Unable to create JVM

Sep 4, 2010 at 3:30pm

Unable to create JVM

I wanted to use mxj to parse an XML file… never used java with max before.

I am on Windows 7 64bit, I have java installed on C:Program Files (x86)Javajdk1.6.0_21 and if I type java or javac on a Command Prompt the command is recognized by the OS.

Nevertheless Max complains about my JVM:

mxj: could not find Java 2 Runtime Environment.
Error loading:
(mxj) mxj_platform_init failed. Could not initialize the Java Runtime Environment.
Please check your Java installation. http://java.sun.com
Unable to create JVM

Is there anyone with the same problem?

Oct 15, 2010 at 11:06am


i get the same config and the same problem here… with JRE 1.6_22.
did you solve it ?


Oct 15, 2010 at 4:23pm

I don’t remember exactly how I solved it. I had both JRE and JDK, I had to uninstall/install one or both of them.

Sorry, but I can’t be more precise.

Oct 18, 2010 at 9:20am

i’ve tried reinstalling java and max with no success…

i would really appreciate some help from you C74 guys :)

Oct 18, 2010 at 12:59pm

ok here is the thing.

installing the 32 bits version of jre resolved my problem. it looks like max doesn’t care about the 64 bits version…

is this normal ?


Aug 11, 2011 at 1:25am

I just tried a 64-bit JRE with an standalone Max Application, and I saw the exact same errors as the originator of the forum post. Switching to a 32-bit JRE does solve the problem. Has there been an update since?

Dec 5, 2012 at 7:02pm

For Max 5, you have to install Java runtime 6 x86


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