AM Emulator: Library vulkan-1.dll: failed for handleCPUAcceleration


The Emulator shows following error when you run it in Android Studio on Windows 10:

14:45 AM Emulator: handleCpuAcceleration: feature check for hvf 
14:45 AM Emulator: cannot add library vulkan-1.dll: failed 
14:45 AM Emulator: cannot add library vulkan-1.dll: failed 
14:45 AM Emulator: Process finished with exit code -1073741819 (0xC0000005)

New installation doesn’t work. What to do? I show you below, don’t panic. πŸ™‚



Ensure that you have installed the newest Driver Package:

Direct Download Vulkan Driver Package for Windows

Direct Download MoltenVK (Vulkan Driver) for MacOS.


If you’re using Android 6 and above but less than Android 10 in Emulator then Re-Create the Emulator and Select Software – GLES 2.0 in the Emulated Performance while creating the AVD (or edit existing AVD).

Change to GLES 2.0


In Android 10 and higher, you are not able to change the Emulated Performance (Graphics) as you can see below:

Can't change Graphics

Therefore you need to edit the config.ini file of your AVD. Type the following path into your Windows Explorer:


Note that <pc_name> needs to replaced with your computer name and for <AVD-device> you need to place the name of your created device. In my case Nexus_5X_API_24.avd

Now edit the mentioned file and change to attributes as shown below:


Now safe your changes. Remember to edit the file only if Android studio is closed to make changes apply at starting the software.

Thank you for reading! I keep this post updated as always. Cheers! πŸ™‚

Answered By – DEX7RA

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