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Spark Not Starting

Running Windows 7 x64 and Spark 2.6.3. I’m sorry if this is a highly talked about thread, but I was unable to find an answer when I searched the forum. When I double click on spark to start it nothing happens. When watching processes in Task Manager, spark.exe will show up for about two seconds and then dissappear. I have read that deleting the profile from AppData will help, but have had no luck finding a spark folder in AppData (admittedly this tip was found in older threads). I will paste the contents of the error log in as well if that will help.

Thanks

java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException

at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)

at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)

at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)

at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)

at org.jivesoftware.launcher.Startup.start(Startup.java:94)

at org.jivesoftware.launcher.Startup.main(Startup.java:44)

at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)

at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)

at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)

at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)

at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)

at com.exe4j.runtime.WinLauncher.main(Unknown Source)

Caused by: java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError

at org.jivesoftware.spark.PluginManager.deleteOldPlugins(PluginManager.java:189)

at org.jivesoftware.spark.PluginManager.movePlugins(PluginManager.java:131)

at org.jivesoftware.spark.PluginManager.(PluginManager.java:115)

at org.jivesoftware.spark.PluginManager.getInstance(PluginManager.java:97)

at org.jivesoftware.Spark.startup(Spark.java:208)

… 12 more

Caused by: java.nio.channels.OverlappingFileLockException

at sun.nio.ch.FileChannelImpl$SharedFileLockTable.checkList(Unknown Source)

at sun.nio.ch.FileChannelImpl$SharedFileLockTable.add(Unknown Source)

at sun.nio.ch.FileChannelImpl.tryLock(Unknown Source)

at java.nio.channels.FileChannel.tryLock(Unknown Source)

at java.util.logging.FileHandler.openFiles(Unknown Source)

at java.util.logging.FileHandler.(Unknown Source)

at org.jivesoftware.spark.util.log.Log.(Log.java:59)

… 17 more

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Spark

If you need your history, copy this folder:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Spark\user\username@servername\transcripts

And copy it back after you start with a fresh profile.

That seems to be the problem, it isnt creating a Spark folder in AppData\Roaming. I copied it over from another computer that I use Spark on, but it didnt change the behavior any.

Well, i have no idea why it can’t create a folder. You can try the latest 2.7.0 version instead of 2.6.3. http://bamboo.igniterealtime.org/artifact/SPARK-INSTALL4J/shared/build-665/Insta ll4j/spark_2_7_0_665.exe