Fix Minecraft Game Crashing, Freezing Launching, Lagging, Audio and Graphics Issue


Fix Minecraft Game Crashing, Freezing Launching, Lagging, Audio and Graphics Issue

Troubleshooting Guide To Fix Minecraft Game Crashing, Freezing, Launching, Lagging, Audio, and Graphics Issue on Windows 10 PC

Perform Hard Reset.

Most of the time hard reset fixes the issue. Unplug all the external devices from your computer. The only devices you should leave connected to your computer are your monitor, mouse, and keyboard if the computer is a desktop. Now Shut down your desktop and unplug the power cable from the desktop.

In case of laptop unplug the charger and remove the battery if applicable.

Now press and hold the power button down for approximately 15-20 seconds then plug in the power cable back to the desktop. Plug-in the battery and charger back in case of the laptop and start the system. Now Launch Minecraft. In case the issue still persists move on to the next step.

Disable or Uninstall Apps

Below is the list of applications which may be responsible for the Minecraft game to crash and freeze. Please uninstall or disable these applications to avoid crashing. Below is the list of apps:

Uninstall/Disable App

  • MSI Afterburner / Riva Tuner Statistics Server
  • EVGA Precision
  • OBS
  • Xsplit
  • MacType
  • Warsaw Banking App
  • Wallpaper Engine

In case of OBS or Xsplit, set source to display capture

Sign Out of Multiple Accounts

In case you are logged in to the Microsoft store with multiple accounts then you have to log out from other accounts.

Open Microsoft Store


Now click on the profile picture located on the top right corner and sign out of all account except the account which you have used to purchase the game.


This pic shows only one account but in case of multiple accounts you will see other accounts too so please log out from other accounts.

Now keep only that account which you have used to purchase the game.

Now Reset Microsoft Store- type wsreset in Windows search box and click on wsreset run command to reset Microsoft store, the reset may take few seconds, so wait until Microsoft store opens up.


Now download the game, in case you have already downloaded the game then uninstall it and reinstall it once again. Please note you will lose all the progress in the game when you uninstall it.

To uninstall it open Apps & Feature by typing Apps & Feature in Windows search box and then click on uninstall.

Now restart your PC and reinstall it from Microsoft Store.

Update Graphics Drivers

Visit your system manufacturer’s website to update system BIOS and all the necessary driver especially the graphics card driver.

NVIDIA Users: GeForce Experience can be used to check and update the drivers automatically, visit the below link to auto-update or update it manually.

Update Nvidia Graphics card

AMD Users: Visit the below link to autodetect or manually select your driver.

Update AMD Graphics Card

Restart your system and launch Minecraft.

Update Windows 10

If Windows 10 is not up to date you might face crashing and many other issues so please update Windows 10.

Open Windows 10 Update settings by typing Check for Updates in Windows search box and click on Check for Updates.

After the update is complete restart the system and launch Minecraft game.

Use the Administrator Account

Log in to the system using the Administrator account. Using an administrator account fixes a lot of issues.

Run Microsoft Fix it Tool

Click here to download the Microsoft tool

Once the tool is downloaded run it and then Select Windows Store Apps and then click on Next

Now run the Windows 10 Apps troubleshooter by clicking on Next



It should identify the issue and fix it as shown below if you receive any error while fixing run it once again. In my case, I ran two times to fix it.

Now close the troubleshooter, restart your system and launch the game.

Check the Date and Time on Your PC

Make a right-click on the date and time on the bottom right of your screen and then click on Adjust Date/Time as shown below.

Make Sure Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically is on. If its already on then switch off and then switch it on once again.

Disable Development Mode

Type in Powershell in Windows search box and open Windows Powershell as an administrator, you have to make a right-click on Powershell to open it as an administrator.

Now copy the below command and paste into the Powershell windows and then hit enter on the keyboard.

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”} 


After you hit enter it will disable the Development mode.


Restart the system and launch the game.

Update the Game from Microsoft Store

This will fix almost all the known problems associated with the game. Microsoft always works diligently and keeps releasing patches and updates to fix all the known issues. So, updating the game should fix the majority of the issues. Steps are shown below

Open Microsoft Store

Microsoft store

Now click on the three dots () located on the top right corner and then click on Downloads and updates

Click on Get Updates– this will update all the apps including the game if there are any updates available.

Get updates from Microsoft store


Once it updates successfully it will say You’re good to go.

Now restart the system and launch the game.

Perform DISM Command

Type in Powershell in the windows search box, make a right-click on Windows Powershell and select Run as administrator.

Powershell as an admin

Copy and paste this command dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth on the PowerShell window and press the enter key on the keyboard.


Run SFC Scan: Open Powershell windows once again, copy and paste this command sfc /scannow. It may take some time to finish the scan, do not close the windows before the scan completes.

Fix Minecraft Bluescreen Error

Please visit this link to fix bluescreen or BSOD error with Minecraft.

