When I try to join a server it says:

Failed to connect to server Failed to login: The authentication servers are currently down for maintenance.

YES, I have checked if they were down but they are not! When I try to make my own lan server or singleplayer my skin is slim alex. But what is wierd is I can only join cracked servers. This is my account I got it in 2010. This only happens on this computer on any router.

What can I do about it?


I have reinstalled minecraft before and I had nothing no mods or optifine. my computer is an Alienware 13 R3 16GB of ram Windows 10 Home Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHZ. my minecraft is vannila, and my java is up to date.

EDIT2: I have found out that I have a proxy called covernant eyes. And when I try to uninstall it the uninstaller crashes. Whelp.

  • If the servers are indeed not down, as the OP claims, then the suggested duplicate is no duplicate. – Joachim Jul 1 '19 at 9:23

Welcome to Arqade, It would be helpful if you could specify more information about your computer/router - Computer specs, ethernet/wifi etc. Also, please include any troubleshooting you have already done, so it is not a "Do it for me" question.

First, ensure you are running a completely vanilla version of minecraft. Forge/optifine are known to cause this problem every now and then.

If this doesn't work, you could have a corrupt install of Minecraft

A quick google search comes up with instructions to reinstall.


If that doesn't help, ensure your java is up to date.

Feel free to ask for more help if this doesn't work.

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