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My computer crashes when I try to open my AVD.

I'm not sure why, but when I try to open the AVD my computer crashes. This has happened twice. Anyone have any ideas?

1 Answer

Hi. It's difficult to say what may be the reason but first just make sure your system fits the requirements. Copy/pasting from the official page:

  • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
  • 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)

The emulator loves RAM! So if your computer does not have much, make sure to close any other program that may be running in the background before launching your emulator. If that does not work, you can try using Genymotion emulator instead.

Hope that helps :)