How to Repair the “No JVM Could be Found” Error Message on Windows PC

Windows 10 adds many new features and functions to the operating system. Some of these new features make Windows 10 a faster and more powerful operating system than previous versions of Windows. However, Windows 10 also has some limitations, including the “No JVM Could be Found” error message that most Windows 10 users may encounter.

A reminder to all Windows 10 users: if you encounter this error when running a Java application, it is most likely because you have not enabled the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Windows Settings > Apps > Apps and Features > Enable or Disable Windows Features. If you find that one or more of your Java apps are not working properly, follow the steps described here to enable JRE in Windows 10.

In Windows 10, a common error message appears when you start a Java program: “Failed to find JVM (Java Virtual Machine).” This error can occur if your Windows 10 is configured to prevent unsigned Java applets from running.

What causes the “No JVM Could be Found” error message?

In most cases, this problem is related to an incompatible version of Java. In most cases, the affected users install the wrong version of Java, which causes this error in the application. However, in some cases, the error “No JVM could be found on your system (Exe4j_Java_Home)” also occurs due to an incorrect Java environment variable.

The error “No JVM could be found on your system (Exe4j_Java_Home)” may also occur because of an incorrect Java environment variable. It can happen due to different reasons.

How to solve the “No JVM Could be Found” error?

Reinstall Java

  1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the “Run” window.
  2. In the “Run” window, type or copy “appwiz.cpl” and press Enter.
  3. Scroll down to the “Programs and Features” window, right-click on the application associated with Java, and then click “Uninstall”.
  4. Now click “Yes” when a window appears to confirm the uninstallation.
  5. Repeat this process for all other Java applications in the list.
  6. Then close the “Programs and Features” window.
  7. Now install the latest version of Java SE on your computer.
  8. After installation, restart your computer.

Include a new Java environment variable

  1. Press the Windows+E keys to open the File Explorer window.
  2. In the File Explorer window, click on “This PC” on the left side.
  3. On the right side of the window, navigate to your local drive (C:) > Program Files > Java.
  4. Now double-click on the “jdk1.8.0_251” folder to open it.
  5. Then double click on the “bin” folder.
  6. Then right-click on the address bar and click “cut” in the “garbage can” folder.
  7. You should click on “This computer”.
  8. Now right-click on “This PC” and select “Properties”.
  9. Then click on “Advanced System Settings.”
  10. Then click on “Advanced.”
  11. To add a variable, click on “Environment Variables”.
  12. Then click “New…”.
  13. First, set “Variable Name:” to “Path”.
  14. Add the location of the bin folder under “Variable Value:”.
  15. Click on the “OK” button.
  16. Click the “OK” button.
  17. Click “Apply” and then “OK”.
  18. Close the File Explorer window.
  19. Restart your computer.
  20. After restarting the computer, repeat the procedure where the problem occurred.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Free Java Download.
  3. Click Accept and start the free download.
  4. Click Execute. Tip: When prompted in the User Account Control window, click Yes.
  5. Click Install, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

The Java Virtual Machine error often occurs when Java requires a larger global maximum heap memory size. Users have solved the problem by increasing the maximum amount of RAM allocated to Java. They can do this by setting a new Java system variable.

Select the path by right-clicking on the Path and choosing Copy Address. Now open Computer -> System Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Advanced -> Environment Variables. In the System Variables section, click Create and enter the following information. Click Ok and restart your computer.

The Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is a virtual machine that allows your computer to run programs in Java, as well as programs in other languages that are also compiled into Java bytecode. The reference implementation of the JVM is developed by the OpenJDK open source project and includes a JIT compiler called HotSpot.