Minecraft gamers have been complaining that when they launch Minecraft, the game just straight up crashes with an error Exit Code: 0.

If this problem is also bothering you, don’t worry. We’re here to help.

In this article, you’ll see the reasons why you’re seeing Minicrast Game Crash Exit Code: 0, and some of the most common methods to get it fixed.

How to fix Minecraft Exit Code 0?

Minecraft Game Crash Exit Code 0 error can relate to the following issues:

  1. Out-of-date Graphics Driver
  2. Incompatible mods
  3. Outdated Java
  4. Incompatible applications running in the background
  5. Other reasons
    5.1. Not enough RAM 
    5.2. Minecraft needs to be reinstalled

So let’s move further to walk down the list, and fix the Exit Code 0 in Minecraft.

1. Update Graphics Driver

When you’re seeing the Exit Code 0 error, 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):

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key and X at the same time, select Device Manager.
  2. Double-click to expand the category Display adapters. Then right-click your graphic card driver and click Update driver (the name of the graphics card can be different on your computer).
  3. Then click Search automatically for updated driver software.
  4. Wait for Windows to find the latest driver available for you.
  5. When the driver update is done, restart your computer for the change to take effect.
  6. 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, but the problem with Minicraft Exit Code 0 remains, then you should consider updating your drivers 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:

  1. Download and install Driver Techie, then launch it.
  2. Click Scan Now.
  3. After the scan, 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 Exit Code 0 problem, please feel free to contact <support@drivertechie.com>.

2. Remove Incompatible Mods

A mod can be an excellent way to spice up your game, but it can also cause trouble, as is the case here.

Hence, to fix Minecraft Game Crash Exit Code 0, you will have to locate the mods folder, delete the files manually, and see if the Exit Code 0 problem can be solved.

To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key and R at the same time, then type %appdata% and hit Enter.
  2. Find and open the Roaming folder and then the .minecraft folder. Then double-click the mods folder to access it.
  3. Keep a backup of this mods folder to a different disk. Now, delete the mods folder.
  4. Run Minecraft and check if the problem has been solved.

When your game can run properly without showing the Game Crash Exit Code 0 error message, you can reinstall the mods.

For best results, you should install mods one at a time and check if the game is running fine. Then, you will be able to figure out which mod wasn’t compatible with your game, saving yourself time and hassle.

3. Update Java

If you use the JAVA edition of Minecraft, then you should update Java and see if the issue persists.

Here’s the best way to do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press Windows + R keys at the same time to launch the Run box, type appwiz.cpl and hit Enter.
  2. Find Java on the list and right-click it. Then press the Uninstall button.
  3. Follow the pop-up on-screen wizard to finish the uninstallation.
  4. Go to Java’s official website https://www.java.com/en/ and download the latest version.
  5. Find the downloaded file for your computer and install it.

4. Close The Incompatible Apps Running in The Background

On MinecraftHopper, you will find a list of conflicting programs that can affect your gameplay. Check out the list here: https://minecrafthopper.net/help/known-incompatible-software/, and see if you have what’s listed here that might stop your Minecraft from working.

To close the incompatible Apps found in that list, you can:

  1. On your keyboard, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Select the app that is found incompatible with Minecraft.
  3. Press End Task, located at the bottom right.

5. Other Things You Can Try to Fix The Minecraft Exit Code 0

5.1 Increasing RAM Allocation to Minecraft

Without enough RAM, your Minecraft server won’t run smoothly. The more players and mods you have on your server, the more RAM allocation you will need.

See how much RAM you’ll need depending on the server and mods:

15 players and 25 mods: at least 3 GB of RAM.
25 players and 40 mods: at least 4 GB of RAM.
30 players and 45 mods: at least 5 GB of RAM.
40 players and 50 mods: at least 6 GB of RAM.
90 players and 50 mods: at least 8 GB of RAM.
150 players and 50 mods: up to 100 GB in size need at least 10 GB of RAM.

Here’s how you can increase RAM allocation to Minecraft:

  1. Open Minecraft Launcher.

  2. Go to Installations.
  3. Find the Latest release option and press three dots at the right, then select Edit.

  4. In the next window, go to More Options and find JVM Arguments near the bottom.
  5. Find the “Xmx2G-” value in the box (at the start of the arguments).
  6. Change the default number 2G to 3G or higher. For example, if you have changed Xmx2G to Xmx8G, it means you have 8 GB of RAM allocated to the game. Finally, press the Save button and relaunch the game.

(Please note that you shouldn’t try to add more RAM to Minecraft than you have on the computer hosting the game server. Make sure you have enough left over to run any other programs or processes you’re using as well. Sometimes adding too much RAM can cause servers to lag or have performance issues. Try lowering the RAM if you find that your server isn’t working as well after increasing it. You might have to experiment a bit to find the perfect amount.)

5.2 Reinstall Minecraft

If none of the solutions above worked to fix the Minecraft Game Crash Exit Code 0 problem, you would need to reinstall the game.

To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press Windows + R keys at the same time to launch the Run box, type appwiz.cpl and hit Enter. 
  2. Find Minecraft Launcher on the list and right-click it. Then press the Uninstall button.

After that, you can download Minecraft from its official website and install it. Hopefully, you will not experience the Exit Code 0 error again.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.