It turns out that a directory had an
! in its name and eclipse had a problem with that.
Once I switched the directory (from Desktop which is located in the user directory which had
! in it to C:/ ) everything worked fine. (look at the Djava.class.path in the image located in my the question above for the whole path – it should make it clear what the problem was)
Vista allows you to create a username that contains
! character and then a lot of programs have issues with it
If somebody is still getting this problem even though their path is ok I suggest
- trying to look at the Environment Variables
- then try uninstalling the Helios EE ( or any other version of ee you are running ) and JDK and then reinstalling the 86x versions of both (they should still work on the 64x platform).
- for further explanation look here
Thank you everybody that tried to help