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"Could not create the Java virtual machine" Error

When starting Maple, the error
Could not create the Java virtual machine
is a fairly generic message. There are number of possibilities for the source of the problem, including:

  • The Java heap size is too low.
     
  • The version of Java that your system uses is incompatible with the version that comes packaged with Maple.  A Java swap should resolve this, but uninstalling and then reinstalling Maple may be needed.
     
  • The C:\Program Files\Maple 2017\bin.X86_64_WINDOWS\maplelauncher.exe file may be corrupted, or have been deleted. Re-installing Maple (possibly with a fresh installer file) is recommended.
     
  • The  C:\Program Files\Maple 2017\jre folder may be corrupted, or have been deleted. Once again, a Java swap should resolve this, but re-installing Maple (possibly with a fresh installer file) may be necessary.

  • Your graphics drivers are incompatible, and an update/roll-back may be required.

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