[Fixed] Minecraft Keeps Crashing

Have your Minecraft back into work and enjoy your game!

By Lillian Lai in Program Issues Tags: MinecraftWindows

If Minecraft keeps crashing on your computer, don’t panic. This article introduces four solutions to fix Minecraft crashing.

How do I fix Minecraft crashing?

Here are the solutions you can try. You don’t need to try them all; just work your way down until you find the one that works.

  1. Restart your computer
  2. Update the game patches
  3. Configure the correct settings
  4. Update your graphics card driver

Why does Minecraft crash on my computer?

When Minicraft crashes, it typically closes the game, and may report a error to show you the location of the exception which causes the crash.

There are several causes for Minecraft crashing on startup: the mods, bugs in the game, the corruption of the game files and the missing or outdated graphics card driver.

Fortunately, you can fix the crashing quickly and easily. Try the fixes below.

Solution 1: Restart your computer

As restarting PC works like a charm for many technical issues, you can just simply close your Minecraft, restart your PC and open your Minecraft to see if it works.

Solution 2: Update the game patches

Generally the bugs in the game are likely to cause the crashing, and Mojang keeps releasing the patches to improve Minecraft and fix bugs.

So you should install the patches and keep your game up to date. This helps fix some bugs that crashes your game. You can download the latest Minecraft here.

If you are using mods, you can try to remove the mods, uninstall and reinstall the latest version of Minecraft on your computer.

Solution 3: Configure the correct settings

Enabling VBOs for your Minecraft can cause the crash as well, so you can check the following instructions to turn off VBOs. It works for many other users. There are two options to turn off VBOs for your Minecraft:

Way 1: Turn off VBOs in your Minecraft Settings

Way 2: Turn off VBOs in your Minecraft file

Way 1: Turn off VBOs in your Minecraft Settings

If you can launch the game, you can turn off VBOs in your Minecraft Settings:

1) Go to Settings in your game.

2) Go to Video Settings.

3) You’ll see a settings about VBOs at the bottom, then turn off VBOs.

4) Restart your PC and open you game.

Way 2: Turn off VBOs in your Minicraft file

If Minecraft crashes as long as you open the game and you can’t launch Minecraft, you can turn off VBOs in the Minecraft options.txt file.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo keyand R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type %APPDATA%\.minecraft in the Run box, and click OK. You’ll open the .minecraft folder.

3) In the .minecraft folder, go to the options .txt file, then click to open options.txt.

4) Change useVbo to false.

5) Save the file, restart your computer and try your game again.

Solution 4: Update your graphics card driver

A missing or outdated graphics driver can cause Minecraft crashing in your Windows, so you can update your graphics card driver to fix the crashing.

There are two ways to update your graphics card driver: manually and automatically.

Manually update your graphics card driver – You can go to your graphics card manufacturer’s website, find the correct graphics card driver, and install it in your computer. This requires time and computer skills.

Automatically update your graphics card driver – If you are not familiar with playing around with drivers, you can do that automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will detect the drivers condition in your computer, and install the correct drivers for your PC. More importantly, with Driver Easy, you don’t need to struggle figuring out the Operating System, and you don’t need to worry about making mistakes while processing. That will tremendously save your time and patience.

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will detect the problem drivers in your system.

3) Click Update button next to the driver name to download and install the correct graphics card driver (you can do that with the FREE version). 

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the problem drivers (you can do that with Pro version, and you will be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

4) Restart your PC and try your Minecraft again.

These are the four top solutions to fix the Minecraft crash issue. If you have any questions or thoughts, feel free to comment below and let us know.