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Kyle

New Member
I try to play minecraft but it keeps giving me "bad video card drivers!" message.
Heres what it looks like:

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 7/6/12 5:36 PM

Minecraft: Minecraft 1.2.5
OS: Windows NT (unknown) (x86) version 6.2
Java: 1.7.0_05, Oracle Corporation
VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
LWJGL: 2.4.2
[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:236)
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:657)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT 354f73a9 ----------


I tried updating my drivers but it says the newest one is inconpatible with windows 8.
Here are my video card specs:
Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0)

Please help,
Thanks,
Kyle
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 release preview/windows 7 starter
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 110-1100
    CPU
    Intel Atom N270 @1.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 308F
    Memory
    1.00 GB Single channel DDR2 @226MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) Express chipset Family

Kyle

New Member
I have tried bypassing the error with many methods, but none worked.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 release preview/windows 7 starter
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 110-1100
    CPU
    Intel Atom N270 @1.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 308F
    Memory
    1.00 GB Single channel DDR2 @226MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) Express chipset Family

FSeal

New Member
Member
Well try looking on the intel site for beta windows 8 drivers. A lot of companies DO have beta drivers for download but they may not bein the normal places. Might be hidden on a "Beta" page or something.

For stock intel drivers off the windows install, that is exactly the same kind of error you get with almost /any/ game. You really do need to install the "real" drivers. Hopefully Intel has some betas available to try out.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8

Kyle

New Member
i looked and they only have 2 beta drivers out so far and they are for new advanced video cards. what i am looking for is a bypass method or if its ok to try to install a updated window 7 driver.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 release preview/windows 7 starter
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 110-1100
    CPU
    Intel Atom N270 @1.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 308F
    Memory
    1.00 GB Single channel DDR2 @226MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) Express chipset Family

Mrmath130

Member
Member
Ok, my advice would be to do one of two things:
1. dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8
or
2. install the windows 7 drivers in compatibility mode. This is NOT guaranteed to work at all! It worked with my ATI Radeon graphics card, but that does not mean that Intel will be the same way!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview AND Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (Dual Boot)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX645WFK42GM - OEM
    Motherboard
    BIOSTAR A780L3B AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    Memory
    Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model P
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX HD-657X-ZHF2 Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    PSU
    APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply
    Case
    APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case
    Cooling
    ZALMAN CNPS7000C-AlCu 2 Ball CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Standard Dell PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Wireless USB Microsoft IntelliPoint Mouse
    Internet Speed
    In theory, 300 Mbps. In practice, ~180 Kbps
    Other Info
    Plays Minecraft on max settings at 100+ FPS
    Haven't tried Chess yet :P

MD678685

x64 all the way!
Member
That error is self-explanatory. The default drivers that come as default(even for ATI Radeon or nVidia) do not support OpenGL. Update to the Windows 7 or(if available) the Windows 8 Beta drivers.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64(!)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    acer Aspire AS7736G
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
    Motherboard
    Acer JV50
    Memory
    DDR2 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce G210M
    Sound Card
    nVidia High Definition Audio, Realtek High Definition Audio (basically IDK)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" LED LCD Laptop Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS545050B9A300
    Iomega Select Desktop 2251799813685248(?)B(2TB) HDD
    PSU
    ?
    Internet Speed
    Around 5Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    avast! Antivirus 8
    Other Info
    X64 FOR THE WIN :D

eXcite

Banned
Yes, but what about Intel drivers?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6
    CPU
    Intel Core i3
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Other Info
    My laptop is my only computer. It is about 2 years old.
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