In the previous article, we suggested using BlueStacks for playing mobile games on PC. If you’ve been encountering issues and error with the emulator, here’s a list of errors and how to fix BlueStacks errors.
Disclaimer: Some of the solutions requires tinkering and tweaking with PC files. If you’re not confident / not sure what you’re doing or cannot read and follow instruction properly – you might end up messing up your files. We’re not to be held responsible for any technical error your PC might encounter nor will we help you fix it. This is meant for users with advanced knowledge on how to use a PC.
Loading engine stuck at launch
During first launch or after updating to a newer version.
Reinstalling the software.
This is the easiest solution, just uninstall BlueStacks and reinstall it. Make sure you let the app delete all saved data when prompted. Sometimes a corrupted file may have caused this so the only way is to delete everything. If this doesn’t work then you might have to switch your engine. Just follow the steps below.
Switching to DirectX + change RAM capacity
- Launch BlueStacks
- Click on the cogwheel button on the top right corner, select Settings.
- From the pop up window, select Engine on the left panel.
- Select DirectX and a Restart Now button will appear on the lower right of the box.
- Set your CPU Cores to 2. Lower it to 1 if you have a weak PC.
- BlueStacks will recommend the amount of memory you should allocate base on your PC. Make sure you follow the recommendation or go lower if your PC can’t handle the processing load.
Now re-launch BlueStacks and see if this works. If it doesn’t, move on to the next method.
Enabling Virtualization Technology
This method is a little more complicated and requires you to tweak some settings in your BIOS. If you don’t know what BIOS is – you probably shouldn’t mess with this method.
You’ll need to first check if your system supports virtualization technology. To do this, download a processor identification utility tool depending on your processor.
- Download the Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility executable on the left panel here.
- Locate the file in your download directory and click on the executable to install it.
- Select the language of your choice and then your install directory.
- Once it’s done, click on Run in the new window.
- Accept the terms and conditions to proceed.
- Click on the CPU TECHNOLOGIES tab to reveal info about your processor.
- Make sure Intel Virtualization Technology has a tick next to it. If it doesn’t, then your processor/PC is too old and unfortunately, it’s time for an upgrade. Go ahead and skip this method.
- Download the Hyper-V compatibility tool here.
- Run the Utility after installation. If you receive this message “The system is compatible with Hyper-V” then you’re good to go. Otherwise, skip this step if it’s incompatible.
Now that we’ve gotten preparation out of the way, here’s how you can enable Virtualization Technology.
WARNING: THIS STEP REQUIRES MESSING WITH YOUR PC’S BIOS. DO NOT ATTEMPT IF YOU’RE NOT FAMILIAR.
I’ll do my best to guide you.
- Restart your PC.
- Once the monitor turns on go ahead and press the BIOS button. The BIOS button is shown on screen, if you didn’t manage to catch it, just restart again. The usual buttons are Esc, F8, F12 or F10.
- In this BIOS menu, this will usually look different depending on your manufacturer, use the arrow keys to navigate and follow the instructions on
- Look for Virtualization
Techonologyor Intel VirtualizationnTechnology or Intel VT for Direct I/O.
- Follow the instruction on screen to enable it.
- Save and your PC will reboot.
- Boot up BlueStacks and it should be a-okay and functioning.
We’ll keep this updated with more fixes! Feel free to request and drop your problems in the comment section and I’ll do my best to help fix them.