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Error: 25099 during Java installation


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
  • Java version(s): 6.0, 7.0

SYMPTOMS

While Java installation is in progress, a message box with the following error is displayed:
Error 25099. Unzipping core files failed.


CAUSE

Error 25099 indicates that the Java installation process has failed. The root cause for this error is not known at this time.

WORKAROUND

Step 1 : Completely delete content of the following directory: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\ (or alternate directory if you chose a non-default install location)

Step 2 : If Step 1 has permission issues due to files being locked or in use, restart your system

Step 3 : Now, completely delete content of the following directory: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\

Step 4 : Download and install Java.
  1. Go to Java.com
  2. Click on the Free Java Download button, and start the installation process.

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