The problem appeared after I had changed the proxy settigns of IDE in Preferences/General/Network Connections. After that eclipse started sticking on loading workbench. The following solution solved the problem:
- Go to your eclipse installation folder
- Switch to configuration/.settings
- Open file org.eclipse.core.net.prefs
- Set all the boolean properties related to proxy to false
- Save the changes
- Start Eclipse again
This solution has worked for me. Hope it will work for you as well.