Resolving “The Emulator Process Has Terminated” Error in Android Studio

Resolving "The Emulator Process Has Terminated" Error in Android Studio

6 June 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

After updating to a new version of Android Studio, you might encounter an error where the emulator process terminates unexpectedly. This issue can be frustrating, especially if your emulator was working fine with previous versions. Below, we will explore several solutions to resolve this problem.

Common Causes and Solutions

Here are some common causes and their respective solutions to fix the emulator termination issue:

1. Lack of Disk Space

The most frequent cause of this issue is insufficient disk space. Follow these steps to check and free up space:

  • Ensure you have ample free space on your disk. The emulator requires significant space to create and run the virtual device.
  • To free up space, delete unnecessary files and empty the recycle bin.

2. Vulkan Library Issue

If you encounter a “vulkan-1.dll” error, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and search for vulkan-1-999-0-0-0.dll.
  • Rename this file to vulkan-1.dll. You may want to create a backup of the original file before renaming it.

3. Reinstalling the Emulator

Reinstalling the Android Emulator can often resolve the issue. Here’s how:

  • Go to Tools > SDK Manager.
  • In the SDK Manager, navigate to the SDK Tools tab.
  • Uncheck the Android Emulator and click Apply to uninstall it.
  • After uninstallation, reinstall the Android Emulator by checking it again and clicking Apply.
  • Restart Android Studio and create a new emulator device.

4. Checking Emulator Logs

Analyzing the emulator logs can help identify the root cause:

  • Open the log file from C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Google\AndroidStudio2020.3\log\idea.log.
  • Look for lines that indicate why the emulator terminated, such as issues with specific libraries or files.

5. Advanced Settings Adjustments

Sometimes, adjusting advanced settings in the emulator can fix the issue:

  • While setting up the device, click on Advanced Settings.
  • Change the RAM size to 512MB and set the Graphics configuration to Software GLES.

Additional Resources

For further assistance, you can explore our detailed documentation on various topics related to Android development:

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