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Spark suddenly quit loading

I am new to Spark, but was pretty impressed with the softare. As a result, I installed it and it has been working fine.

I have one particular computer that suddenly quit loading Spark. I double-click on the ICON and nothing seems to happen. I decided to run Task Manager to see if Spark.exe even loads when I double-click. It does load, but then it exits quickly thereafter.

I did a search on the forums and found some odd-ball post that ClearType interferes with Spark sometimes, so I disabled it, but I still can’t get Spark to load. Keep in mind, this machine was running Spark without any issues for the last 2 months. I deleted the error log and ran it again so I could get a fresh copy of what was happening. Here’s the error log text:

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
error.log.zip (597 Bytes)

Just a quick bump because I still haven’t resolved the issue

You can try temporary renaming your profile’s folder to Spark2 and see if it works with a fresh profile.

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Spark

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