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Thread: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message

  1. Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
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    I recently purchased Minecraft however the game refuses to load due to the following error:
    Bad video card drivers!
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    Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode. This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.

    BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271
    Generated 11/08/11 15:20
    Minecraft: Minecraft Beta 1.7.3
    OS: Windows 7 (x86) version 6.1
    Java: 1.6.0_26, Sun Microsystems Inc.
    VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc.
    LWJGL: 2.4.2
    [failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]
    org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelForma t(Native Method)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat (WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(Windo wsDisplay.java:185)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java :311)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:856)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:784)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:765)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:294)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:716)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
    END ERROR REPORT a77717d2

    I have looked online and the reason is that my graphics driver is not up to date, however because Toshiba use custom drivers I cannot go to the intel website and get the newest one, I know my current one is out of date but there are no new custom drivers on the Toshiba site. Please help!

  2. Re: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
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    Hi OzzyAmir,

    Can you post what notebook model you have, please?

    Generally speaking it’s no problem to install other display drivers but it happens on your own risk because the drivers are not pretested by Toshiba.

    The Intel drivers you can install via device manager > update drivers if you click on graphic card. Then choose the advanced installation and choose the driver directory.

  3. Re: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
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    Hi there,

    I have a Satellite L650-1DG. Will my warranty be void if I install drivers not pretested by Toshiba?

  4. Re: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
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    If you install non-Toshiba display driver this can cancel warranty and if something goes wrong with graphic card you claim will not be accepted.

  5. Re: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
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    Hello I'm french.

    I have got a "toshiba sattelite C660" with "windows 7" When i launch Minecraft i have a error message "HS_her_pid" I search but i not heavy on informatic
    ...and Mmmmh i not heavy on english.

    Save me please !

  6. Re: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
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    I'm getting the same problem with my c660, and i'm losing faith in Toshiba because they don't seem to care.

  7. Re: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
    #7
    Hi

    If you would google a little bit then you will notice that this issue has nothing to do with the Toshiba notebook.
    The minercraft game seems to need the newest version of java.
    I found some recommendations in different forums:

    Go to %appdata%
    Delete .minecraft folder in . appdata folder
    The issue could be related to wrong jave too.
    In such case you have to download the newest java version using IE 64bit
    http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
    Note: Uninstall the old version before installing the new Java version

    Maybe this will help you.

  8. Re: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
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    Hey there!
    First of all i just wanna share here is my post http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=64845&tstart=0

    2nd of all i tried this but did not work, through thanks anyway.

  9. Re: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
    #9
    Maybe Mojang support can help with this. They should have best experience with own product.

  10. Re: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
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    Hello!
    Toshiba have put the wrong drivers on this machine. I eventually fixed it after my son bought one with his christmas money. Just remove all the ATI drivers. Problem fixed. Happy son..... :0)

    PS download drivesweeper for free and use it if you don't know how to remove the drivers.

  11. Re: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
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    Thank you to everyone who has answered. I have sold the Toshiba and bought a Macbook Pro. I had larger issues with the bloated extra stuff that Toshiba felt compelled to install on the machine as well as other issues. I have literally no interest in their system slowing programmes like their dashboard or Termpora or whatever it was and the minecraft thing was just the final straw. To be honest I haven't looked back since, new macbook operates like a dream and has only what I want it to have, pretty fast too.

    Again thank you for your comments and suggestions. :)

  12. Re: Unable to play Minecraft and video card driver error message
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    New graphic card driver has helped me to play minercraft too... mostly driver updates help…

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