Android Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v3.05, by Herong Yang
Missing Emulator Engine Program for 'arm' CPUS
This section provides a tutorial example showing the error of 'Missing emulator engine program for arm CPUS' when starting an Android emulator. This is caused missing emulator-arm.exe file in tools folder caused by anti-virus auto delete virus infected files.
A few days after I created my Android emulators, I started to get an error when starting any emulator in "AVD manager". The error says: "PANIC: Missing emulator engine program for 'arm' CPUS.", see the screenshot below.
Based on reports on the Internet, this error is caused by missing the emulator-arm.exe file in the "tools" folder. One possible root cause is the anti-virus program, which identifies the file as virus infected and deletes it automatically.
I am not sure what to the emulator-arm.exe file in my case. But I can run "SDK Manager", uninstall "Android SDK Tools 24.3.3" and install it again.
After reinstalling "Android SDK Tools 24.3.3", I see the file emulator-arm.exe is back in the tools folder. I have can start my Android emulator in AVD with no problem.
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