Java Platform SE Binary not responding/stopped working [Fix]

Matthew Adams
by Matthew Adams
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  • Users can't open Java programs when the Java(TM) Platform SE binary error arises.
  • Updating graphics card drivers is one of the confirmed fixes for this issue.
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There are lots of Java-based software for Windows. The Java(TM) Platform SE binary error is one that arises for some users when they try to open Java-based programs. When that error arises, users can’t open Java-based programs. The full error message states:

Java(TM) Platform SE binary has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

Scroll down to explore the most efficient solutions to this annoying issue.

How can I fix the Java(TM) Platform SE binary error?

1. Update your graphics card driver

The Java(TM) Platform SE binary error can often appear due to the Java Environment conflicting with outmoded graphics card drivers.

We recommend that you use Driver Booster 7 to solve this problem easily.

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Driver Booster 7 is a very powerful but easy to use software that ensures that your drivers will always be updated to the latest version available.

The best part about using Driver Booster 7 to update all your drivers is the fact that the process only requires you to click the mouse a couple of times.

The software will start scanning your system as soon as you open it. If its scan lists your graphics adapter, select the checkbox for it. Then click the Update Now button.

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The Driver Booster 7 from IObit can update your video drivers to the latest available version, and all you need to do is start the scanning process.

2. Reinstall Java

  1. Press the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type appwiz.cpl in Run’s text box. Then click OK to open the uninstaller for Windows.
    Programs and Features window java platform se binary not responding
  3. Next, type Java in the search box.
  4. Select it and click Uninstall.
  5. Restart Windows after you’ve uninstalled all listed Java entries in Programs and Features.
  6. Click the Java Download button on the Java website to save the installer for the latest version.
  7. Open the Java setup window to install Java Environment.
  8. Restart Windows after installing Java.

3. Configure environment variables

  1. Open the Windows search utility with the Windows key + S keyboard shortcut.
  2. Input system info in your search box.
  3. Click System to open the window in the shot directly below.
    System window java platform se binary not responding
  4. Click Advanced system settings to open a System Properties window.
  5. Click Environment Variables on the System Properties window’s Advanced tab.
    Environment Variables window java platform se binary not responding
  6. Next, click the New button under System variables to open the window shown directly below.
    New System Variable window java platform se binary not responding
  7. Enter _JAVA_OPTIONS in the Variable name text box.
  8. Type -Xmx256M in the Variable value box.
  9. Click OK to close the New System Variable window.
  10. Press the OK button on the Environment Variables window.

4. Clean boot Windows

  1. Open the Run window.
  2. Enter msconfig in Run’s Open box and click OK to open MSConfig.
    General tab java platform se binary not responding
  3. First, click the Selective startup radio button.
  4. Uncheck the selected Load startup items option.
  5. Select both Load system services and Use original boot configuration checkboxes.
  6. Select the Hide all Microsoft services option on the Services tab.
    Services tab java platform se binary not responding
  7. Click Disable all to stop the third-party services listed.
  8. Press the Apply button.
  9. Click OK to close the window.
  10. Click Restart on the dialog box that opens.
  11. Then try running Java software the error arises for after the restart.

Those are some of the most widely confirmed fixes for the Java(TM) Platform SE binary error. That doesn’t mean they’re entirely guaranteed resolutions for everyone, but they’ll probably fix the issue for most users.


FAQ Learn more about the Java(TM) Platform SE binary error

  • Can the Java(TM) Platform SE binary error arise for any software?

The Java(TM) Platform SE error can only arise for Java-based programs. Check out our Runtime error Java guide for more details.

  • Why does a Java crash occur while playing Minecraft?

The Java(TM) Platform SE binary error can arise for Minecraft as that’s a Java-based game. Check out our Minecraft common errors guide to fix it.

  • Why are hs_log_pid log files placed on the desktop after a Java crash?

The hs_log_pid log files appear on the desktop to provide users with further details pertaining to Java crashes.

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