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Why does Minecraft keep crashing? 6 Fixes

For the most part, Minecraft is a pretty hassle-free game to run. With the game now being available on Microsoft Store, it makes it easier for people to get in without having to fiddle with unnecessary installers.

In this article, we’re taking a look at why Minecraft keeps crashing and giving you a few fixes to solve the problem.


Why does Minecraft keep crashing?

As mentioned above, Minecraft is a pretty stable game, so any crashes are likely to be caused by the following reasons:

  • Incomplete installation.
  • Corrupt or outdated graphics drivers.
  • Outdated Windows installation.

How to fix the Minecraft crash issue?

Here are a few solutions you can try out to see if Minecraft starts working properly for you

Update the game

The first thing you should do is ensure that Minecraft is updated whether you play Bedrock or the Java edition. Often new updates will break something on previous releases, which can cause the game to crash.

If you bought Minecraft through the Windows Store (meaning you have the Bedrock Edition), it should be automatically updated. However, you can always check the Windows Store or Minecraft Launcher for any updates available.


Launch Minecraft through the launcher

Try starting the game through the launcher instead of the Windows Store, Start menu or a desktop icon. At times, this can fix in-game crashes.


Update Windows

Another thing you should do is to update your PC. Updating your PC will, in most cases, update your drivers and fix any issues in the process.

Check out this detailed guide to know how to update your PC here

Update GPU drivers

Outdated GPU drivers can also cause this issue in particular. While you should update all your drivers, take special care of your display drivers if you run into an error like this. 

Step 1: Right-click Start and select Device Manager from the menu.

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Step 2: Under Display Adaptors, find your graphics card’s name, right-click on it and click on Update Drivers.

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Step 3: Click on Search automatically for drivers. Windows will automatically look for and download the latest drivers for your particular GPU.

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While this should help resolve the error, in case it doesn’t, click Uninstall device and restart your PC to force Windows to install the required drivers. You can then update them later. Alternatively, you can also remove your GPU and reinsert it if you can. 


Flush the DNS cache

Resetting the DNS cache can also help eliminate seemingly random connectivity issues that can cause crashes.

Step 1: Press Windows key + R and type in cmd, and hit enter.

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Step 2: Type in ipconfig /flushdns to reset DNS settings to default.

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If the above command doesn’t help, try entering these commands in the Command Prompt one at a time.

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset

If you suspect an issue with your router’s DHCP assignment, use these commands to release your old IP and request a new one. 

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

If this doesn’t work, use the following commands to reset your network stack.

ipconfig/flushdns
nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR
netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset

Reinstall the game

Reinstalling the game will, in most cases, fix just about any problems you’re facing. 

Step 1: Press Windows Key + X to open the quick access menu and click on Apps and Features.

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Step 2: Find Minecraft in the list and click Uninstall. 

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Now restart your PC and try installing the game again. This should fix your crashing issue. 

Also read: What are Minecraft advanced tooltips? How to enable it? 

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