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Android Emulator Will Not Start/Hardware Accel Config Issue?

Hi Guys,

Just upgraded to Windows 10 Professional so I could take advantage of hardware acceleration, but I get the error message below from the build. I put my system info below that, and the VS version stuff below that. Thanks for the help! Brett


Starting emulator pixel_2_pie_9_0_-api_28 ...
C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\emulator\emulator.EXE -no-boot-anim -no-snapshot-load -avd pixel_2_pie_9_0
-api_28 -prop monodroid.avdname=pixel_2_pie_9_0-_api_28
1>------ Build started: Project: TripLog, Configuration: Debug Any CPU ------
RegGetValueW failed 2 The system cannot find the file specified. Warning: Quick Boot / Snapshots not supported on this machine. A CPU with EPT + UG features is currently needed. We will address this in a future release.

emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration!
Please ensure Windows Hypervisor Platform (WHPX) is properly installed and usable.
CPU acceleration status: HAXM is not installed on this machine
Emulator pixel_2_pie_9_0_-_api_28 cannot be started.
Runtime checks completed
Build has been canceled.



Host Name: MOHICAN
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version: 10.0.18363 N/A Build 18363
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Brett
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
[01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5 GenuineIntel ~2801 Mhz
BIOS Version: American Megatrends Inc. 1602 , 12/16/2010
Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWS
System Directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume3
System Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)
Time Zone: (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Total Physical Memory: 8,190 MB
Available Physical Memory: 2,849 MB
Virtual Memory: Max Size: 16,382 MB
Virtual Memory: Available: 9,188 MB
Virtual Memory: In Use: 7,194 MB
Page File Location(s): C:\pagefile.sys
Logon Server: \MOHICAN
Hotfix(s): 10 Hotfix(s) Installed.
[01]: KB4537572
[02]: KB4513661
[03]: KB4516115
[04]: KB4517245
[05]: KB4524244
[06]: KB4528759
[07]: KB4537759
[08]: KB4538674
[09]: KB4541338
[10]: KB4541335
Network Card(s): 4 NIC(s) Installed.
[01]: SonicWALL NetExtender Adapter
Connection Name: Local Area Connection 2
DHCP Enabled: No
IP address(es)
[02]: Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller
Connection Name: Local Area Connection
Status: Media disconnected
[03]: 802.11ac Wireless LAN Card
Connection Name: Wireless Network Connection
DHCP Enabled: Yes
DHCP Server:
IP address(es)
[02]: fe80::b9a4:8b0e:995d:95d9
[03]: 2600:1700:d610:d750:1dc3:b692:2434:a49e
[04]: 2600:1700:d610:d750:b9a4:8b0e:995d:95d9
[05]: 2600:1700:d610:d750::49a
[04]: Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter
Connection Name: vEthernet (Default Switch)
DHCP Enabled: No
IP address(es)
[02]: fe80::b1ed:3416:50c8:2c96
Hyper-V Requirements: A hypervisor has been detected. Features required for Hyper-V will not be displayed.

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Best Answer


  • bapgobearsbapgobears Member ✭✭

    It works on my computer at work and I notice when I do a systeminfo on that machine the Hyper-V requirements come back -
    Hyper-V Requirements: VM Monitor Mode Extensions: Yes
    Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: Yes
    Second Level Address Translation: Yes
    Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes

    Not sure why my machine at home is returning
    Hyper-V Requirements: A hypervisor has been detected. Features required for Hyper-V will not be displayed.

    and I'm not sure if this even matters?

  • bapgobearsbapgobears Member ✭✭

    Thank you so much emadyounan!!

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