Problem solved!

I’ve been trying to fix a really annoying problem that was preventing some Java-based applications to run on Windows. It turns out that the problem ended up being some invalid font files in my Fonts folder. Unfortunately, this is another case of the solution not being immediately obvious to the problem. For the entire headache felt while the solution eluded me, the satisfaction of seeing each app launch after the removal of the offending files made for some good aspirin. It would be interesting to know more about what seems to be an Achilles Heel for Windows (i.e. font files). Kudos to the good folks at Sysinternals for making Process Explorer. This free debugging tool put me on the straight and narrow to the final solution.