Minecraft is one of the most famous 2D games that has earned enough attention over the years. But recently, the users of Minecraft have reported that they are unable to open the game on their computer. According to the analysis, the people who are facing the issue use Windows 10, which is the latest version. 

The affected users are also eager to know the reasons behind the issue, and the list includes system incompatibility, corrupted setup files, errors in the mod files and others. Knowing the reasons behind the Minecraft won’t launch will help you in fixing the problem. Further, all the troubleshooting processes are given here that you can implement. 

  1. Check the System Compatibility

    Every game or software has its own system compatibility. That is why it is important to know whether your computer is compatible with the game or not. The basic system requirement is:

    • Intel Core i3 3210 or AMD A8 7600 APU or similar to that
    • Volatile memory of 4GB
    • Minimum 1 GB space is mandatory for the game core, maps and others
    • Intel HD Graphics, AMD Radeon R5 series or NVIDIA GeForce 400 or HD 7000 series
    • 64 bit Windows 7 or higher
    • Screen resolution must be 1024×768 or better
    • Minimum 100 MBps internet connection is required

    Now, check whether your computer fulfils all of the points given above. If not, then adjust and incorporate the necessary changes as soon as possible, then try to launch the game. 

  2. Force Stop the Execution of the Game

    Even when Minecraft won’t launch, the game is still running in the background. That is why you need to stop the background process. You can do it only with the help of the Task Manager. Access it and stop the background process. Now, restart your computer and launch Minecraft. Hopefully, the game will launch successfully. 

  3. Launch Minecraft in Compatibility Mode

    Basically, there are two ways to launch the game – One is normally, and the other is in Compatibility Mode. When Minecraft won’t launch in Normal mode, you can try the Compatibility mode. Find out the setup file from the system folder, right-click on it and open the Properties window. Under the Compatibility Mode option, there is a tick box. 

    Under the box, the drop-down option is present with the list of OS. Tick the box, click on Apply and OK to save changes. Now, if you launch the game, it will run in Compatibility mode. Don’t forget to select the OS that you use from the drop-down list. 

  4. Eliminate the MOD files

    For a better experience of Minecraft, the gaming experts suggest that you must remove the MOD files from the system folder. If you are using Windows 10, then it will be much easier for you to find the files. Just click and type ‘%appdata%’ in the Cortana search bar. Click on the game folder and once again click to expand the Mods folder. Now, open it and remove the files. Finally, close the folder and try to launch the game. 

  5. Update the Graphics Driver

    Open the Device Manager and find out the Graphics driver. Right-click on the driver and click on update. The Graphics driver update window will open. There will be two options — one is the ‘automatic search’ and the other is ‘selecting the latest version of the driver file, manually’. The automatic search is generally recommended by experts. After the update is complete, reboot the computer to save changes. 

  6. Uninstall and Reinstall the Game

    This is one of the most effective and easiest ways to solve any issues that are related to the software. Access the Control Panel or the Settings to find out the list of installed applications. You can also find the shortcut to this option with the help of My Computer or This PC. Find out the game from the list, click on it and select the Uninstall button. 

    Wait for the game to be completely removed from the system. As usual, to save the changes, reboot the system. After that, download the new setup file of the game and install it. Hopefully, the issue ‘Minecraft won’t launch’ will not occur again. 

  7. Remove all the Incompatible Applications

    There might be some other third-party applications installed in your system that are not running properly. You might have kept them for some purposes, but those incompatible applications are resisting the game to function properly. And, that is why Minecraft won’t launch. 

    Thus, you need to eliminate those applications. With the help of the Control Panel or Settings, open the list of installed applications. Select all those applications that are incompatible in nature. Uninstall them one by one and then restart the computer to save changes. 

  8. Disable the Firewall, temporarily

    Most of the tech experts suggest that using a good security application helps you to safeguard the system. But, the firewall of the security application sometimes creates barriers in playing games or running. Thus, you need to take care of the security application. The best idea is to disable it for some time. After you have finished playing the game, turn it on to resume protection. 

  9. Deliver the Admin Rights

    Sometimes Minecraft won’t launch due to the lack of admin rights. If the admin rights are not given to a certain application, then they might not work properly; thus, the game is not launching properly. So, the solution is very easy, find out the setup file from the system folder, right-click on it and run it as the administrator. The game will open eventually, and hopefully, no technical glitch will occur. 

Some Additional Information

No matter what game you play or what application you install, you must download the setup file from a safe and secured website. It is better to check the address bar of the website whether the S is written after HTTP. The presence of S means the website is secured. If the S is missing, never download any files from that website. Make sure that you update your security application to get protection against the latest threats. 

The malicious files, entering the system, can corrupt the setup file of the game and thus ruining your entire gaming experience. Before shutting down the computer, always scan your system to find out the malicious files. Some of the gaming experts suggest that using a joystick to play any games can give you better functional usage.