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How to Fix Minecraft Not Responding? (7 Different Methods to Make it Work)

Who doesn’t like playing games? Around millions of people spend their free time playing games, and some have made it their profession. Yes, you can earn from playing. A few years back, it just seemed a dream to most of us. Among hundreds of high-profile games, Minecraft is also one.

There are thousands of players around the world who love playing Minecraft, but from the past few days (or you say, months), they are facing an error. Okay! This error isn’t something serious but can totally piss you off.

The error is – Minecraft not Responding.

Imagine you started the game thinking in mind to have a good session of two or four hours, and the screen displays the above message. What will you do? Waiting for the program to respond? Till when? Waiting isn’t going to give you any result, but the instant action will.

Here in this article, we have shown how to fix Minecraft not responding. Along with all the possible causes. Without any delay, let’s move towards the actual topic. For more such details visit Technographx

Why is Minecraft not Responding?

We have gathered a few conditions because of which the game isn’t responding. There can be other causes too, but the ones we mentioned here are the most common.

#1: Outdated Java Versions

#2: Missing Windows Updates

#3: Incomplete Minecraft Installation

#4: Old Version of Minecraft

#5: Missing Administrative Privileges

#6: Video Drivers

#7: Discord Overlay

How to Fix Minecraft not Responding?

Keeping in mind all the causes, we have come with the solution for each. Let’s get your problem sorted. With the end of this article, you will be able to run the game smoothly and have your plan executed.

Before going for anything, just wait for some time or restart the game. This may give you the solution and you don’t have to go through all the hectic methods to figure out.

Method 1: Update Java


Why is java one of the problems? Many games utilize the Java script, and so does the Minecraft. However, Minecraft is a huge user of Java, and you can figure that out with its title. So the very first checking has to be of Java updates.

How to update java? Look below for the steps:

#1: Right-click on ‘My Computer’ or ‘This Pc’ then go to Properties.

#2: Open System type and here you will see the kind of OS.

#3: Once you know the type of OS your PC uses, navigate the Java website, and download the compatible update.

#4: Now install and run the Java update.

#5: Open the respective folder and copy the file version folder.

#6: In the next step, you have to open windows explorer and paste the following command according to the system.

    • C:\\Program Files\\Java (for 32 bit)
    • C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Java (for 64 bit)

#7: Paste the file version folder here.

#8: After that, open the Minecraft mod manager, and click on the Edit Profile.

#9: The last step is to extract the downloaded file, open the folder, and paste the file version there too!

Method 2: Install Windows Update


Even after installing the latest java update, if your game still isn’t responding, check the windows version. Is your Minecraft game compatible with the windows version? Let’s update the windows version.

#1: Open settings (press Windows key + I)

#2: Now go to Updates and Security, and check for the Updates.

#3: Windows will look for the updates on the server and will give you the results, then click on Install Updates.

#4: The last step is to restart the computer and check whether the game is responding.

Method 3: Reinstall Minecraft

There are chances that the Minecraft isn’t installed correctly or half-installed. So, reinstall it completely.

#1: Press Windows + R and type appwiz.cpl in the dialogue box. Then press Enter.

#2: Look for Minecraft and uninstall it by right-clicking on it.

#3: Now restart the PC and re-download the application.

#4: Before installing, Open the Run command, type %appdata%, and press Enter.

#5: look for the three folders named – Local, LocalLow, Roaming. Now, delete the Minecraft’s folder from each directory.

#6: Restart the computer and reinstall the game.

Method 4: Update Minecraft

These can also be one of the reasons why your Minecraft isn’t responding. So let’s download the latest version of it. Check for the latest version online, if your game isn’t updated, do it. If you are still on Minecraft 1.14 version, update it. The new updates are already out.

We have seen many ‘Minecraft 1.14 not responding’ or ‘Minecraft 1.14.1 not responding’ queries online, the reason can be the update issues only. Right now, Minecraft has released a 1.16-Nether Update in June 2020.

Method 5: Give Administrator Access

We have seen gamers fixing this issue by just giving the administrator access. Yes, that is all needed sometimes to start your Minecraft. Let’s see how you can do it?

#1: Look for the Minecraft installer’s main executable file.

#2: Right-Click on it and go to properties.

#3: Click on the Compatibility and select the option Run as an administrator.

And tada! That’s it. Your Minecraft game is ready to run smoothly.

Method 6: Update Video Drivers


What are video drivers? These are magical things that makes your game run and display the graphics properly. An issue in them can also create havoc, i.e., unresponsiveness of the game. So check the video drivers and update them regularly.

How to update video drivers? Go through the below steps for the answer:

#1: Search for Device Manager in the windows search or type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialogue box.

#2: In the device manager dialogue box, you will see Display adapters, click on it to expand, and see the other options.

#3: Now right-click on the graphics hardware and select the Update Driver.

#4: After that, you will see two options

    • Search automatically for updated drivers software, or
    • Browse my computer for the driver software.

Select the one you want and move ahead.

#5: Once you are done updating the video drivers restart the computer, and look whether the game has come to normalcy.

Method 7: Uninstall Discord App


This step is for someone who has installed the Discord app. This mind-blowing application allows Minecraft players to intercommunicate while they are playing. It is undoubtedly an excellent app, but this application’s overlay often disrupts the Minecraft, making it unresponsive.

If you don’t want to uninstall it, first disable and see whether the game is working. If it isn’t, get rid of it. (What we mean is – Uninstall it.)

For Disabling Discord follow the below steps:

#1: Press Ctrl + Alt + Del, this will open Task Manager.

#2: Click on Startup, find Discord on the list, and Disable it.

#3: Now Restart the machine and see if the game is working.

If it didn’t, follow the below steps to Uninstall the Discord app:

#1: Press Windows + R, this will pop up a Run dialogue box, type appwiz.cpl, and press Enter.

#2: Look for the Discord, right-click on it, and select Uninstall.

#3: The last step is to restart the PC and play the game.

Wrapping Up:

So these were all the possible causes and how to solve them as quickly as possible. Technographx expertise in solving the technical issues related to any Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows applications. Like this one, you will find many solutions to Action, and most played mobile or PC games globally. If you still have doubts about solving this Minecraft issue, drop us a comment or mail, we will try to give you a reliable solution, ASAP!

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