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I'm new in Android programming and about to begin my classes on it. Before that, I had to install Android Studio on my PC. I downloaded Android Studio 4.1.3 for Windows 64-bit from developer.android.com. After successful installation and initial setup I launched it by selecting an Empty Activity Project Template. Once the IDE got ready with the default Hello World programme with its default code in MainActivity.java, I tried to run it with the default virtual device- Pixel_3a_API_30_x86. Now this is where the problem arises. Once the virtual device pops up, it's screen remains black and never fires up. I tried creating another virtual device in AVD manager and launch it from there, but of no avail, the problem still persists. As an alternative, I deleted all virtual devices from AVD manager, closed the project, re-opened it and created a virtual device anew. But again the same problem, the screen of the virtual device doesn't fire up and even the timeout for the app to connect the virtual device expires after sometime. I deleted the application and created a new one from the scratch and followed all the steps mentioned above, but with no effect. Assuming something wrong in the current release, I downloaded a previous release of Android Studio, i.e., Android Studio 4.1.1 for Windows 64-bit. But the problem still prevails in this one too. I spoke to a couple of Android programmers working on PCs running on Intel as well as AMD processors, but they never came across such a problem; everything is running fine on their PCs. I'm not even getting any error so that I can look into it. The only error being generated while creating a new virtual device in AVD manager for the first time, which says: "The ADB binary found at C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk\platform-tools\adb.exe is obsolete and has serious performance problems with the Android Emulator. Please update to a newer version to get significantly faster app/file transfer." But as far I can see, I already have the updated version of the platform tools.

I tried all the options mentioned here and here, but none of them solved my problem. So I want to know why is Emulator not running on my PC and how can I make it work? Is it hardware problem? Do I need to update my processor, motherboard and RAM? Or is there some other issue I'm missing? I tried everything in my hand, but to no use. I'm absolutely new in Android and am not familiar with the settings and commands of the Android IDE. My classes are getting unreasonably delayed for this, because if the Emulator doesn't work, how will I run and test the codes and see how it actually works in a device. A whole month got wasted on this and I can't even write my first Hello World programme. Therefore I seek assistance from fellow Android programmers and experts to get me out of this deadlock anyhow. Please help.

Summary of my PC is given below:
  • OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64 bit OS)
  • OS Version: 10.0.19042 Build 19042.906
  • OS Experience: Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 545 Processor, 3.00 GHz, 2 Cores (x64-based processor)
  • Motherboard: ASUS M4A78LT-M-LE
  • Motherboard Version: Rev X.0x
  • RAM: 6.00 GB (5.75 GB usable)
  • Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions: Yes
  • Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions: Yes
  • Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware: Yes
  • Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection: Yes


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