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Kudos0

Minecraft - Bad Video Card Drivers

Since I purchased and installed Norton 360, I can no longer run Minecraft.  I get a "Bad Video Card Drivers" error.  If I uninstall Norton 360, Minecraft runs as normal.

I have been unable to find a fix for this issue on bulletin boards.  Can anyone help please??

Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: Minecraft - Bad Video Card Drivers


carbo21 wrote:

Since I purchased and installed Norton 360, I can no longer run Minecraft.  I get a "Bad Video Card Drivers" error.  If I uninstall Norton 360, Minecraft runs as normal.

I have been unable to find a fix for this issue on bulletin boards.  Can anyone help please??

Thanks.


Sorry to ask the obvious question, but have you checked with your video card manufacturer to see if there is an updated driver for you card?

What version of 360 were you using?

What operating system and service pack do you use?

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Minecraft - Bad Video Card Drivers

The 360 version is 20.02.0.19.  I have also downloaded new versions of Java and to my knowledge have the latest drivers for my video card.

Something in 360 must be triggering this error which may be disguised as a bad video card error.  If I uninstall 360, Minecraft works.  When I reinstall, I get this error.

What settings should I set in 360 let Minecraft be authenticated?  Next I may uninstall Minecraft and re-install...

Thanks

Kudos0

Re: Minecraft - Bad Video Card Drivers

Try running 360 in silent mode when you play the game. Right click on the Norton icon in your system tray and click on turn on Silent Mode.

See if that allows you to play.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Minecraft - Bad Video Card Drivers

I tried Silent Mode as suggested, but same result.  I re-downloaded Mincraft, same result.

I uninstalled 360 and Minecraft works.  I re-install 360 again, and still get this error:

Bad video card drivers!     
      -----------------------     

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 12/9/12 9:56 PM

-- System Details --
Details:
 Minecraft Version: 1.4.5
 Operating System: Windows XP (x86) version 5.1
 Java Version: 1.6.0_37, Sun Microsystems Inc.
 Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc.
 Memory: 412197416 bytes (393 MB) / 518979584 bytes (494 MB) up to 1037959168 bytes (989 MB)
 JVM Flags: 2 total; -Xms512m -Xmx1024m
 AABB Pool Size: 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) allocated, 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) used
 Suspicious classes: No suspicious classes found.
 IntCache: cache: 0, tcache: 0, allocated: 0, tallocated: 0
 LWJGL: 2.4.2
 OpenGL: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null
 Is Modded: Probably not. Jar signature remains and client brand is untouched.
 Type: Client (map_client.txt)
 Texture Pack: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null
 Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)
 Vec3 Pool Size: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]


org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
 at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
 at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
 at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.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:232)
 at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:515)
 at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT 306e175e ----------

I am not familiar with 360 settings, but obviously 360 is preventing Minecraft from operating.  I think the error is misleading.

Help please...

Kudos0

Re: Minecraft - Bad Video Card Drivers

Do you have SP3 for XP?

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Minecraft - Bad Video Card Drivers

I installed XP SP3... same results.  

I pretty much installed 360 and running it "out-of-the-box".  Are there settings I should configure that may be causing the error?

Thanks.

Kudos0

Re: Minecraft - Bad Video Card Drivers

The default settings should work.

Try downloading again, the latest drivers for your video card. Then remove the drivers, reboot your computer, then install the drivers again.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Minecraft - Bad Video Card Drivers

Hello carbo21

Welcome to the Forum

Please check out this link and see if this solution helps any.  There seems to be many people with this problem and not N360 related.

http://forums.techguy.org/games/1063605-minecraft-bad-video-car-drivers.html

Also please take a look at this link

http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1530575-crash-on-load-because-of-opengl-error/

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Kudos0

Re: Minecraft - Bad Video Card Drivers

Hello

I was also playing game of minecraft and I was also facing Minecraft Bad Video Card Drivers error. I found valid solution last night. I want to share this solution with all game players.

  • 1. Click Start | Control Panel | System and Security | Administrative Tools.
  • 2. Double click Computer Management.
  • 3. Select Device Manager from left hand side panel.
  • 4. Right click display adapter, select Properties.
  • 5. Click Driver tab and then Uninstall button.
  • 6. Uninstall process will take some time | Restart computer after end of process.
  • 7. Repeat Steps 1 to 3 again.
  • 8. Right-click the computer name appearing on the top corner.
  • 9. Select Scan for hardware changes.
  • 10. Download drivers for Minecraft automatically. Make sure that you have selected an option that lets you search online for updated driver version.

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