SOLUTION: I just fixed the problem. Just delete your java thats on your computer and redownload/install it again. thats how I literaly just now less than a minute ago from this post that I'm posting fixed it.ok now when I try to play a server it says Fail: login error. I can't win for losing
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I got the exact same problem. I have just messed up my .Minecraft folder, so I backed it up and deleted it.
I went to the launcher to re-download, but it said that message. I made sure I logged in correctly like 100 times.
I have the same problem. I tried reinstalling java, reinstalling minecraft (deleting .minecraft folder). I am sure my password and loginname are correct. On other computers I can just log in normally, but on this computer I can't.
i wouldn't worry about it. if you have windows, i would definitely recommend uninstalling and re-installing java 32 bit and 64 bit. if that does not work, i would run maintenance on your computer because there may be some software that is conflicting with java (which was the case for me. my computer needed c++ direct x 11 2010 redist. i know that it has nothing to do with java, but my mc actually worked after installing the update from the maintenance center in windows. so weird.). the last recommendation is that if all else fails, don't just uninstall the java 32 or 64 bit versions (which should be java 7 runtime edition update 2 or higher); uninstall the registry file javasoft.
To uninstall java from your registry, click on the search text area in the start menu and look up regedit. when it asks you if you want to open the program, click yes. on the left side there are a bunch of folders. look for the software folder and look for javasoft. delete that file and re-install your java 7 version (both 32 and 64). because you uninstalled the 64 bit version, it is required to reinstall because javasoft only re-installs thru the 64 bit version.
Because the minecraft launcher version is the issue, i found that before i ran maintenance on my computer, i could run the launcher and minecraft, but i had to delete java 64 bit (which means no far render distance and far render distance isn't needed to play most of the time in multiplayer anyway due to chunk updates and server-side lag). If all of this fails, then i have run out of solutions for this post. I worked on the issue for 3 days and the maintenance on the computer fully fixed the issue. You may have to wait for a new launcher version to come out. That is unfortunate, but remember, if all else fails, just delete the java 7 64 bit version and you will be able to play.
while i am not a technician or web genius type, i believe the issue is with java 7 update 25 64 bit version. if you have to scale back to j7u24 or j7u23, i know that the launcher worked fine with those versions of java 7. thanks for reading and i hope this has been insightful and fixes the problem.
There is currently a server-side problem, people. The only reason anything client-side appears to have any effect at all is because of coincidence when dealing with an erratic problem.
Their servers are having trouble. They know this and have stated as such. Their own help site bears this out: sometimes the login servers show as functional, sometimes they're reading as down. Thus, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Reinstalling Java, while likely not a bad idea, has nothing to do with getting Minecraft working again; it's sheer coincidence that it lets you in afterwards. If it presents you with the Play Offline button, closing the launcher, giving it a few minutes, and running the launcher again is as likely to work as anything else. The only reason Java would be suspect is if it's never worked for you (at all, or since system changes).