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Unable to launch Android Emulator, crashes

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by M4tuX, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. M4tuX

    M4tuX New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 16, 2010
    Hey everyone,

    Hope anyone can sheer some light into what's happening...

    The Android Emulator simply crashes. I've downloaded the latest version for Windows: "android-sdk_r04-windows.zip", installed various times, in different folders, folders with spaces, without spaces, removed the ".android" folder from Documents and Settings, tried to execute it through Eclipse, via command line, done emulator -wipe-data, stopped unessential, killed all unessential processes, done full virus scans, tested various combinations of SDKs, 2.1, 2.0.1, 1.6, 1.5, 1.1, updated Windows, tried to find some useful data with ddms.bat, or the -verbose parameter in emulator.exe.

    I have Windows XP SP3 up-to-date.

    The Emulator just won't run.

    Has anyone found the same issue? Or is it my computer with which I've been programming for the past 4 years has been suddenly cursed?

    The only thing I haven't done is reinstall Windows, which is out of the question, there is no way I have to resort to such extreme thing in order to make the Android emulator run.

    Please, if anyone can help me with this I would be hugely grateful.




    I've been trying to follow the replies in a thread in this very forum:


    He seems to have exactly the same problem, but nothing there works for me...



    I found the -show-kernel which seems to show all the Linux kernel init log.

    The funny thing is that if I execute the emulator with "-no-window" it actually starts and I can see all the Emulator initialization (with show-kernel)... but, obviously, I can't see anything.

    If I do a normal emulator run, it will crash even BEFORE showing any kernel activity... There is something very wrong here...


  2. markb

    markb Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Software Developer (Java, C, Web, Unix)
    Birmingham, UK
    This might be a long shot, but I'll mention it anyway.
    I just upgraded to the latest SDK, and had a few issues.

    (1st issue was that I ran out of disc space while downloading all the different platforms. I got no error messages, but some platforms didn't show up when I tried to set up a new AVD.)

    I'm not suggesting that's your problem though. As you'd know about it.

    I had problems running the emulator.

    I got the following error
    Code (Text):
    2. [2010-01-16 23:23:13 - Emulator]qemu: fatal: exponent 255 too big
    3. [2010-01-16 23:23:13 - Emulator]
    4. [2010-01-16 23:23:13 - Emulator]R00=00000002 R01=00000002 R02=fe005000 R03=fe005000
    5. [2010-01-16 23:23:13 - Emulator]R04=c5acc1c0 R05=c58a5e94 R06=c5acc1c0 R07=00000003
    6. [2010-01-16 23:23:13 - Emulator]R08=e1180000 R09=c5937400 R10=c58a5e5c R11=c58a5df4
    7. [2010-01-16 23:23:13 - Emulator]R12=00002209 R13=c58a5de0 R14=00000007 R15=c0181654
    8. [2010-01-16 23:23:13 - Emulator]PSR=60000013 -ZC- A svc32
    9. [2010-01-16 23:23:13 - tempest]emulator-5554 disconnected! Cancelling 'com.brintsoft.tempest.TempestActivity activity launch'!
    After a bit of googling, I found that my problem was caused by the configuration of the SD card. I specified 8MB when I set up the AVD. But after specifying a bigger size it worked.

    Emulator crashes when sdcard is loaded - Android Beginners | Google Groups

    If you haven't tried that fix yet, then it's probably worth a go.

  3. M4tuX

    M4tuX New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 16, 2010
    Hey mark,

    Thanks a lot for your suggestion!

    I already tried sizes of 10, 20 and 50 various times on almost every SDK version, nowadays, I only create AVDs with a size of 50mb and I have the exact same issue.


  4. aksgag

    aksgag New Member

    Nov 3, 2010

    I am facing an issue where my android emulator never starts up. I have tried using every possible option. I am using Windows XP with sp3 update. I have fresh installation of android SDk version 7. Emulator fails to launch from everywhere (tried using eclipse with ADT plugin, SKManager.exe and command line utility) . The only error it displays is
    "This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
    Please contact the application's support team for more information."
    Can anyone please suggest me what to do. I have also tried restarting machine several times. Is there any place where emulator crash is logged?

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