eclipse hangs after startup "initializing java tooling"

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I am using eclipse indigo with "jdk1.6.0_23". When i start eclipse it hangs with error "initializing java tooling" in progress at 1% with "configuring classpath containers" and never recovers from it. I cant work with this. Can anyone help?

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When it happens , are you able to close the application normally or you got to kill it?
Check the eclipse log at  WORKSPACE/.metadata/.log file . It may give some direction as to what's happening
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Your jdk is out of date (and possibly insecure) and so it worth updating anyway. Make sure you have the latest Eclipse too if you can. The two alone might make the error disappear
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