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"No emulator installed" error in Android Studio even though Intel HAXM is up and running

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


Complete newbie, fresh Android Studio install, trying to run an emulator ends up coughing a “No emulator installed” error. Clicking the Install Emulator link does nothing. Trouble is, I’ve gone through tens of how-to articles and StackOverflow questions and did everything mentioned in those, to no avail.

What I have:

  • Windows 10, Android Studio 2.3.3
  • CPU: i7, supports HAXM
  • BIOS: “Virtualization” under Advanced tab is Enabled. It doesn’t mention Intel or “Vt-x” or anything like that, just “Virtualization”, but I guess that’s it
  • Windows’ Hyper-V is disabled
  • I enabled anything that mentions Google API, Emulator, or Intel in the SDK Manager. Here is how it looks on the SDK Platforms, SDK Tools and SDK Update Sites tabs: SDK Platforms SDK Tools SDK Update Sites
  • I installed Intel HAXM manually, via its downloaded installer.
  • In the Terminal, if it type ...\sdk\tools>emulator-check accel, it says:

accel: 0 HAXM version 6.2.1 (4) is installed and usable. accel

  • If I type sc query intelhaxm, I get:

SERVICE_NAME: intelhaxm
WIN32_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)

How to&Answers:

First time I have met that problem I resolved it by uninstalling and removing all traces of Android Studio and installing it again. Next time when the same problem occurred on another machine I have found easier way to solve the problem:

  1. Go to Android SDK location and remove “emulator” and “system-images”
    directories. The default path to SDK is “C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk”

  2. In the Android Studio launch SDK manager, go to
    “Appearance & Behavior > System Settings > Android SDK” menu, select “SDK
    Tools” tab and check “Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (HAXM
    installer)” and “Android Emulator” checkboxes and click apply. Some
    download and setup actions should occur at that point

  3. Go to AVD manager, delete all AVDs and create new AVD you need.

The Emulator started successfully after that.


Hi simply go to your SDK then SDK tools and click to Uncheck Android emulator to uninstall it , then download and reinstall through SDK tools Android emulator. This work for me

I hope it will helpful to you.


I had this issue on Linux with i7 processor and 32GB or RAM. This was a reinstall of the Linux OS and it had worked fine before. What I discovered was that the emulator doesn’t like my video card, and setting the Hardware Acceleration to Auto caused it to select hardware and crash! Manually setting Hardware Acceleration to Software solved my issues.


Go to “Control Panel\System and Security\System” and open your Device Manager. Once Device Manager opens, go to Display Adapters and select the name of your graphics driver. Select the “Driver” tab, then click “Update Driver”. This completely fixed the issue for me.


Here is the path to follow :

  1. goto this location “C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk”
  2. delete emulator folder.
  3. then go setting in android studio
  4. chick android sdk
  5. sdk tools
  6. select sdk emulator and apply

emulotor will be installed.