Spark does not start at all

But how can you do that if Spark won’'t start up at all?



Just noticed that, although no log files are generated in my AMD Spark installation folder, there is a text file created with details of a Java error. I’‘m sure people don’'t want me to post the whole contents of the file, so if anyone is interested in it, can they tell me which section to post here?



I am also having a problem starting Spark on serveral laptops here. Spark launches fine for about a dozen of our users, but two of them can’‘t start Spark at all. They can’‘t even launch the 2.0 beta. I’‘ve tried everything suggested here such as different system JRE versions & using the beta, but to no avail. Everyone is running WinXP SP2 with the same patch levels & JRE versions. The one user has a newer Core Duo laptop, but the other can’'t get it to start on a regular Pentium M.

At the bottom of my post is the summary portion of the error log being generated in the Spark folder. From the JVM version mentioned in the error, it must be using the JVM bundled with Spark and not the system JVM. I’‘ve also tried the “online” installer, and get the same error when it’'s using the system JVM (1.5.0_07-b03).

I’'m about ready to give up and switch everyone to something like Exodus, which is a shame because I like the integration between Spark & Wildfire.



  1. An unexpected error has been detected by HotSpot Virtual Machine:

  1. EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x6d6d8329, pid=2876, tid=820

  1. Java VM: Java HotSpot™ Client VM (1.5.0_05-b05 mixed mode, sharing)

  2. Problematic frame:

  3. V


what you did post is more a JVM than a Spark bug. Would you please post a full javacore using the 1.5_07 JVM so one can see where the problem does occur?


Sure, here’‘s the full error log. The affected users have since uninstalled Spark in favor of using Exodus. What’'s really strange is that for one of them, Spark would work OK one day but not the next.


  1. An unexpected error has been detected by HotSpot Virtual Machine:

  1. EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x6d6d8329, pid=3036, tid=2872

  1. Java VM: Java HotSpot™ Client VM (1.5.0_05-b05 mixed mode, sharing)

  2. Problematic frame:

  3. V

T H R E A D -

Current thread (0x0099b790): JavaThread “Thread-2” daemon

siginfo: ExceptionCode=0xc0000005, reading address 0x00000000


EAX=0x00000000, EBX=0x0000408c, ECX=0x0d8af12c, EDX=0x00000000

ESP=0x0d8af10c, EBP=0x0d8af158, ESI=0x0d8af12c, EDI=0x00000000

EIP=0x6d6d8329, EFLAGS=0x00010246

Top of Stack: (sp=0x0d8af10c)

0x0d8af10c: 6d6c69d5 00000000 0099b790 6d6c98ff

0x0d8af11c: 0099b790 00000000 0d8af180 00000001

0x0d8af12c: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

0x0d8af13c: 00000000 00000000 00000000 0000000e

0x0d8af14c: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

0x0d8af15c: 01561cdc 0099b84c 00000000 00000000

0x0d8af16c: 0d8af180 015612c1 0099b84c 00000000

0x0d8af17c: 00000000 0000408c 00000000 0000020e

Instructions: (pc=0x6d6d8329)

0x6d6d8319: 44 24 04 24 fc 8b 00 8b 00 c3 8b 44 24 04 24 fc

0x6d6d8329: 8b 00 ff 74 24 04 8b c8 e8 93 fe ff ff c3 8b 44

Stack: [0x0d6b0000,0x0d8b0000), sp=0x0d8af10c, free space=2044k

Native frames: (J=compiled Java code, j=interpreted, Vv=VM code, C=native code)


Java frames: (J=compiled Java code, j=interpreted, Vv=VM code)

j org.jdesktop.jdic.tray.internal.impl.DisplayThread.initTray()V+0


v ~StubRoutines::call_stub

P R O C E S S -

Java Threads: ( => current thread )

=>0x0099b790 JavaThread “Thread-2” daemon

0x00991cb0 JavaThread “AWT-EventQueue-0”

0x009906e0 JavaThread “Image Fetcher 3” daemon

0x009909c0 JavaThread “Image Fetcher 2” daemon

0x00990100 JavaThread “Image Fetcher 1” daemon

0x0098f590 JavaThread “Image Fetcher 0” daemon

0x00989e10 JavaThread “Java2D Disposer” daemon

0x00986ca0 JavaThread “AWT-Windows” daemon

0x00986760 JavaThread “AWT-Shutdown”

0x0097d100 JavaThread “Low Memory Detector” daemon

0x0097c3e0 JavaThread “CompilerThread0” daemon

0x0097bd20 JavaThread “Signal Dispatcher” daemon

0x0097b1a0 JavaThread “Finalizer” daemon

0x0097ac20 JavaThread “Reference Handler” daemon

0x00973100 JavaThread “main”

Other Threads:

0x0097a320 VMThread

0x0097dcd0 WatcherThread

VM state:not at safepoint (normal execution)

