Windows XP: Marratech quits on startup window [SOLVED]
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Hi all,

We have been receiving reports of people getting failures on startup for Marratech 5.1 and 6.0 when using Windows XP.

The Splash Screen starts and then just disappears.

Well, after some digging, we found out why. As you may or many not know, Marratech uses Java pretty heavily. It seems there is a bug between Java and Custom Windows XP themes.

This means you may get a failure when launching the software if you use a non default Windows XP theme. The bug, which is in Sun Microssystem's code, is detailed here:

The bug is solved in an upcoming version of Java (Version 1.6 codename Mustang)

To avoid this problem, the only current work around is to switch to the default Windows XP theme.

I have added this entry in the FAQ. When we have an update on the situation, I will let you know.
This is also solved by upgrading to a later Java with version 1.5.0_08 or later for Windows XP. Do this by visiting and click download.

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