Cannot open WF Pro 3.1. URGENT
Thread poster: Jacek Sierakowski

Jacek Sierakowski
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Nov 1, 2012

Error message: "Could not create the Java virtual machine'. I don't know if there is a connection, but right before it happened, I changed the amount of memory to 1470 MB.
Thanks.


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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What is your operating system? Nov 1, 2012

See the header. Also: is the path to the JRE executable correctly written in the WFP settings file?

P. S. It’s always good to ask smart questions.


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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And yes… Nov 1, 2012

this can be about the memory setting. See a similar issue with another program.

 

Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Change wordfast.ini Nov 1, 2012

Yes this is a problem that the Wordfast people have not yet been able to solve, for some reason some systems (mine included) won't admit the highest memory setting.

It is easily fixed:

1) search your computer for a file called wordfast.ini (it is usually in C:\Program Files\Wordfast\Wordfast.ini)
2) Open the file
3) Look for the line that says -Xmx1470m
4) change it to -Xmx1024m (that will give you 1024MB) if for some reason that doesn't work change it to -Xmx512m or -Xmx256m
5) Open Wordfast


 

Natalie  Identity Verified
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Admin rights needed Nov 1, 2012

Alex Lago wrote:
Yes this is a problem that the Wordfast people have not yet been able to solve, for some reason some systems (mine included) won't admit the highest memory setting.


The reason is that in some operation systems, most probably including yours, such changes require admin rights.

Please see instructions here:
http://wordfast.net/wiki/Not_able_to...#Change_Memory_Preferences


 

Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Nope Nov 1, 2012

Natalie wrote:

The reason is that in some operation systems, most probably including yours, such changes require admin rights.


Sorry but you are wrong I do have admin rights and this is not the problem


 

Jacek Sierakowski
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Thanks. Nov 1, 2012

Thank you esperantisto, Alex and Natalie. It works.

 

Natalie  Identity Verified
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--- Nov 1, 2012

OK, Alex, but please check if you have done the following:


Right-click the Wordfast.ini file (while it is closed!) and select "Properties" > "Security".
* Click "Edit". Select "Users", and under "Allow", check "Full Control".
* Click "OK" > "OK".
* Now, you should be able to change it in the normal way at Wordfast Pro > Edit > Preferences > Memory Preferences.


[Edited at 2012-11-01 16:22 GMT]


 

Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Yes I have Nov 1, 2012

[quote]Natalie wrote:

OK, Alex, but please check if you have done the following:

[quote]

Yes I have tried this (and all the other suggestions made by Wordfast on how to solve this problem) but unfortunately the highest I can go is 1024MB.

Wordfast are aware of this problem but as yet have not solved it.


 


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