Why BlueStacks Won't Start

The number of BlueStacks apologists is growing exponentially every year. Fast work, decent functionality and unpretentiousness have earned this emulator the fame of the best application in its class. Unique technologies made it a universal tool for gamers and developers who appreciated the usability and advantages of the Russian-language platform. But there are no perfect innovations – like other programs, sometimes BlueStacks won't start.

Why BlueStacks Won't Start

Benefits of using BlueStacks App Player

The emulator makes it possible to use almost unlimited number of applications familiar to users Android on a computer. And on the big screen and with the support of more powerful hardware. After installation, registration and appropriate configuration, the program can be used like a regular gadget, but with much greater capabilities:

  • multitasking;
  • support for Android Debug Bridge, AMD AppZone stores, Amazon e Appstore and 3D games;
  • root access.

Gamers use the emulator for 'heavy' games with a cache, and for developers testing software, it is almost uncontested. In general, the scope of the program is very extensive.

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Reasons for slow loading

The emulator stands out against the background of analogs with stable operation. True, the question of what to do if BlueStacks does not start spoils the impression somewhat. There can be many reasons, let's call it 'popular':

  • Incorrect installation.
  • Non-compliance with system requirements.
  • Conflict with antivirus software.
  • Technical problems – crashes and poor internet connection.

Although the main reason why BlueStacks hangs is still due to the incompatibility of platforms with different operating systems, this problem is not solved at the user level. We will consider the error correction options available for the average user.

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Incorrect installation

Incorrect emulator installation may cause startup problems. The point is that the installer always puts the program on C / Program Files. But, if the computer has a 32-bit version of the system, it is better to mount the emulator in a folder with the x86 ending. In addition, before the first launch, you need to register (fully recommended) and a one-time setup with a Google account, create an account for the emulator itself and enable synchronization. If the initial parameters are set incorrectly, initialization will fail in BlueStacks.

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Non-compliance with system requirements

Today you can use the third version of BlueStacks, for which the system requirements are higher than for earlier releases. The developer's official website contains two lists – the minimum and recommended requirements. To install the emulator, the PC must have:

  1. Processor with hardware virtualization support.
  2. A video card with Open GL technology version 2.0 and higher.
  3. OS Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista SP2 or XP SP3 (only 32-bit supported).
  4. RAM 2GB.
  5. 4GB hard disk space.
  6. Updated graphics card drivers for emulator compatibility.
  7. Broadband internet connection.

The emulator is compatible with any PC configuration that meets the minimum requirements, and following the recommended ones will allow you to get the most out of the application. In this case, the user must have administrator rights on the computer. Only in this case there will be no question why BlueStacks does not work.

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Incompatibility with antivirus

Note that the emulator and anti-virus programs do not interact with each other, so a conflict can be caused if:

  • The program is installed from a third-party resource. It may have been poorly modified and contains components that the firewall considers 'foreign'.
  • Antivirus blocks a file downloaded by the program from an unverified source. If the antivirus is 'suspicious', it does not let the infected file into the system, and BlueStacks crashes on startup.

To avoid this, it is recommended to use only trusted sites and programs and add applications to the antivirus exclusion list. It is also better to install the latest version of the emulator.

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Application software problems

The emulator may not work after restart. Usually, unfinished processes that need to be closed manually in the 'Task Manager' interfere. Slow loading can be caused by a large number of applications on the mobile device. The program tries to sync every time it starts, resulting in a hang. There are two options for how to fix BlueStacks always loading – turn off sync or uninstall unnecessary programs.

You can also try to solve the problem in the system registry. To do this, check if BlueStacks Android or Log rotator are running. If there is 0 next to these services, you need to correct it to 1.

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What to do

Of course, you can solve the problem immediately by contacting the platform support team. But this is in the event that the user has done everything in his power. If you do everything right from the beginning, problems are unlikely to arise. And you need to start by choosing a version and installing it on a PC.

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Download from the official site

The program needs to be installed only official. If BlueStacks does not open, it conflicts with the system or does not work at all. The latest version is always available on the developer's site, free of bugs and more functional.

