OS: windows 7 64-bit (4gig ram, dual core-2 3ghz processors, 1gig video ram geforce 9800gt, more HD space available than you can shake a stick at)
latest java version?: yes, according to the java website. apparently running 32bit java platform, however, and I dont see any option to switch to 64-bit java.. when I inquire, it insists that because I apparently have 32bit IE (which I dont even use.. go firefox!) I have to use 32bit java. BOO.
Periodically, in time frames ranging from hours to minutes in variable fashion, my minecraft game will suddenly crash to a black screen and Not Respond. When I X out, I get the message "Java Platform SE Binary not responding".
I *have* tried uninstalling and reinstalling both minecraft and java.
I've run into this problem I *believe* since version 1.3 came out, I dont recall getting it before that (I only started playing with 1.2 though). Further, there seems to be no pattern or reason for it. Sometimes it happens when Im building, sometimes it happens when Im crafting, Ive had it happen in combat, while swimming, while boating, while just running along the grass. Climbing ladders. Mining something. When I come back, whatever I have recently built or dug up will be back to normal (construction undone, mining undone) although if Ive been mining/digging I will still have the material I dug up in my inventory: if I have been crafting or building, I will have lost the mats I used in addition to the end result.
Ive had this problem with and without mods, and with/without texture packs and skins, so I am fairly certain it is not mod related.
Its becoming increasingly frustrating to try and play whats quickly becoming my favorite game :sad.gif:
Anyone have any ideas? *offers up a gentle, not-explosive as a reward!*