2. I have the 32bit version and i've done a clean install and cleared the cache. Still won't work
  3. HHmm

    Just to be clear... you cleared the browser cache... AND the Java Cache?

    Have you confirmed if it the Java... or minecraft which is the broken bit?
    Does Java work with other things?

    What does the java test installtion tool say?

    If Java working - then focus on minecraft....
    Have you done clear install (i.e. cleared out your .minecraft folder?) which can be found in hidden folder

    e.g. for me its


  4. it said java wasnt installed, so i installed it again. Now it says it is installed but minecraft still doesnt work?
  5. JuanB said:
    it said java wasnt installed, so i installed it again. Now it says it is installed but minecraft still doesnt work?

    FFS... you not making this easy :fou: .... What about the other bits then?

    did you check the status of the Java Cache now you installed it again? per the last post?
    Did you reboot?
    have you cleared minecraft directory per the last post? or at least may be reinstalled it again?

    Im going to leave you to it.. let someone with more patience put up with you.
    If you cant be bothered to make an effort to help me help out

    Good luck.
  6. I have Re-Installed Minecraft (cleared directory), re-installed JRE, cleared java cache and internet cache. I have update windows 7 and i have rebooted several times. Other programs with Java work just not Minecraft.

    Thanks for your help anyway.
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