Eclipse won’t start after Windows shutdown

My laptop unexpectedly shutdown when I had Eclipse open. After rebooting I could not start Eclipse. Instead it kept crashing with the message “An error has occurred. See the log file …” Looking at the log file I saw errors related to the Perforce plugin.

        at org.eclipse.ui.internal.themes.ThemeElementHelper.installFont(

org.osgi.framework.BundleException: Exception in org.eclipse.core.internal.compatibility.PluginActivator.start() of bundle
        at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleContextImpl.startActivator(
Caused by: java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError

I saw a post about this problem which referred to another post for a solution. Basically the post suggests that stale plugin cache information is causing the problem and suggests starting Eclipse with the -clean argument. After doing this I was successfully able to launch Eclipse.

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