So your friend introduce you to this awesome software called bluestacks; that can run android apps on PC. And you decide to give it a try, but unfortunately it didn’t work. You may have got an errors like BlueStacks 25000, BlueStacks 2GB Memory Error or even some you may get BlueStacks Video Card Error.
Before we start, you should know that bluestacks require a powerful system to work flawlessly. What do I mean with powerful system? Well you should have at least 3-4 GB, 2.4 GHz processor and a dedicated graphic card. Now, I am not claiming that you will be able to run bluestacks on your system. But I can confirm that after reading this article you will know why bluestacks is not working and what can you do about it.
This guide had worked for thousands of people in the past one year, and I am sure it will help you too. So let get started.
Following are common Bluestacks Error
1. Graphic Card Error
Bluesacks currently doesn’t recognize your graphic card. It is possible your graphic drivers may need to be updated, Please update them and try installing again. I have seen many users facing this problem. But before we find it’s solution it’s important to know the reason why it happen.
Since bluestack Run android app on PC, it required good quality of graphic card and Physical memory. There are two type of Graphic card
- Microsoft’s proprietary Direct3D >>used to run windows
- OpenGL >>used to Run android Programs
Now if you don’t update your windows regularly, Then openGL didn’t get updated as often as direct3D so you need to do that manually.
- Clean uninstall using a software like Revo Uninstaller and Reinstall latest version of bluestack.
- Keep your system on charging mode and set power option to high performance to make sure that your Graphic is running.
- Update your Graphic card by going to My computer >> right click and select manage >> device management >>Display adapter >> double click on version of your GPU >> Drivers >>Update Drivers.
I have written a detail article on this topic here How I Solved My Bluestacks Graphic Card Error (2 Ways)
2. Downloading Runtime Data Error
Bluestacks Stuck on downloading runtime data. I got this error while installation bluestacks in my friends computer.This error has nothing to do with your system hardware
Reason - Bluestack server Problem
Solution- Stop the current installation and download Revo uninstaller from here and uninstall bluestacks.
Now download the fresh copy of bluestacks from bluestacks.com
3. Failed to Connect to Server
No app found Please check your internet connection and try again
You May have got this error very often while installing apps from the stores.
Reason : Since it’s in beta stage bluestacks server is not working properly and it might connection issue.
Solution : You can reconnect your internet and try again after some time , this is only a temporary problem and get fix easily.
4. Can’t Access Hard Drives from BlueStacks
I have found this Problem on some newer version of bluestack there is no directly option to open the file from the Application.
You can either Drag and drop the file to bluestack you want to sent.
Find detail explanation here Bluestack: Insert Profile picture in Whatsapp
If the above method didn’t workout for you then you can install file manager like Astro file manager and browse you files through that. Read More here Blustack: How to Import Contact List to Whatsapp
5. At Least 2GB physical memory
Many users claim that they 100 Gb of free space in there hard disk but still getting this error, well first of all physical memory is equivalent used for RAM . So if you have old computer with less Ram it won’t work.
Upgrade or buy new ram for your system.
At initial stage bluestack only used to required 1 GB of Ram but now they have upgraded it with 2 GB ram in latest bluestack installer. So if you can’t update your RAM then look for the old setup of bluestack with 1 GB of ram requirement over the internet.
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I have a powerful system, so personally I never faced any problem while installing and running bluestacks. But one day bluestacks stop working and re-installation gave me graphic card error. I have written a separate guide on How I solved my bluestacks graphic card error with real time video screencast. Click here to read this article.
I have seen people claiming to solve bluestacks error by tweaking registry settings, using third-party software to alter bluestacks system requirement, some are even providing a compatible version of bluestacks hosted on unofficial websites. However If you are not an advance user don’t play around with your windows registry and software compatibility or you may permanently damage your system hardware.
Always download latest version of bluestacks from it’s official website.
If you have still not found what you are looking , then you may want try bluestacks alternative. See the post I recently wrote. 5 Ways To Run Android Apps On PC (Bluestacks Alternative)