Please Help, im trying to run the emulator on my WINDOWS VISTA I really dont know why it doest woork!, It just stays at this huge black screen which I know isnt normal, it should be smaller.. I have the ANDROID SDK 3.1 and have ECLIPSE HELIOS and I think its frozen at console output?:

[2011-06-29 12:15:35 - Testing] Waiting for HOME ('android.process.acore') to be launched...

I dont know can anyone help me please, Maybe its my computers preformance.. I have 25.5 Gg of disk Space and 2 GB of RAM, Reinstalling isnt really an option Here are some photos to demonstrate what my problem is, Please if someone can help me It would be like taking an house of my shoulders... PLEASE!:

AVD configuration:

Heres the black screen that comes up anythime I press the RUN button:

Eclipse Console:


Here is what comes out on the Console:
[2011-06-29 12:13:23 - Testing] ------------------------------
[2011-06-29 12:13:23 - Testing] Android Launch!
[2011-06-29 12:13:23 - Testing] adb is running normally.
[2011-06-29 12:13:23 - Testing] Performing com.test.me.TestingActivity activity launch
[2011-06-29 12:13:23 - Testing] Automatic Target Mode: Preferred AVD 'AndroidD' is not available. Launching new emulator.
[2011-06-29 12:13:23 - Testing] Launching a new emulator with Virtual Device 'AndroidD'
[2011-06-29 12:13:31 - Testing] New emulator found: emulator-5554
[2011-06-29 12:13:31 - Testing] Waiting for HOME ('android.process.acore') to be launched...
[2011-06-29 12:14:23 - Testing] emulator-5554 disconnected! Cancelling'com.test.me.TestingActivity activity launch'!


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Last Post by hithirdwavedust

2GB of RAM to run Vista plus the Android emulator is not enough, unless you have a big swap file, and then it will run like molasses. You need at least 4GB for this code combination, IMO.


Okay, we might need more details to solve this problem. Do me a big favor, and repost all of your photos with screenshots, I'm having trouble seeing important details which might help!

Before I dive in, your system should be able to run this emulator, (assuming you have your other applications at a minimum) but it's a really, realllly slow process, even if you get it working correctly.
By slow I mean: start the emulator, then go take a shower, or do your taxes, or fix dinner. Honestly. If you want to develop for a WXGA device, go get a WXGA device and plug it in. Remember, Eclipse is a Java virtual machine running inside of windows. The emulator is a virtual machine running 'inside' of Eclipse. Every Android activity is a Dalvic Virtual Machine (DVM) inside of the emulator. Does this sound like a recipe for never accomplishing anything yet? Its passable for a smaller device, but only barely.

My initial reaction, without knowing nearly enough about your system or your settings, I'm guessing that you are trying to run the emulator scaled to a very large size, plus an emulated keyboard, which is probably the size of the emulator screen. Windows is not happy about this, because your graphics chip is configured to send signals and receive input within the parameters of the detected display. Under other circumstances, a window that belongs to the Windows scheme will submit to certain guidelines provided by the operating system. You are running a virtual machine, which behaves as an internalized operating system. When it tells Windows that it is displaying itself with tons of clickable objects at twice the size of the screen, I'm guessing that a plethora of graphical issues arise, at which point Windows pulls the plug to save itself and your hardware.

If you can get the emulator to run HVGA or QVGA or one of the other smaller settings, then try the option to scale the WXGA emulator to a smaller size of your choice. These settings are found in a dialog box that appears after you press start in the AVD manager. I would recommend half or less than the size of your monitor if you must have the keyboard lid option, so that the entire display and the emulator keyboard fit on your display. If none of your emulators work, then you likely have some environment variable problems, which might be an easy fix. It could also require a reinstall. If you have to reinstall, the entire Eclipse package must be placed in a different directory because of the way that Windows and Java work with one another.

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