When I run the emulator on Windows the following error appears:

1:58 PM Emulator: C:\Users\KotlinPc\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk\emulator\qemu\windows-x86\qemu-system-i386.exe: Could not load library WinHvPlatform.dll.

How can I solve this error?

  • Given that I tried all possible answers in stackoverflow but not working for me. Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 13:07
  • Not sure what the results of this were, but have have run a Windows update of late? What output are you getting when you run this: ANDROID_SDK\emulator\emulator.exe -avd AVDNAME -verbose ? Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 14:00
  • Does the file WinHvPlatform.dll exist on your system. It should be present two times in the Windows folder (C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64...
    – Robert
    Commented Jan 8, 2019 at 18:44

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I think you are using a copy of WinHvPlatform.dll or it is not compatible with the later or earlier versions you are using (binary decoding error may resemble this symptom). Try going to the original git code and download this DLL file. Hope it helps. Arie

  • where can i download it? Commented Feb 28, 2019 at 6:21

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