Program from the official site

By clicking on the download button, even a teapot can easily install the program on a computer. The executable file is downloaded first. In the process, the antivirus will try to prevent this by offering to continue or stop the download.

Antivirus will try to interfere with the download

After a while, the 248 MB file will be downloaded, and you can proceed with the installation immediately or at any time convenient for the user.

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Correct installation

If a decision is made, you need to click on the installation file. A standard window will appear with the 'Run' button, by clicking on which, you can start the installation.

After the initial initialization of the files, a window will open asking you to install BlueStacks 3 now. After all the approvals, you need to choose a place for installation. It is important to remember what was said above. Then you need to check the boxes 'Access to the store', 'Application communications' and wait for the installation to complete.

The procedure is standard for the user Windows and will not cause any difficulties.

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Checking PC components and drivers

You can recall your computer settings by visiting the System tab under Computer Properties.

Program from the official site

If suddenly the system requirements exceed the capabilities of the machine, you can choose an older version or an emulator with less requests.

You can find out if the video card supports OpenGL 2.0 on the manufacturer's official website. The documentation included in the delivery kit, and even an accidentally left box, will also help.

Virtualization technology allows the emulator to run faster and smoother. You will have to enable hardware virtualization if it was disabled. Instructions for each version Windows are available on the BlueStacks website. On the 'seven' it is included in B IOS.

On the BlueStacks 7, it is included in B IOS.

To check the availability and status of the drivers, go to Device Manager and look for Video adapters.

Look for 'Video adapters' in Device Manager

Click on the name and select the driver in the new window. If there is nothing but a question mark there, the system did not find the drivers, they will have to be downloaded from the official website of the card manufacturer.

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APK check with antivirus

Everyone knows that it is necessary to check every file downloaded to a PC for viruses. A useful habit should be preserved when using the emulator. A PC must have a constantly updated good antivirus program. Each ARC should be checked before unpacking, otherwise the OS can be ruined.

But it is important to keep in mind that some antivirus functions can affect BlueStacks, and turning them off can significantly speed up the emulator. Instructions in this regard are also given on the official website of the application. In general, all recommendations boil down to disabling automatic protection, screens or real-time scanning.

Let's take a look at what you can do using Avast as an example. So, you need:

  1. Enter the antivirus settings.
  2. Select the 'Troubleshooting' item.
    Select the 'Troubleshooting' item
  3. Enable hardware virtualization support.
  4. Confirm the actions with the 'OK' button and restart the computer.

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Uninstall and reinstall

Any application is buggy from time to time. If the user doesn't log into BlueStacks in any way, they have to restart the program, and sometimes reinstall it. This procedure allows you to get rid of accumulated errors without going into details. But this also needs to be done correctly. It is important that nothing remains of the old emulator on the computer, otherwise incorrect operation cannot be avoided.

The program can be uninstalled, as usual in Windows, through the control panel, and then clean up the C: Program FilesBlueStacks folder manually. But it is better to use special uninstallers. For example, CCleaner copes well with the task. In this case, the procedure will be as follows:

  1. Open the 'Tools', 'Unistall' section.
  2. Select BlueStacks and click 'Unistall'.
    Select BlueStacks and click 'Unistall'
  3. After completing the uninstallation process and rebooting the PC, you can install the emulator again.

If the 'heavier' version did not work well, you can try another. Often on the same machine, different versions show drastically different results.

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Resizing the window

Sometimes the computer's power is not enough for the full-fledged operation of the emulator in full screen mode. The problem is solved simply – you need to reduce the size of the working window. This is especially important at startup when the resource consumption is maximum. In this case, the following sequence of actions is performed:

  1. Click Start and type regedit into the search bar.
  2. In the registry editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / BlueStacks / Guests / Android / FrameBuffer / 0 / Height and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / BlueStacks / Guests / Android / FrameBuffer / 0 / Wigth and change the window size settings to your liking. It is important to keep in mind that for some games to work correctly, the internal (Guest) and external (Window) dimensions must match.
    For some games to work correctly, the internal (Guest) and external (Window) dimensions must match
  3. Double click on the parameter.
  4. Put a check mark on 'Decimal', enter the required value and press 'OK'.

