How to fix Minecraft error code 1: Resolve the 'Game Ended with Bad State - Exit Code 1' issue

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If you've been hit by Minecraft Error Code 1, seeing the message 'Game Ended With Bad State - Exit Code 1', we've got the answers you seek right here if you want to fix it.

Even if you're playing on a great gaming PC or running the 8K version of Minecraft, there's still a chance that something will go wrong and you'll see this error interrupting your gameplay. After all, other Minecraft errors such as the corrupted world in Minecraft or error code Ghast still appear.

To find out how to fix error code 1, keep reading...

How to fix the Minecraft Exit Code 1 error

We'll start with a couple of basic fixes:

  • Make sure your game, system software and graphics drivers are fully updated.
  • If you have any mods installed, disable them. Mods, while fun, can often be the reason that things start to go wrong in your game.
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As a Wonder How To forum user called Pixel_Error has discovered, there is a tactic that could fix Minecraft Exit Code 1 for PC players. We'll round it up for you now...

Step 1: First you need to open the Minecraft Launcher and click 'Launch Options'

Step 2: In your settings, make sure the 'Java executable' box is checked/ticked/set to green.

Step 4: In the text box next to 'Java executable', you need to remove the w oat java, and make sure that the code in the box reads like so: C:\Program Files (x86)\Minecraft\runtime\jre-x64\1.8.0_25\bin\java.exe

Step 5: Save your changes. And now you should be able to play the game just fine!

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Step 6: If that didn't work, you made need to delete and re-install Java and/or Minecraft itself. This is what we call the nuclear approach!

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What is the Minecraft Exit Code 1 error?

Although the exact triggers for this Minecraft Error Code 1 message are hard to nail down, we do know that it tends to occur for PC players, especially if their worlds are corrupted and/or you have a number of mods installed.

You might see a message such as 'Minecraft closed with exit code: 1', rendering you unable to play Minecraft.

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There are three potential reasons for error code 1: your PC may be at fault, your setting may need to be changed, or there may be a problem with Java. It's pretty hard to determine exactly what the underlying cause is, however.

Thankfully, with the solutions posted above, there are some things you can try to resolve the issue after receiving this error.