| By Fred Langa |
Here’s what to do when unknown and uncommunicative software tries — and fails — to launch at boot.
Any of three different approaches, including careful use of Windows’ built-in selective startup, should get to the root of the problem.
Experiencing Java failure at boot time
Reader Owen Krist’s PC is experiencing a hard-to-identify error at startup.
- “Whenever I boot up, the very first thing that shows up are four small windows, each with the message ‘Java virtual machine launching.’ Right below that it says, ‘Unable to access jarfile C:Documents,’ and below that is a small button that says, ‘OK.’
“I’m hoping you can advise me about getting rid of these windows. It was never like that in the past. It started about a month ago.
“Please be very specific with your reply, as I am not an expert.”
My sympathies, Owen. That’s not much to go on — no meaningful error message, hardly more than an OK button to work with!