You may have encountered the Minecraft Exit Code 1 error message, which appears when the game crashes or fails to start. There could be several reasons for this error, such as problems with the graphics driver (AMD, Nvidia, Intel), conflicts with other software running on your computer, or errors in your Java installation.

To fix the Exit Code 1 error on Minecraft, you can try updating your graphics driver, closing background apps, and reinstalling Java. In this article, we will provide some potential troubleshooting solutions for this issue. If you are still experiencing the error after trying these methods, you can seek help from the Minecraft community, forum, or game developers.

Fix Minecraft Exit Code 1 Error

Before proceeding with troubleshooting, try verifying the integrity of the game files, uninstalling and reinstalling the game, or running the game in compatibility mode. If these steps do not fix the issue, try some general fixes like restarting your computer, updating your graphics driver, and relaunching the game.

If you’re experiencing minor issues with your game, these steps may help resolve the problem. However, if the problem persists, you may need to try more advanced troubleshooting. Below are some steps to try:

Change Java executable

The Exit Code 1 error in Minecraft can be caused by issues with the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on your computer. To fix this, you can try downloading and installing a new copy of Java, then pointing the Minecraft launcher to it. Here are the steps:

  • Download Java from
  • Install it in a new folder on your computer.
  • Open the Minecraft launcher, and go to the installations list.
  • Hover over the copy of Minecraft that is giving you the Exit Code 1 error, and click the three-dot menu.
  • Click Edit, and then More Options.
  • From the drop-down menu, click Browse in the box under Java Executable.
  • Find the newly installed Java executable and select it.
  • Click Save and Launch to run Minecraft again.

Before you start, make sure to back up your Minecraft world. This will help you avoid losing progress if something goes wrong during the process. Reinstalling the game and using the new Java executable should resolve any issues with the Java installation or configuration that may be causing the error.

Disable Mod or Mods

If you are still experiencing the Minecraft Exit Code 1 error, you can try disabling the mod or mods that may be causing the issue. Here are the steps:

  • Open File Explorer and go to the drive where you have installed your operating system.
  • Enable “Show Hidden Items” from the View menu in the top menu bar.
  • Go to Users > App Data > Roaming > .minecraft > logs.
  • Open the lastest.log file and look through it to find which mod or mods may be causing the error.
  • After identifying the problematic mod or mods, disable them and then launch Minecraft again.