My Minecraft Won't Load

#1TheCub108Posted 5/7/2012 10:09:28 AM
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 07/05/12 17:58

Minecraft: Minecraft 1.2.5
OS: Windows XP (x86) version 5.1
Java: 1.6.0_31, 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.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:236)
at Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT a6a15d1f ----------
#2TheCub108(Topic Creator)Posted 5/7/2012 10:10:35 AM
I've looked on Youtube and when i try to update my driver it says it is already updated to the latest version
What else can i try
#3lavarathanPosted 5/7/2012 10:30:05 AM
Try updating Java the latest version is 32 not 31.

If that does not help, is this a laptop or a desktop?
#4TheCub108(Topic Creator)Posted 5/7/2012 12:13:40 PM
Its a laptop and i'll try updating right now and report back
#5Chrono Trigger RulesPosted 5/7/2012 12:25:33 PM
I cant create a topic so I have to ask here im sorry for using your topic.

I havent played minecraft for months and I try to start it up but I get "Can't connect to' error message.

Anyone know what I must do?
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#6TheCub108(Topic Creator)Posted 5/7/2012 1:47:05 PM
Updating Java did nothing
#7lavarathanPosted 5/7/2012 3:14:45 PM(edited)
I've done some searching and others have had the same problem. So far I have not found a concrete solution to the problem.

Here is a 'solution' for Intel graphics cards. Might help if you have one.

There were also a mention of running the game with limited RAM given to the program. This was mentioned in the Technic forums.

Do you have any mods installed?
If you do, make a backup of your .minecraft folder and do a force update to get a fresh non-modded copy of 1.2.5 and see if you still get the same error.

What are the specs of your XP machine? Which graphics card is in your laptop?
Is this your first time running minecraft on the laptop or did it just happen recently?
If recently what did you install or change on your laptop recently prior to the error?

@Chrono Trigger Rules
This is usually solved by reinstalling minecraft. Make a backup of your saves and delete the .minecraft folder. Then reinstall that should fix it.
#8TheCub108(Topic Creator)Posted 5/8/2012 10:50:35 AM
Thanks sorry for the late reply i will try that now my specs are
CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8100 Enhanced Speedstep Technology, 2.10Ghz
Memory-m4GB/Go DDR2 SDRAM
HDD- 300 GB/Go
Graphics- NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT GPU
OS- Windows Vista Home Premium
#9TheCub108(Topic Creator)Posted 5/8/2012 10:52:10 AM
Also i have no Mods installed and this is the first time having Minecraft on this laptop
#10MaestroSSXPosted 5/8/2012 12:12:21 PM
TheCub108 posted...
Also i have no Mods installed and this is the first time having Minecraft on this laptop

that is actually verry simliar to my main laptop's specs, except I have an 8600 instead of the 8400, and I can easily top 80 fps on average.