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by XxrebelyxX » 1/15/2012

when i open minecraft it just crashes and says "Bad Video Card Drivers" how do i fix that?
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by XxrebelyxX » 1/15/2012

someone plz help!
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by DesuMotoko » 1/15/2012

well, what is your video card?

if it's a Nvidia, go to their site and download the driver appropriate to what card you have. i'm sure it's the same for whatever other kind you might have, be it ATI, etc, go to the company's site and install the driver.

the issue is probably because the driver is outdated. drivers are necessary for the card to compute and translate information into something readable, i guess you could say.
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by XxrebelyxX » 1/15/2012

well how do you find out what driver you've got?
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by DesuMotoko » 1/15/2012

XxrebelyxX wrote:well how do you find out what driver you've got?

before you worry about what driver version you have, you need to worry about the videocard/gpu itself.

what OS are you running? so I can help you locate the hardware specs.
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by XxrebelyxX » 1/15/2012

well im running Windows Vista
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by DesuMotoko » 1/15/2012

XxrebelyxX wrote:well im running Windows Vista

either use Run and type in "dxdiag" and press enter
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open Device Manager

either one will tell you your system specs.
look for something along the lines of video card or gpu... i'd be on Windows 7 to help guide you but at the moment I'm stuck on my OS X side because I'm rendering a film.
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by DesuMotoko » 1/15/2012

On Device Manager it should be under Processors, I believe.
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by XxrebelyxX » 1/15/2012

is VIA Chrome9 HC IGP WDDM a driver?
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by DesuMotoko » 1/15/2012

XxrebelyxX wrote:is VIA Chrome9 HC IGP WDDM a driver?

apparently so, build for DirectX 9...

as it is, this should be the page for you

http://www.via.com.tw/en/support/drivers.jsp
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by DesuMotoko » 1/15/2012

DesuMotoko wrote:
XxrebelyxX wrote:is VIA Chrome9 HC IGP WDDM a driver?

apparently so, build for DirectX 9...

as it is, this should be the page for you

http://www.via.com.tw/en/support/drivers.jsp


So go:

>Microsoft Windows
>Vista (32 or 64, depending on what you run)
>Integrated Graphics
>(then choose the exact model number of your card... make sure you do, or you have the possibility to brick your system)
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by XxrebelyxX » 1/15/2012

dont worry i think ill get it fixed :) thx for the help
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