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Unable to start Apache Tomcat as a windows service

Joseph Simon Arokiaraj (21414745) | asked Nov 22 '11, 6:21 a.m.
Hi All,

I am able to start Tomcat as a windows service and from today it stopped working. No changes in the environment.

I referred to this document ( and everything seems to be perfect.

Errors popped up in the stderr_<date>.log

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.init(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(

Any pointers to my problem?

Thanks in advance.


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