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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:42 AM

So recently my HDD crashed and i had a new one put in. Before i was able to play but now when i try i get this message: Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode. How do i fix it? :C

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:44 AM

Install your graphics card drivers.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:45 AM

View PostBadW0lf, on 12 December 2011 - 04:44 AM, said:

Install your graphics card drivers.

How do i do that D:

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:45 AM

View PostJamieson, on 12 December 2011 - 04:45 AM, said:

How do i do that D:

What kind of graphics card do you have? (exact model)

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:46 AM

View PostBadW0lf, on 12 December 2011 - 04:45 AM, said:

What kind of graphics card do you have? (exact model)
no idea how do i check

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:49 AM

View PostJamieson, on 12 December 2011 - 04:46 AM, said:

no idea how do i check

From Microsoft's website,
  • Open Display Settings by clicking the Start button Posted Image, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clickingnPersonalization, and then clicking Display Settings.
  • Click Advanced Settings, and then click the Adapter tab.

    This is where you can see details about your video card, including what kind of video card your computer has.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:00 AM

http://img843.images...propertiesk.png this is what i get i dont know if that helps :(

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:02 AM

View PostJamieson, on 12 December 2011 - 05:00 AM, said:

http://img843.images...propertiesk.png this is what i get i dont know if that helps :(

O.o
You have no graphics card!
That's the problem...

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:04 AM

:o the repair guy stole my graphics card :o oh well lol do you know how much a new one would cost?

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:06 AM

View PostJamieson, on 12 December 2011 - 05:04 AM, said:

:o the repair guy stole my graphics card :o oh well lol do you know how much a new one would cost?

Depends, can be from $60-200.
One for just Minecraft would be on the lower end, one for other games would be slightly higher.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:10 AM

View PostBadW0lf, on 12 December 2011 - 05:06 AM, said:

Depends, can be from $60-200.
One for just Minecraft would be on the lower end, one for other games would be slightly higher.
id need it for other games like skyrim or portal but its werid i can play browser games thanks for the help :D