Okay, it seems I've been getting this sort of problem with my brother too, and I bought the game and downloaded the client, but whenever I launch it , I log in and all, it says done loading, it crashes, and then I get this error report on my desktop (on below).
Here are my specifications
Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 3
Vaio Computer Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.20 GHz (decent?) 3.19 GHz, 512 MB of Ram
My computer CAN run Minecraft Alpha on browser mode, so it's not really a video card issue, but its sorta fps laggy, and I really need to be able to use the launcher so it would be a lot faster :S it just sorta crashes..
Here's the error report, if anyone can help, it would be really appreciated. Does Notch know about this?
# An unexpected error has been detected by Java Runtime Environment:
# EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x51e6b4c7, pid=2100, tid=2984
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (11.3-b02 mixed mode windows-x86)
# Problematic frame:
# C [atioglx1.dll+0x3fb4c7]
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
# The crash happened outside the Java Virtual Machine in native code.
# See problematic frame for where to report the bug.
--------------- T H R E A D ---------------
Current thread (0x490e6c00): JavaThread "Minecraft main thread" daemon [_thread_in_native, id=2984, stack(0x498b0000,0x49900000)]
0x48c42400 VMThread [stack] [id=3908]
0x48c66800 WatcherThread [stack] [id=2520]
VM state:not at safepoint (normal execution)
VM Mutex/Monitor currently owned by a thread: None
def new generation total 36288K, used 18495K
eden space 32256K, 57% used
from space 4032K, 0% used
to space 4032K, 0% used
tenured generation total 483968K, used 0K
the space 483968K, 0% used
compacting perm gen total 12288K, used 8706K
the space 12288K, 70% used
No shared spaces configured.