VM Mutex/Monitor currently owned by a thread: None


def new generation total 576K, used 402K [0x22b90000, 0x22c30000, 0x23070000)

eden space 512K, 66% used [0x22b90000, 0x22be4dd0, 0x22c10000)

from space 64K, 98% used [0x22c10000, 0x22c1fbb0, 0x22c20000)

to space 64K, 0% used [0x22c20000, 0x22c20000, 0x22c30000)

tenured generation total 2300K, used 1636K [0x23070000, 0x232af000, 0x26b90000)

the space 2300K, 71% used [0x23070000, 0x23209350, 0x23209400, 0x232af000)

compacting perm gen total 8192K, used 1506K [0x26b90000, 0x27390000, 0x2ab90000)

the space 8192K, 18% used [0x26b90000, 0x26d08be0, 0x26d08c00, 0x27390000)

ro space 8192K, 62% used [0x2ab90000, 0x2b09a3a0, 0x2b09a400, 0x2b390000)

rw space 12288K, 46% used [0x2b390000, 0x2b9203d8, 0x2b920400, 0x2bf90000)

Dynamic libraries:

0x00400000 - 0x00438000 C:\Program Files\Spark\Spark.exe

0x7c900000 - 0x7c9b0000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntdll.dll

0x7c800000 - 0x7c8f4000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\kernel32.dll

0x77dd0000 - 0x77e6b000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ADVAPI32.DLL

0x77e70000 - 0x77f01000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\RPCRT4.dll

0x77f10000 - 0x77f57000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\GDI32.dll

0x77d40000 - 0x77dd0000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\USER32.dll

0x77c10000 - 0x77c68000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\msvcrt.dll

0x7c9c0000 - 0x7d1d5000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.DLL

0x77f60000 - 0x77fd6000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHLWAPI.dll

0x629c0000 - 0x629c9000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\LPK.DLL

0x74d90000 - 0x74dfb000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\USP10.dll

0x773d0000 - 0x774d2000 C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6 .0.2600.2180_x-ww_a84f1ff9\comctl32.dll

0x5d090000 - 0x5d127000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\comctl32.dll

0x6d640000 - 0x6d7cc000 c:\progra~1\spark\jre\bin\client\jvm.dll

0x76b40000 - 0x76b6d000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\WINMM.dll

0x6d280000 - 0x6d288000 c:\progra~1\spark\jre\bin\hpi.dll

0x76bf0000 - 0x76bfb000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSAPI.DLL

0x77fe0000 - 0x77ff1000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Secur32.dll

0x6d610000 - 0x6d61c000 c:\progra~1\spark\jre\bin\verify.dll

0x6d300000 - 0x6d31d000 c:\progra~1\spark\jre\bin\java.dll

0x6d630000 - 0x6d63f000 c:\progra~1\spark\jre\bin\zip.dll

0x6d000000 - 0x6d167000 C:\Program Files\Spark\jre\bin\awt.dll

0x73000000 - 0x73026000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\WINSPOOL.DRV

0x76390000 - 0x763ad000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\IMM32.dll

0x774e0000 - 0x7761d000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ole32.dll

0x5ad70000 - 0x5ada8000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\uxtheme.dll

0x73760000 - 0x737a9000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ddraw.dll

0x73bc0000 - 0x73bc6000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\DCIMAN32.dll

0x73940000 - 0x73a10000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\D3DIM700.DLL

0x63000000 - 0x63013000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\SynTPFcs.dll

0x77c00000 - 0x77c08000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\VERSION.dll

0x10000000 - 0x1000a000 C:\Program Files\HPQ\IAM\bin\ItClient.dll

0x7c000000 - 0x7c054000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSVCR70.dll

0x6d240000 - 0x6d27d000 C:\Program Files\Spark\jre\bin\fontmanager.dll

0x6d4c0000 - 0x6d4d3000 C:\Program Files\Spark\jre\bin\net.dll

0x71ab0000 - 0x71ac7000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\WS2_32.dll

0x71aa0000 - 0x71aa8000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\WS2HELP.dll

0x6d4e0000 - 0x6d4e9000 C:\Program Files\Spark\jre\bin\nio.dll

0x01560000 - 0x0156b000 C:\Program Files\Spark\lib\windows\tray.dll

VM Arguments:

jvm_args: -Dexe4j.isInstall4j=true -Dexe4j.moduleName=c:\progra1\spark\spark.exe -Dexe4j.processCommFile=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\e4j_p3036.tmp -Dexe4j.tempDir= -Dappdir=c:\progra1\spark\


Environment Variables:

CLASSPATH=C:\PVSW\BIN\PVJDBC2X.JAR;C:\PVSW\BIN\PVJDBC2.JAR;C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\lib\ext\

PATH=C:\PVSW\BIN;C:\oracle\ora81\bin;C:\Program Files\Oracle\jre\1.1.7\bin;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\W bem;C:\Program Files\HPQ\IAM\bin;G:\Phoenix;G:\Phoenix\PhnxInst\Stubs;C:\Program Files\IDM Computer Solutions\UltraEdit-32;C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\


PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8, GenuineIntel

S Y S T E M -

OS: Windows XP Build 2600 Service Pack 2

CPU:total 1 family 6, cmov, cx8, fxsr, mmx, sse, sse2

Memory: 4k page, physical 1039728k(465336k free), swap 1714536k(1253764k free)

vm_info: Java HotSpot™ Client VM (1.5.0_05-b05) for windows-x86, built on Aug 26 2005 15:36:02 by “java_re” with MS VC++ 6.0