Can't Get minecraft to work on my pc
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I run the minecraft thing that you download, i log in, then it goes to a black screen for a bit, after the black screen i get a bluish screen with writing and the writing says
  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 10/14/10 6:30 PM

Minecraft: Minecraft Alpha v1.1.2_01
OS: Windows XP (x86) version 5.1
Java: 1.6.0_18, 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(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:196)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:554)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT 3d726bf0 ----------


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Answer

This may be no help at all but have you tried uninstalling  the game then reinstalling it?

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dont you just download it and

dont you just download it and then run it?|

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yea im having the same kind

yea im having the same kind of problem, the screen just goes black and stays that way. ive tryed restarting pc but it just wont work. i updated drivers for another game a while back so maybe uninstall drivers? i dont know.

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how can i fix/update the

how can i fix/update the drivers?

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Quite simple.

Quite simple. You're likely using Windows 7. I'd suggest upgrading to Windows Vista [It's not downgrading!] or Windows XP. If you do not know how to, seek help from your local computer geek, then thank him by offering him/her a cookie.

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Curious what the point of

Curious what the point of switching to Vista is? Vista is the predecessor to Windows 7. I run Windows 7 x64 and Minecraft runs fine. Please state WHY a switch to Vista would be the solution. Your statement has no resolution in it.

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It's Windows..

It's Windows.. newer versions almost always work worse..

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True... But nothing is worse

True... But nothing is worse than Vista ;)

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Except for Windows 7. And

Except for Windows 7. And Windows 8. Yes, I know 8 isn't out yet. But it will be. Eventually.

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Interesting...*goes back to

Interesting...

*goes back to Windows 7 x64 blissfully unaware of any issues*

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im using XP

im using Windows XP

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@ Nokiemens You do realise

@ Nokiemens

You do realise that microsoft admitted that vista was bad, they said "windows 7 is everything windows vista was supposed to be"

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About 7

@ Nokiemens

You do realise that microsoft admitted that vista was bad, they said "windows 7 is everything windows vista was supposed to be"

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That ain't saying much. And

That ain't saying much. And if by the removal of features and addition of bugs, then I completely agree.

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DISCLAIMER: Slightly tongue-in-cheek but not really

XP vs. Vista vs. 7

XP
- Been around for a while
- Very compatible with tons of things
- Good all-round performer
- Good for basic systems

VISTA
Extra features
- Security and error-handling
- If you need more from your hardware

7
- Improved performance
- Pinned icons
- Live thumbnails
- Jump lists
- Window snaps
- Aero useful as well as attractive
- New ways of organising files with libraries
- Improved backup
- Less annoying notifications

VERDICT:
Between XP and Vista, XP would be better for basic systems whereas Vista would be good for more features, but fortunately 7 wins hands down. Microsoft have learnt from their mistakes, acknowledging that this would fix Vista, and we all know that something broke if even the developer acknowledges it. Face the facts, Nokie. They're right here. :P

 

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The day that Microsoft makes

The day that Microsoft makes an operating system better than my rectum is the day that I give birth to a fully grown Adolf Hitler clone, and the day that I turn into a hermaphrodite and lose my virginity to a dragon. :P

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Totaly Agree nokie!

Totaly Agree nokie!