Minecraft exit code 1 typically indicates that there was an error with
the Java configuration on your PC. This can also be caused by a variety
of other factors, including compatibility issues with the GPU Drivers,
faulty game mods, or a problem with the game's files or settings. If
you're seeing this error message, try these different troubleshooting
steps to resolve the issue.
1) Reinstall Java
Not having the latest version of Java can cause the Exit Code 1 error. To fix this,
a) Uninstall the existing version of Java – Type ‘Add or Remove Programs’ in the taskbar search box and click on the first result.
b) Scroll to find the older version of Java and click on the 3 dotted lines and select uninstall.
c) Next, download the latest version of Java from here.
d) Once the download is complete, run the installation package and follow the on-screen instructions to install Java on your computer.
e) After the installation is complete, you can verify that Java is installed correctly by opening a command prompt and typing the following command:
This should display the version of Java that is installed on your computer. Relaunch Minecraft to check if the game opens without any error.
2) Repair Xbox Game Bar
a) Type ‘Xbox Game Bar’ in the taskbar search box and click on ‘App Settings’.
b) In the Application Settings screen, scroll down and select ‘Repair’. Once the repair is complete, restart your computer and try launching Minecraft again to see if the issue has been resolved.
c) If the issue still persists, try resetting the Xbox Game Bar. You can find this option below ‘Repair’ in the Application Settings screen.
d) Check for any updates for the Xbox Game Bar and Windows OS. Go to Windows Update Settings, then select Check for updates if there are any updates available, install them and try running the Minecraft game again.
e) If none of the above steps have worked, you can check for any corrupted files or errors in the Xbox Game Bar by running the System File Checker (SFC) tool. To do this, open the Start menu and type "cmd" in the search bar. Right-click on Command Prompt and select "Run as administrator." In the command prompt, type "sfc /scannow" and press Enter. The SFC tool will scan for any corrupted files and try to repair them.
Run the application again to see if the problem is solved.
3) Change Minecraft Launcher Path
One of the most common causes for Exit code 1 error is the issue caused by the special characters in the User ID. Having special characters can sometimes prevent the Minecraft Launcher to identify the gaming folder path and connect to the Minecraft .exe file successfully.
Apply the following simple fix for this issue,
a) Right-click on the Minecraft Launcher on the desktop and select ‘Properties’.
b) In the Properties window, select the ‘Shortcut’ tab.
c) In the text box next to the ‘Target’ field add the below text at the end,
d) Click on ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ to close the window. Next, relaunch Minecraft and check if the problem is fixed.
Note: If the ‘Target’ field is greyed out, then create a batch file – Open Notepad, copy-paste the below line (launch path added at the end), and save the file with extension '.bat'.
start shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.4297127D64EC6_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Minecraft –workDir %ProgramData%.minecraft
Open the saved batch file to launch Minecraft.
4) Modify Xbox Game Services
To check if the Services of Xbox are running as expected,
a) Type ‘services’ in the taskbar search box and click on ‘Open’.
b) For the following services in the drop-down box next to ‘Startup Type’ update status to ‘Automatic’ and start all services (Service Status should be in status ‘Running’) if stopped,
- Xbox Accessory Management Service
- Xbox Live Auth Manager
- Xbox Live Game Save
- Xbox Live Networking Service
Open Minecraft again to check if the error is fixed.
5) Disable Mods
Mods allow players to customize and enhance their gameplay experi
ence in ways that are not possible with the vanilla (unmodified) version of the game. For example, mods can add new items, blocks, and creatures to the game, change the gameplay mechanics, or add new features such as a minimap or a crafting guide. But sometimes these mods may also cause conflicts with other mods or with the game itself. In such cases, it would be better to restore the game to its original state. To do this,
a) Press Windows button+ R to open Run.
b) Type ‘%Appdata%’ and press Enter.
c) Open .minecraft folder.
d) Navigate to ‘logs’ folder and open ‘Latest.txt’ file. Check the logs to find which mod(s) is causing the error.
e) Go to ‘mods’ folder and remove the identified mod(s). Relaunch Minecraft no
w to check if the error is fixed.
6) Change Minecraft Launcher
There are several third-party, Minecraft launchers available that you can use to play Minecraft. Here are some popular options:
a) MultiMC: This is an open-source launcher that allows you to manage multiple Minecraft installations and modpacks easily. It also includes features such as automatic mod updates, backup and restore options and a built-in crash report viewer.
b) Curseforge launcher: Curseforge is a popular platform for downloading and managing Minecraft mods. The Curseforge launcher is a separate application that you can use to launch the game with your installed mods.
c) GDLauncher: GDLauncher is a free, open-source launcher for Mi
is designed to be lightweight and easy to use. It allows you to manage multiple installations and modpacks, and it has a number of customization options.
There are many other launchers like – Badlion, Technic, Twitch a
nd Void Launcher, etc. Please visit the respective website to download and install the launcher of your preference. Run the game with the new launcher to see if the exit code 1 error is fixed.
7) Reinstall Minecraft
If none of the above methods works, the last option is to uninstall and reinstall Minecraft. To reinstall Minecraft on your PC, you will need to follow these steps:
a) Open the Start menu and type "Control Panel" in the search box.
b) Click on the "Control Panel" option to open the Control Panel window.
c) In the Control Panel window, click on the "Programs and Features
d) In the Programs and Features window, scroll down to find "Minecraft" in the list of installed programs.
e) Click on "Minecraft" and then click on the "Uninstall" button to begin the uninstall process.
f) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstall process.
g) Once Minecraft has been uninstalled, go to the official Minecr
aft website to download and install the latest version of the game.
h) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process. Once the installation is complete, you can launch Minecraft and start playing the game.
Some gamers have also claimed that updating GPU drivers by manually downloading them from the respective manufacturer's website and installing it on their PC has also helped to fix this error. Since this method has benefited few users you can try this solution too.
Hope that our guide has been helpful and that you are now able to fix the exit code 1 error yourself. We know how much Minecraft means to so many of our readers and we want to do our best to provide helpful information whenever possible. Happy crafting!