Update 5 - SOLUTION:
I have just realised that this question has become somewhat well viewed (+10,000 views), so I thought I better update it again and say that I have solved the issue. Of course, it was faulty, dodgy RAM. Sadly I was trying to avoid this as my PC was only 4 months old, but there was nothing I could do. I ran Memtest, and I can't remember the number of errors but it was worryingly high. Either way, I replaced my RAM and now it works. So if you too have this error and cannot find any solution, its probably hardware. Thanks for all the help guys.
I understand that there are questions related to this subject already on the site but I feel mine is different as I have a different problematic frame etc..
My error is, as mentioned in the title, an
EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION that is thrown whenever I start up any form of Minecraft (Vanilla, modded, multiplayer...).
'Solutions' already tried:
- Reinstall Minecraft. - Error still occurs.
- Reinstall Java. - I have upgraded to Java 8, downgraded back to 7. Error still occurs
- Check for updates in drivers. - Using several driver update programs, I find none with updates.
- Buy a new PC. - Yep, I've seen it suggested. My PC is less that 5 months old so I see this is not a problem. (Specs to follow)
- Buy a new GPU/ Memory. Again - My PC is New.
- Intel i3 4130 (Duel Core - 3.4ghz)
- 8GB RAM (DDR3)
- Palit GTX 770 Jetstream
- Gigabyte H81M-D2V Motherboard
- Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB (Looking to replace)
Error File (Rare Problematic frame):
# # A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment: # # EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x00000000029bf3c9, pid=740, tid=1420 # # JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (7.0_55-b13) (build 1.7.0_55-b13) # Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (24.55-b03 mixed mode windows-amd64 compressed oops) # Problematic frame: # j cpw.mods.fml.common.asm.transformers.AccessTransformer.transform(Ljava/lang/String;Ljava/lang/String;[B)[B+289 # # Failed to write core dump. Minidumps are not enabled by default on client versions of Windows # # If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit: # http://bugreport.sun.com/bugreport/crash.jsp
Error File (Common):
# # A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment: # # EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x0000000061f50d30, pid=1784, tid=4116 # # JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (7.0_55-b13) (build 1.7.0_55-b13) # Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (24.55-b03 mixed mode windows-amd64 compressed oops) # Problematic frame: # V [jvm.dll+0x40d30] # # Failed to write core dump. Minidumps are not enabled by default on client versions of Windows # # If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit: # http://bugreport.sun.com/bugreport/crash.jsp
Full Error file:
- The full error log regarding the more common issue can be found here as the whole thing was too large to put into the question
Background/ Other useful info:
- My PC quite often suffers from BSOD's relating to
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREAand also several
INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR(see my question on superuser for more detailed info about the Blue screens.
- I'm running windows 8 (not 8.1) and have been able to play Minecraft for around 4 and a half months before this error appeared. Something (presumably a software and not a hardware change) has caused this issue but, since I am only blessed in the ability to program Python and some C++, these stack traces are rather meaningless to me.
- I have tried changing the amount of RAM given to minecraft (upto 3GB for modded) but this has not helped.
- My Page File is currently set at 8192mb (This may or may not be relavant - just windows default)
- As mentioned before I am on Java 7 55
- My Graphics Driver is GeForce 335.23 which is the latest for my card
I feel I have given all the information possibly needed to help me solve this issue, and I am hoping that, by giving a detailed and informative post, I can help find a definitive answer for at least a few people who have not yet managed it. Although I have given everything I could think to be conceivably necessary, please ask for any extra information in the comments and I will gladly add it when I can. (Please note it is getting late where I live and I have school tomorrow so I may not be able to test any given solutions until around 20 hours from now!) Thanks for any help you can give me on m issue!
Edit 1: I have just tried replacing my JRE 7 for the JDK 8 5 and this hasn't helped making me think this isn't an issue with Java but possibly something else. Also, I have tried running on 32bit java but to no avail.
Sadly there have been no definitive answers. I have been continuing to look online at possible solutions however I can not find any with the
jvm.dll as the problematic frame. I attempted to download the JavaRe program talked about however it crashed on launch. (Note: I would have put this as a comment but I do not have enough rep
Edit 3: I've tried running Minecraft as admin which worked for a few minutes before getting the same old error again. Then, i realised that I didn't have DirectX installed so I installed it and voilà, it worked again for around ten minutes. Now I am back to where I started, still getting the error upon opening. I have tried with Vanilla, Modded (FTB Monster, FTB Unleashed, Tekkit Classic, Tekkit, ATLauncher Yogscast Complete) but non work. If I could place a bounty on this question I would but since I can't I'll just have to hope that the Gods of Arqade are somewhere willing someone with the vital information to come and help! Until then - I'll keep updating with info.
Yep, this is a lot of edits but hey I have been trying a lot of things. Weirdly, I was playing some Just Cause 2 Multiplayer and it crashed. Just out of interest I looked in the dump file and would you believe the Error code was 0x05. This is the same as the
EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION and the
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA BSOD which I have had twice today. Still though, I am nearly 100% positive it isn't a hardware problem as my RAM passed memtest. The plot thickens. I shall keep the thread up to date as I feel that is better than making new threads.
Update (1 month on):
Well, a month later and with still no definitive answer and still no solution found by myself, I guess I'll update here again (It's better than a new question) Anyway so yeah,
I am currently able to play vanilla although it does crash sometimes update: It crashes all the time. For some reason this has got worse. I am only able to play Modded Minecraft after having restarted my PC, and even then I can only play for around 10 - 20 minutes before it stops and I have to restart again. I have also tried to copy the Java program files from the Program Files directory on a laptop running the same OS as me. That didn't help. I also changed the permissions on the jre7 folder to Read & Write, but that didn't help either. (I also reverted these two changed after I tested them as a realise they are both kind-of holes in my security.) So there you go, a month on an I am still plagued by the words that have become the bane of my once minecraft but now EXCEPTION ACCESS VIOLATION filled life. Again, any help you can give will help massively.