I have attempted to run the Minecraft launcher several times but it won't respond at all. It has previously worked just fine on this machine, the only thing different is that my OS (Windows 10) recently updated, and this is the first time I have attempted to run it since then.
I have tried to troubleshoot it in several ways, I have erased the
profiles.json file in
.minecraft, to no avail. Then, I tried updating Java. When that failed, I tried running the game in compatibility mode. As a last resort, I went nuclear and completely wiped any Minecraft files in my computer.
All other threads I've found tell me to do one of the above, and it'll work, the rest say that it has something to do with a faulty driver, but considering Minecraft is the only thing not working (And I do run a load of games and graphics design programs), I'm a bit skeptical that it's that. After all of those attempts I'm getting a bit worried that it's something related to that fateful Windows update, as they all seem to break something when they happen and unfortunately can't be toggled off (If someone can show me the way to permanently disable those too, I'd be grateful)
Some more system information:
- Windows 10 Pro 64x
- GEforce GTX 1050 TI
- Asus B85 Pro Gamer
- Intel Core I7 4770 8x @3.4ghz
- 16GB RAM
Edit: More information, as requested. It's not that the launcher crashes upon executing, it simply won't be executed or opened at all, without any new windows being opened, any error messages, crash logs or new processes in the Task Manager. All I get as a feedback is a split second of the mouse loading animation. I have been told to look through the crash logs, but since I did a fresh install while removing all Minecraft related folders and files from my computer, there doesn't exist a .minecraft directory where the crash logs are being generated. I have also attempted to utilize the alternative launcher, as indicated by another user, as provided in Mojang's website. I run in exactly the same problem: Nothing is opened, I get no new processes, and there are no crash logs. I attempted to execute it with administrator privileges turned on, as well as through the command prompt directly, to no avail. I get the same feedback as trying to open the default launcher, a split second of the mouse loading animation.