After performing an operation with each parameter, you must restart the program and exit through the system tray.

There is an easier option – using a .reg file, designed to quickly manage registry keys. To do this, you need to download and open the file with the required permission, and then confirm the actions with making changes to the registry. After a complete reboot of the emulator, the window will shrink.

The third method is through the BlueStacks Tweaker, which is also available on the web.

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Internet connection

The quality of the Internet affects the work of the emulator – at a low speed it starts to slow down and starts poorly. Most of the files required for emulation Android are downloaded from the BlueStacks server, and this is impossible without an active connection.

To be sure, check how other devices work with the connection. You can immediately see the connection of the wires and restart the router. If Wi-Fi was used, it is recommended to switch to Ethernet.

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Fixing common mistakes

Errors are possible both when installing / running the emulator itself and applications. There is nothing terrible in this – it is difficult to 'make friends' two such different operating systems. Now what to do if you get an error when launching BlueStacks.

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Error 1609

The verbatim description of the error is translated as follows: 'An error occurred while applying the security settings. Users are not valid users or group. This can be a problem when the package connects to a domain controller on the network. Check your network connection and click Retry or Cancel to complete the installation.

If this error pops up during the installation of the emulator, it means that the emulator cannot get the installation rights. The reason is the wrong username or bad internet connection. The error is eliminated by running as administrator and checking the Internet.

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Error 1406

This is a system error that requires enabling and using an administrator account. If it occurs during installation, to fix it you need:

  1. Open 'My Computer', go to the management section, find 'Local Users' and select 'Administrator'.
    'My Computer' - 'Local Users' - 'Administrator'
  2. Uncheck the box next to 'Disable account' and confirm the action with the 'OK' button.
  3. Log in with an administrator account and start installing the emulator.

When an error appears during use, you can proceed differently:

  1. Enter the system registry as described above.
  2. Select 'Computer', then right click on HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware.
    'Computer'-PKM HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware
  3. In the drop-down menu select 'Permissions' and then 'Add'.
    Choose 'Permissions' and then 'Add'
  4. Allow full access (check the box in the special box).
  5. In the column 'Name of group or user' specify 'Everyone' and press 'OK'.
  6. Follow the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftware Microsoft Windows CurrentVersionSetup and remove InstanceComponentSet #.

Installation in a so-called clean boot environment also works effectively. For this you need:

  1. In the search bar of the Start menu, enter msconfig.exe and enter System Configuration.
  2. In the 'General' tab, select 'Selective startup' and uncheck the box next to 'Load startup items'.
    In the 'General' tab, select 'Selective startup' and uncheck the box next to 'Load startup items'
  3. Find 'Services' and check the box 'Do not display services Microsoft', then click on 'Disable all'. This will allow the system services to continue with the installation, but all restore points will be removed.
    Find 'Services' and check the box 'Do not display services Microsoft', then click on 'Disable all'
  4. Click 'OK' and restart your computer.

You can now install BlueStacks again.

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Error 1064

In BlueStacks, error 1064 is thrown when the application hangs during the initialization phase and does not want to start. The problem is eliminated by the following algorithm of actions:

  1. Reboot.
  2. Reinstalling the emulator.
  3. Inclusion in the system registry.

On Windows XP, in addition, the issue is resolved as follows:

  1. A new user with administrator rights is added (you can enter the 'Accounts' through the 'Control Panel').
  2. The PC restarts.
  3. You are signed in with a new account.
  4. BlueStacks is installed.
  5. After restarting the emulator, you are logged in under your account.

But why does BlueStacks take a long time to load? This happens due to the fact that the services Android Service and Log Rotator Service cannot restart. Sometimes it is possible to enable services using the HD-Quit.exe file. In this case, the subsequent launch of the emulator is performed through a shortcut on the desktop or the “Start” menu.

It should be noted that different versions Windows show different errors, and they are not always eliminated in the same way. There are no universal methods. For example, on the top ten, the blue 'screen of death' lights up more often. If a system service exception appears at startup, BlueStacks will not be able to work with Hyper-V enabled – it must be disabled in 'Components Windows'. After restarting the computer, the emulator will start.

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