I bought Minecraft yesterday. I downloaded the Java version I need and I have lots of memory on my computer. But when I go for it to start, it gets stuck and won't move and then it says an error occurred. I thought that maybe since it was the update that I was activating, I said don't update. It gets close to done loading, and it says it's done, but the bar isn't full and it freezes again! I heard that you could transfer it from one computer to the next, so I got it to work on the family desktop, but put it onto a flashdrive. I tried loading it and it would say that I didn't have the correct program to run it, even though I have the correct Java version. What is wrong with this game?! I can't get it to load no matter what people tell me... I really want to play.
I've been having the same issue for quite a while now but I had the idea of just disabling my virus protection and firewall temporarily when I went to download Minecraft. It worked for me so hopefully that could work for you. And by the way, I use AVG
I did try that and it always failed. It would get stuck in different parts of the loading process.
I do have AVG, but I never had to turn it off.
P.S. to all you guys: It ended up working a little bit ago. I didn't disable my firewall or anything, didn't change a single thing. It just started working, which I was excited about, so I don't care how it happened!! But thanks for all the advice.