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.

Android AVD Start Error - Missing 'arm' CPUS
Android AVD Start Error - Missing 'arm' CPUS

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.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Downloading and Installing Android SDK R24

 Running Android SDK Manager R24

 Installing Android Platform 4.0.3 and Libraries

 Verifying Android Platform Installation

 Creating Android Virtual Device (AVD)

 Viewing Android Virtual Device (AVD) Details

 Launching Android Emulator in AVD Manager

 Android Emulator Starting Screens

 Android Emulator Built-in Apps and Widgets

 Android Emulator Built-in Web Browser

 Android Emulator for 7 Inch Tablet

 Android Emulator for Google Watch

Missing Emulator Engine Program for 'arm' CPUS

 x86 Emulation Requires Hardware Acceleration

 HAXM - Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 Android 4.0.3 File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information

 android.app.Activity Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version