minecraft error

so i installed minecraft on the downstairs computer (family) and whenever i try to login it says i have a bad video card, which can be fixd by updating them, how do fix?

Update your video card? Idk really… I’m just going by what the game said to do…

Yea update the drivers… what gpu i can find them

eh im not really good with the technical stuff, how can i find what the GPU is?

Control Pannel > System and Security > System > Device Manager > Display Adapters
Thats for Windows 7 XD

windows XP

Just get CPU-Z and go to the graphics window in it.


– BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
Generated 10/29/11 5:15 PM

Minecraft: Minecraft Beta 1.8.1
OS: Windows XP (x86) version 5.1
Java: 1.6.0_26, Sun Microsystems Inc.
VM: Java HotSpot™ 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(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:233)
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:629)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
— END ERROR REPORT ffb51af3 ----------

^thats what im getting >:(



Video Card Problem.

Either Update your video card drivers, or replace your video card.

Get GPU-Z here
Then search for the driver for your video card. Download, install.

i downloaded it but im getting alot of blank areas

The steps Sip wrote for windows 7 will still work in xp as well.

Right click My computer - Click Properties - Hardware - Device Manager - Display Adapters

Once we know what you have, finding the drivers is easy.

well i did that but i cant figure out how to display adapters .-.

[EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT ]: i found something called networking adapters: Intel® 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection

if that helps

Nope, that’s for your network connections such as the internet. Display adapters is the third thing down in the list.
Disk Drives
Display Adapters

You should have one even if it’s built into the motherboard.

DVD/CD Rom Drives? thats the third one down

Look for the one that will help you, don’t be clueless if you can read. Its honestly not that hard.

sip there is nothing on there sayind display adapters all i have are: Computer, Disk Drives, DVD/CD ROM, Floppy Disc Controllers, Floppy disk drives, HID, IDE ATA, (both printer things), Imaging devices, Network adapters, other devices, Processors, SCSI Controllers, Storage volume, and system devices

Like was said earlier get CPU-Z, I can’t get the link atm so GOOGLE