Bad Video Driver

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Thread Starter
Jan 2, 2013
So i'm trying to play MineCraft and i get the message that i have a bad video driver. So i checked it out with the troubleshooter or w/e and it was just fine. And all of my drives are up to date and minecraft is indeed compatable with my system so why do i get this message:

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 1/2/13 1:15 PM

-- System Details --
Minecraft Version: 1.4.6
Operating System: Windows XP (x86) version 5.1
Java Version: 1.7.0_04, Oracle Corporation
Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
Memory: 417819376 bytes (398 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: Default
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(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:232)
at asq.a(SourceFile:56)
at Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT 8dadb396 ---------

I've seen this question on this site before and followed what the answer was and it didn't work for me; also i have watched various guides for this problem and it doesn't work either, so i need hands-on help. I'm not that smart when it comes to technology so please describe HOW i'm suppose to do something instead of telling me to do it. Thank you.
Feb 17, 2008
hiya,have you ever played Minecraft on this pc,does your graphics card support gl,did you update your card drivers from there own web site or from microsoft updates?
Feb 17, 2008
1. Download newest graphic card drivers
2. Download Java 1.7SDK from their site
3. Install all above
4. GO to your minecraft folder (it's in application data in documents and settings, if you were fighting with this bug you'll know the dir perfectly)
5. Delete whole bin directory from game folder.
6. Go to desktop (default place for minecraft.exe)
7. Create .txt file and put in those commands:
@echo off
java -Xincgc -Xmx800m -jar minecraft.exe
8. Save it as "minecraft.bat" file and open it.
Now every time you launch the game, launch it via .bat file.
this is latest java.


Trusted Advisor
May 12, 2002
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Information about your computer will appear.

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