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Why do I see the message, "Java(TM) Platform SE binary has stopped working"


This article applies to:
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 8.0

SYMPTOMS

When I try to run a Java based application, eg: Minecraft, I receive a message dialog: "Java(TM) Platform SE binary has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.". This message is accompanied with the application becoming unresponsive. Clicking the "Close program" button will exit the application and will close the application window.

Dialog message - Java Platform SE Binary has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.


CAUSE

In many cases, this can be traced back to a video driver issue that results in the Java application crashing on a Windows computer.


SOLUTION

To fix this issue, check your video card driver installed in your system then update accordingly.


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