Minecraft could not create virtual machine

Please forward this error screen to minecraft could not create virtual machine. M9 1a8 8 0 1 0 0 16A8 8 0 0 0 9 1zm. Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Error: could not create the Java Virtual Machine.

Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Pre-note: This is not a problem I am having with Minecraft. All answers I can find seem to be related to Minecraft. I get this error when I try to do something Java related. I try to install JDK, I get this error. This has been plaguing me for a while and I was not able to research an answer so I thought I would ask it myself.

Dell Studio Laptop, 4GB RAM, external Radeon HD 6950 Graphics Card. I have tried uninstalling all JVMs and reinstalling but it didn’t work, although I cannot remember how thorough I was so I may try again. This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers. What version of the JVM do you have installed? How much ram do you have?

Thanks for the help so far though. I had this problem recently, and found that the instructions HERE fixed it. In a nutshell, the instructions show you how to make a System Variable for Java called _JAVA_OPTIONS with the value Xmx512M. This sets a global maximum heap memory size for Java. There was one caveat I noticed though.

I noticed that if you start a Java application with a maximum heap memory size larger than the one set as the System Variable, you will get errors that stop the Java Virtual Machine from running. I am not sure about that, but in some Minecraft forums people have same issue. Quoting the question: «This is not a problem I am having with Minecraft. How to uninstall the JDK after deleting its files? Error: Could not create the Java virtual machine. Toddler being taught to cuss by older kids.