Recently a lot of users are having issues with Minecraft. It fails to load with an error “Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.” This article shall help you figure out the true cause and solve your problem.
- Delete “Bin” Folder
- Update Drivers
- Reregister Application DLLs
- Scan and Repair your Registry
- Exclude “Minecraft.exe” from DEP
Delete “Bin” Folder
If the files stored under “Bin” folder are corrupted then you might experience this problem. Fix Minecraft OpenGL error by deleting the “Bin” folder. It will be recreated at a later time when you will load the game again.
- Exit Minecraft.
- Open My Computer, go to C:\Program Files\Minecraft or C:\Users\<Your User Name>\AppData\Minecraft.
- Delete Bin folder.
- Restart it. Minecraft will make a new fresh Bin folder.
You might have outdated graphics and sound driver. To fix Minecraft OpenGL error open Device Manager, update your drivers and then restart Windows.
- Click Start, go to Control Panel | System and Security | Administrative Tools. Double click Computer Management.
- Under left hand side panel, click Device Manager. Right click a driver and select Update option.
DLL files located under Minecraft Bin directory can have registration problems. Their registry entries could be changed improperly or some data is missing.
- Click Start button on your Taskbar.
- Select Run.
- Type the following commands one by one:
Regsvr32 –u OpenAl32.dll
Regsvr32 –u OpenAl64.dll
Scan and Repair your Registry
In many cases it was found that some important Miencraft registry entries were missing. Scan your registry with a Registry Cleaner tool, fix all errors inside and then restart the game to fix Minecraft OpenGL error.
Exclude “Minecraft.exe” from DEP
DEP stands for Data Execution Prevention. You might receive Minecraft OpenGL error on Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP if DEP blocks the Minecraft.exe file. Add it to its exception list in order to repair your problem.
- Click Start, right click My Computer, select Advanced System Settings.
- In the new dialog, Advanced tab should be opened. Click Settings under Performance section.
- Click Data Execution Prevention tab in the new dialog.
- Select the following option:
- Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select
- Click Add, browse and select the following file:
- C:\Program Files\Minecraft\Minecraft.exe
- Add any other Executable Files (.exe) that could be located in the same directory.
- Click OK, OK.