Fix error “org.lwjgl.LWJGLException : Pixel format not accelerated”.
The error “org.lwjgl.LWJGLException : Pixel format not accelerated” occurs mainly on Windows 10 when trying to start Minecraft through the official launcher.
What causes the “org.lwjjgl.LWJGLException” error in Minecraft?
We investigated this specific issue by analyzing various user reports and common patching strategies used to eliminate this error. According to our research, there are several possible causes for this error:
Outdated GPU driver – In the vast majority of cases, this particular error occurs because the computer is using an outdated GPU driver. Some concerned users have reported that they were able to fix the problem by updating the driver to the latest version. This can be done manually using Device Manager.
Windows updated the GPU with an incompatible version – Windows update is known to break some features (especially GPU related ones) when trying to update the GPU version to the latest one. The updated components may configure a newer version that is actually not compatible with your GPU model. In this case, you can fix the problem by reverting to the previous version of the GPU driver.
Catalyst Control Center is missing from your PC – If you’re using an older model AMD GPU, you’re likely to encounter this issue because Catalyst Control Center is not installed on your computer. If this scenario applies, you may be able to fix the problem by installing the missing utility.
Your computer does not meet the minimum requirements – The latest Java edition of Minecraft has a lot more resources than the precursor claims. If you have a computer with few resources, you might get this error message because your computer’s specifications are lower than Minecraft’s minimum requirements. In this case, the only way to solve the problem is to update your computer’s hardware.
Below is a collection of possible fixes that other users have used in the same scenario to solve this problem. All of the methods below are verified to work by at least one user.
Method 1: Update GPU driver
It so happens that Minecraft Error org.lwjgl.LWJGLException is often reported to occur in cases where the GPU is running with an outdated driver version. Some concerned users reported that the problem was resolved as soon as they upgraded to the latest available version (depending on their graphics card model).
To update your GPU, you can use Device Manager or install the latest version manually.
Update the GPU driver via Device Manager
1- Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box. Then you must enter the following “Devmgmt.msc” and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
2- Within Device Manager, expand the drop-down menu associated with Display Adapters. Then right-click on the GPU you are actively using while playing Minecraft and select Properties from the context menu.
3- Once you are inside the Properties go to the GPU menu, select the Driver tab and click on Update Driver.
4- Automatically check for updated driver software. Wait to see if the scan reveals a new driver version available. If a new driver version is available, follow the on-screen instructions to install it.
Method 2: Revert Graphics Drivers
The game was working correctly until windows was updated. This problem may have been caused by a GPU update performed by Windows Update. Many users report that this problem can occur if windows update finishes installing a graphics driver that is not actually compatible with the GPU model.
Some users reported that they successfully resolved this issue after using Device Manager to revert to the previous driver version. Here is a quick guide on how to do this:
1- Press Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box. Then type “Devmgmt.msc” and press Enter to open Device Manager.
2- Once inside Device Manager, expand the associated Display Adapters drop-down menu. Then, right-click on the display adapter device used while playing and click Properties.
3- Within Display Properties of your GPU, select the Driver tab and click on Rear Roll Controller.
Method 3: Install Catalyst Control Center (if applicable)
If you are using an AMD GPU, the problem is most likely due to the fact that the Catalyst Control Center is not installed on the computer displaying the problem. Several concerned users have reported that the “My applications don’t work with this driver” problem no longer occurred after making sure the AMD Catalyst Control Center is installed on their machine.
If you don’t have an AMD GPU, skip to the next mode below.
Here is a quick aq guide to installing the AMD catalog:
1- Start by closing all open applications (including third-party firewalls, third-party antivirus, remote access programs and any webcam software). Visit this link (here) and download the appropriate AMD catalog driver based on your operating system version and bit architecture.
2- Once the installation executable is downloaded, double-click on it and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software on your system.
3- Once you have accepted the ToS, wait for the installation to complete. Restart your computer and see if the Minecraft Error org.lwjgl.LWJGLException resolved when the following boot sequence completes.