Fix Minecraft Audio Issue

Update the Audio driver from the system manufacturer website. Make sure Windows sound is not on mute. Make a right-click on the speaker icon on the bottom right of your screen and click on Sounds or Open Sound settings and open Sound Control panel and go to Playback tab and disable all the sound devices except the internal speaker or the speaker which you want to use.

Also, try changing the audio from surround sound to stereo.

Stereo sound

If you face low sound or any issue with the audio, make sure to update audio driver and run Troubleshoot Sound problems by making a right-click on Windows speaker icon.

Perform Clean Boot

Type in msconfig in Windows search box and click on System Configuration.

Click the Services tab and check the box to Hide all Microsoft Services, then click the Disable All button.

Now click on the Startup tab, then click on Open Task Manager.

Task Manager

It can take a few seconds for the Task Manager list to load.

Click each of the Startup programs in the list then click the Disable button. Disable all.


Close the Task Manager window.

Click OK on the System Configuration window to save your changes.

Restart the system and try launching Minecraft game again.

Stop the Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background

Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Privacy and then scroll down and select Background apps and disable all the apps which you do not need.


In this way, it will run Minecraft smoothly.

Add Exception to Antivirus and Firewall/Disable Windows Firewall and Multiple Antivirus

In case you are facing Minecraft loading or launching issue then it might be antivirus or firewall which does not allow the game to load because it recognizes game files as potentially harmful and blocks it from running. Add exceptions for Minecraft. Call your Antivirus company if you need help in adding an exception for Minecraft.

Most of the time Antivirus causes your game to crash or freeze so if you have multiple security running on the system then disable all the antivirus except one or try switching to another antivirus if one particular antivirus is causing the issue.

Use Wired Connection

In case of online connectivity issue or game lagging issue, we strongly stress the use of ethernet connection. Ethernet connection will always provide optimal performance while playing online Minecraft. Wireless connections have a wide difference in reliability and bandwidth and will affect online gameplay quality. Ethernet connections always maintain the bandwidth required for online gameplay.

Flush the DNS

This troubleshooting is for the connectivity issue when you are getting kicked off from the multiplayer mode for any kind of connectivity issue while playing Minecraft online.

Type cmd in the Windows search box and then make a right-click on Command Prompt to Run as an Administrator.

When the command prompt opens, type ipconfig/flushdns and press Enter.

Repeat the same process for below commands.

Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.

Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.

Reboot your computer and launch Minecraft.

Fix Minecraft Graphical Tearing

This occurs mainly because of the game running at a higher refresh rate than your monitor can handle.

You might know that disabling v-sync can reduce graphical tearing, but still, you are facing tearing while playing Minecraft game then toggling v-sync to on in your game settings might fix it.

Fix Minecraft Micro Stuttering

Micro stuttering (shudders and jolts while moving) happens when the game is not optimized properly, particularly when it’s played under multiple Direct X versions.

Disable latest Direct X version and restart your game. In case you are doing this please keep an eye on the patch notes for the Minecraft game to know when it is fine to re-enable it. Micro stuttering can sometimes be a driver issue, it may be driver conflicting or maybe the latest driver not working well with Minecraft game. In this case, you might need to wait for the new driver to fix it.

Fix Minecraft Rainbow or Green Artifacting

In this case, a large number of pixels on the screen changes colors, it may be green, pink or like a rainbow. The game may be running in the background but you only see green or rainbow artifact.

It may be the bad graphics card, overheating or some hardware issue with the card.

Check if the fan is working and reseat the graphics card if its a CRU(Customer Replaceable Unit) component.

Fix Minecraft Rubberbanding Issue

Rubberbanding when the in-game character gets back to the starting point. It tries to move but comes back to the original place. This is generally a connectivity issue, not a graphics issue, use broadband Wifi connection or ethernet cable to connect. Make sure there is no issue from your ISP.

Uninstall the Game and Reinstall the Game Under New Administrator Account

In case all the above steps do not work then uninstall the game as explained under the title “Sign Out of Multiple Accounts” in the very beginning of the post.

After you uninstall the game create another Administrator account. Now login to the Microsoft Store using the same account which you have used to buy Minecraft and then reinstall the game from your game library.

To create another Administrator account open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key together on the keyboard.  Go to Accounts and then click on Family & other people and then click on the + sign which says Add someone else to this PC then enter all the details required to create a new account.


Once the new account is created click on the new account and then click on Change account type and select Administrator from the drop-down option and then click OK.


Restart your system, on the Windows login screen use the new admin account to log in and then log in to the Microsoft Store using the account which you have used to buy Minecraft and then reinstall the game from your game library. This also fixes error “0X803F81F5 too many devices”.

There are many other issues reported with the Minecraft game. Here is the list of all the issues reported by PC users.

Wrap Up

I hope this post helped you to fix Minecraft Game Crashing, Freezing Launching, Lagging, Audio and Graphics Issue on PC

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