Please Help! Minecraft and Windows 8 Error!

Greetings, my name is Mark and I recently updated my PC to windows 8 and so far it is working fabulously. I do have one problem though, Minecraft no longer works and gives me the following 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 4/18/13 8:36 PM

-- System Details --
    Minecraft Version: 1.5.1
    Operating System: Windows 8 (x86) version 6.2
    Java Version: 1.7.0_21, Oracle Corporation
    Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
    Memory: 459074512 bytes (437 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:235)
    at avv.a(SourceFile:56)
    at Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT 29f9a4b4 ----------

Now I obviously know that this has to do with my display adapter. I have literally tried everything and I just can't find a solution to my problem. I would be extremely grateful if someone could give me a download or some sort of suggestion to help me fix this problem.
             Here Are My PC Specs:

AMD Athlon(tm) Processer TF-20 1.60GHz
3GB of RAM
32 bit Operating System

I know a thing or two about computers and I'm still very stuck.




Hi Mark,


Seems like you are unable to play Minecraft game on your Windows 8 computer due to drivers issue. From Acer`s support website, I see that there are no Windows 8 drivers available for the model you have.


I suggest that you uninstall the existing drivers and reinstall Windows 7 drivers in compatibility mode. Here`s how you do that:

  1. Right click on the setup file (drivers).
  2. Go to Properties.
  3. Click on Compatibility tab.
  4. Place a check mark on the option “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and from the drop down menu choose Windows 7.
  5. Place a check mark on "Run as an Administrator" under privileges level and click on Apply and then OK.
  6. Now double click on the setup file to initiate the install.

Do reply if you face further issues. We would be glad to help you. Thank You.

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Last updated August 25, 2019 Views 2,715 Applies to: