[Fixed] Minecraft Keeps Crashing
There have been reports of crashing in Minecraft when playing JAVA or when some buggy mods are installed. Even if your computer meets the minimum system requirements of Minecraft, this crashing issue can occur as well. If it happens to you frequently, you can try the fixes in this guide.
- Install your Mods one at a time
- Check for driver issues
- Check for hardware problems
- Perform a clean reboot
- Repair system files
Before we start troubleshooting, please restart your computer to flush the buffer. Also, temporarily disable any anti-virus to reduce program conflicts. Sometimes the Minecraft crashing can be triggered by pressing the F3 key and C together. So, make sure you’re not doing this by mistake. Then, proceed with the steps below.
1. Install your Mods one at a time
Minecraft crashes can easily occur because of mod conflicts, wrong versions of mods, or buggy mods (particularly among Fabric mods). If you’ve installed several mods, try the following steps to determine which one is causing your Minecraft to crash:
- Rename the Bin directory in the Minecraft folder.
- Once a new Bin folder is created, launch Minecraft and delete the current mods installed in your game.
- Now, re-install the mods one at a time, and re-launch Minecraft. Repeat this step, when your Minecraft starts crashing, you find out the problematic mod. Remove it to the Bin folder and re-launch the game.
This should fix the crash issue caused by buggy mods. If it’s not the case, try the next one.
2. Check for driver issues
When your Minecraft keeps crashing, one of the first things you should do is to update your graphics card driver, since an up-to-date graphics driver always ensures the best gaming performance and fewer bugs.
To update your display card driver, here’s what you can do (please note that the following screenshots are taken on Windows 11, but the instructions work on Windows 10 as well):
- On your keyboard, press the Windows key and X at the same time, select Device Manager.
- Double-click to expand the category Display adapters. Then right-click your graphic card driver and click Update driver (the name of the device can be different on your computer).
- Then click Search automatically for updated driver software.
- Wait for Windows to find the latest driver available for you.
- When the driver update is done, restart your computer for the change to take effect.
- Then check and see if the problem is fixed.
If Windows says that it’s already found the latest driver for you, so no newer drivers are found, then you should consider updating your graphics driver in a different way with the help of Driver Techie.
Its ever-growing driver database allows you to always have access to the latest device drivers that you need. More importantly, Driver Techie simplifies the driver update process, so all it takes is just 3 clicks (for Pro users), and all your drivers are updated.
To use Driver Techie to find you the latest drivers:
- Download and install Driver Techie, then launch it.
- Click Scan Now.
- After the scan, select all the drivers you need to update and click Update All. Then all your drivers will be updated automatically without you having to do anything else.
Please note that Update All is available for Pro subscribers only, otherwise, you can only manually update the driver one at a time. To see how to manually update the drivers one by one, please check this post.
If you’re a Pro user of Driver Techie, and need our technical support to help with the Minecraft crashing problem, please feel free to contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
3. Check for hardware problems
If any other games are experiencing the same crashing issue as Minecraft does, then it’s likely to be a hardware problem. In other words, if Minecraft is the only game that crashes (while others don’t), then it’s unlikely to be this case and you could simply skip to the next fix.
Checking for hardware issues requires a large amount of computer knowledge. It’s recommended to seek help from a technician:
- Check if your computer’s vents are blocked, or clogged with dust, which can cause overheating and game crash to your computer.
- Check if the graphics card is damaged.
Please note that even if your computer meets the minimum system requirements of Minecraft, some hardware components may still be incompatible with running the game, especially for the Intel GMA (Graphics Media Accelerator) cards, known for issues with OpenGL.
Again, we recommend seeking help from a technician or your computer’s manufacturer to have your hardware tested. If this is not the case, move on to the next method.
4. Perform a clean reboot
Sometimes a third-party software can cause your Minecraft to crash. In this case, a clean boot environment can ensure that there is no third-party software interfering with your game.
To do so:
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R together to invoke the Run prompt. Type MSConfig and press Enter.
- From the top menu, select the Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services, and then click Disable all.
- Now, click the Startup tab from the top menu and click Open Task Manager. Click each of the tasks and click Disable.
- Now, back to the System Configuration page and click the OK button to reboot your computer.
Now, re-launch Minecraft and see if the problem persists. If so, proceed with the next solution.
5. Repair system files
Another possibility is that there are corrupted or missing files on your system, which cause your Minecraft to crash. In this case, doing a System File Checker scan would help. Here are the steps:
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R together to invoke the Run prompt, type cmd, and press Shift, Ctrl, and Enter together to launch the Command prompt.
- Paste the following command lines and press Enter to execute:
- Wait until the verification is 100% complete. The scan results will be shown after this process is finished.
- If SFC doesn’t detect any damaged files, you can also try running dism.exe by executing the following command lines in the Command prompt. Just paste the following and press Enter:
dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
- If you get error messages when the restore health process finishes, run the following command (this process may take you more than two hours to complete):
dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup
- If you see Error: 0x800F081F with the restore health scan, reboot your PC and run this command line:
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
Once done, restart your computer and check if your Minecraft works properly.
If none of the solutions above works for you, then you can try is to reinstall your Minecraft. But this will remove all your User data unless you have backed it up. Speaking of User data, it’s highly recommended to regularly back up your save folder, as the unexpected crashing error will also cause corruption to your saving files. You can find the Save folder in the %appdata%\.minecraft directory.
At last, you’re always welcome to share your ideas or workarounds in the comment area below.
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