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My device is the Toshiba NB255 and I have Java 6 and the net framework 3.5, is there something else I'm missing?

Okay well, after I logged into it I got the following crash report:

     Bad video card drivers!      

    Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
    This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.

     --- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
       Generated 4/17/13 9:00 AM

      -- System Details --
Minecraft Version: 1.5.1
Operating System: Windows 8 (x86) version 6.2
Java Version: 1.6.0_45, Sun Microsystems Inc.
Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc.
Memory: 429256288 bytes (409 MB) / 518979584 bytes (494 MB) up to 1037959168 bytes         (989 MB)
JVM Flags: 2 total; -Xms512m -Xmx1024m
AABB Pool Size: 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) allocated, 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) used
Suspicious classes: No suspicious classes found.
IntCache: cache: 0, tcache: 0, allocated: 0, tallocated: 0
LWJGL: 2.4.2
OpenGL: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null
Is Modded: Probably not. Jar signature remains and client brand is untouched.
Type: Client (map_client.txt)
Texture Pack: Default
Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)
Vec3 Pool Size: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]

    org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.java:185)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java:311)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:856)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:784)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:765)
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:235)
at avv.a(SourceFile:56)
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:507)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
        --- END ERROR REPORT a16c6505 ----------
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closed as too localized by fredley, Private Pansy, kalina, alexanderpas, Frank Apr 17 '13 at 13:44

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What version of Java do you have (exact version code)? What error do you get, if any? –  fredley Apr 17 '13 at 12:48
"Doesn't work" means nothing at all. You have to specify your problem and situation, and provide crash report if available, or this question will be closed as "not a real question". –  Alvin Wong Apr 17 '13 at 12:48
Operating System: Windows 7 (x86) version 6.1... –  fredley Apr 17 '13 at 12:52
But I'm using Windows 8! –  apotter96 Apr 17 '13 at 12:53
I accidentlly placed the wrong error report –  apotter96 Apr 17 '13 at 13:03

2 Answers 2

If you have already got the latest drivers for your graphics card, then I'm afraid you're out of luck - your laptop is not capable of playing Minecraft with the drivers available for Windows 8.

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I already had to reinstall Java –  apotter96 Apr 17 '13 at 12:57
And I only have 32-Bit –  apotter96 Apr 17 '13 at 12:57
@apotter96 Install 64-bit too –  fredley Apr 17 '13 at 12:57
@apotter96 Just update the drivers for your graphics card. If there is no update you're out of luck. As it says in my answer. –  fredley Apr 17 '13 at 13:16
@apotter96 Follow these instructions to update drivers‌​. Downgrading to Windows 7 is non-trivial and way out of scope for this site. –  fredley Apr 17 '13 at 13:20

The answer is in the error report:

"Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode. This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers."

Updating your Graphics card drivers (or even purchasing an updated GPU) as stated, will help to resolve this issue.

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That's technically correct, but you don't include anything about how to resolve the issue. –  Frank Apr 17 '13 at 14:16
@fbueckert I have amended my answer, apologies for the vagueness. –  Efc Seany Apr 17 '13 at 14:39

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