My eclipse editor won't start ?

My eclipse seemed to be running fine. I could edit files. I could navigate source code. I could build from eclipse.

 Every once in a while something goes wrong and eclipse give me an option to close the program.

 Now, I can't even invoke eclipse. I double click on eclipse.exe, select my workspace but eclipse never opens.

 Please advise!
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naseeamAuthor Commented:
I'm unable to open eclipse with the workspace I normally open eclipse with.  I think something happened to this workspace because eclipse wants to close every once in a while.

From command prompt, I can change directory to this workspace but I can't change directory to my project within this workspace.  But the this project opens fine in Subversion.

Eclipse opens with other projects.

Why is this problem occurring ?   How can I open the workspace from eclipse again ?
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jkrCommented:
I am delivering this with a grain of salt: Have you tried to backup your projects and then reinstall Eclipse?
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sarabandeCommented:
it looks as if the workspace file is corrupted or locked by some process. as far as i remember the workspace file is a text file which can be opened by a text editor. if that is true try to open it and compare it with a working workspace file (or better use a backup if available). try to make a minor change and store it. if that fails, another process or some eclipse instance is locking the file and that's why you can't open it again. try to find that process and kill it if possible. if not you have to reboot.

you also may check for the size of the file (compare it with other workspace files) and whether there is still free space on the disk. if you can't change folder, it is some evidence that there is something wrong with the disk or file or folder. try to create new files at the disk and folder. if that fails check if there is a symbolic link  to another disk or folder which no longer are available.

Sara
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naseeamAuthor Commented:
No, I didn't try to backup my projects and reinstall Eclipse.
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