I have this problem with my graphics card.
When I run Windows 7 it installs automatically the WDDM driver for my card, everything runs perfectly fine I can play COD4, Far cry 2, Mirror's edge and basically anything no problem. But when I try to play minecraft it says:
"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."
The first thing I do is I download the latest drivers (ver. 285.62) from the NVIDIA website for my card. I install them, restart the computer and I can play minecraft perfectly fine. But the problem is that with the latest drivers my computer randomly freezes (for example when I look at YouTube videos or listen to music in foobar 2000 or anything I do It randomly crashes and the cursor won't even move i have to force reset the PC). This didn't happen with the WDDM drivers that windows 7 installed automatically for me.
I also tried downloading the drivers from the GIGABYTE website for my card (ver. 186.18) and i have the same problem, random freeze.
Now I rolled back to the WDDM drivers in safe mode and it doesn't freeze no more but still, I wanna play minecraft, you all know how addicting that game is!
BY The Way: I tried running the latest drivers in Windows XP Pro SP3 and I have absolutely no problem it doesn't crash or freeze at all.
Is there anything I can do to run minecraft in Windows 7?
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Intel Celeron 356
Cedar Mill 65nm Technology
2,00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 265MHz (4-4-4-12)
ECS P4M890T-M (CPU 1) 30 °C
NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1) (Gigabyte)
78GB Western Digital WDC WD800BEVE-00UYT0 ATA Device (PATA) 28 °C
156GB Western Digital WDC WD1600JB-00REA0 ATA Device (PATA) 37 °C
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N ATA Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA ® Audio Controller