How to Fix Minecraft Crashes in PC?


Minecraft fails to load with an error message and then crashes. Temporarily move your saved game files to a different location. If that doesn’t work, update Java, disable incompatible features, modify affinity options and flush the DNS.

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Update Device Drivers

In most of the cases reported, this issue was caused due to outdated device drivers – software that facilitate communication between your operating system and hardware. Update the device drivers using the Free Wise Driver Care. Restart your computer after successful completion.

Get Rid of Corrupt Saved Files

Instead of deleting, use a temporary folder to store corrupted saved game files. Some misconfigurations have led to Minecraft crashes in PC.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Double click This PC or Computer icon on Desktop.

2. Press Alt key on your keyboard.

3. Press “V” key.

4. Press “HH” keys. Alternatively, check-up the box labeled “Hidden items.”

5. Open following location:

  • C:\Users\{Your_User_Name_Here}\AppData\Roaming\.Minecraft\Saves

6. Move all files from “Saves” folder to a temporary directory, say Desktop.

7. Start the game.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Double click My Computer desktop icon.

2. Press Alt key.

3. Click Tools | Folder Options.

4. In the new dialog that opens, click View tab.

5. Select “Show hidden files, folders and drives” under “Hidden files and folders” header.

6. Click Apply, and then OK.

7. Press Windows Key + R simultaneously.

8. Type “AppData” and click OK.

9. Open following location:

  • …\Roaming\.Minecraft\Saves

10. Refer Steps # 6-7 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Update Java to Latest Version

Your Java is outdated. It is required to run Minecraft smoothly. Get the latest update from the official website.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X, select Programs and Features.

2. It lists out all programs installed on your PC.

3. Right-click Java, select Uninstall option.

4. Follow the removal wizard and restart your PC.

5. Download Java from the Internet, install it.

For Windows 7:

1. Click Start, select Control Panel.

2. Click Programs | Uninstall a program.

3. Select Java and click Uninstall icon on the toolbar.

4. Refer Steps # 4-5 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

For Windows Vista:

1. Click Start, select Control Panel.

2. Click Programs | Programs and Features | Uninstall a program.

3. Uninstall Java altogether. Choose the program name, click Uninstall button.

4. Refer Steps # 4-5 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Disable Evolve In-Game Overlay

Here’s how to turn off an unsupported feature:

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

1. Exit Minecraft first.

2. In Evolve, click Preferences.

3. It opens up a new dialog box.

4. Click Features tab.

5. Click Save under Game Overlay frame.

6. Launch Minecraft again.

Turn Off Pre-Rendered Frames

If you’re a NVIDIA user, disable the pre-rendered frames feature.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

1. Open NVIDIA Control Panel.

2. Click “Manage 3D settings” link on the left panel.

3. Click VSync.

4. Set Pre-Rendered Frames= 0

5. Turn on Triple Buffering feature.

6.Save and apply the settings.

7. Exit out of the screen.

Change Game Affinity Using Task Manager

Using Task Manager modify the process affinity.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys simultaneously.

2. Click Task Manager.

3. Click “More details” link.

4. Click Details tab.

5. Change “Minecraft.exe” process affinity. To do so, right-click it in the list box, select Set Affinity.

6. Keep all the checkboxes unchecked except “CPU 0”.

7. Click OK, exit Task Manager.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, click “Open Task Manager.”

2. Click Processes tab.

3. Refer Steps # 5-7 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Flush the DNS Configurations

Misconfigurations in DNS are also possible for repeated crashes.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin).

2. Type following commands:

  • Ipconfig /flushdns
  • Exit

3. Now restart your PC for successful completion.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories.

2. Right-click Command Prompt; select Run as administrator.

3. Refer Steps # 2-3 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

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