5 Most Common Bluestacks Error Solved (With Videos)

So your friend introduced you to this new software called bluestacks; that run android apps on the computer. And you decided to give it a try, but unfortunately, it didn’t work. You may have got errors like BlueStacks 25000, BlueStacks 2GB Memory Error or a Video Card Error.


Before we start, you should know that bluestacks need a powerful system for to work flawlessly. Now, what I mean by a powerful system is,  you should have at least 3-4 GB, 2.4 GHz processor and a dedicated graphic card.

Now, I am not saying, 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, 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. 

This is the most common problem. But before we find its solution let’s first see why it happen.


Now, since bluestacks run Android app on the computer, it requires a decent graphic card and physical memory.

There are two types of graphic card.

  1. Microsoft’s proprietary Direct3D that runs windows
  2. OpenGL for android programs

Now if you do not update your Windows regularly, the OpenGL will not be updated as often as direct3D. And that’s why you need to do that manually.

Solution (recommended)

Clean uninstall bluestacks, with Revo uninstaller. And the reinstall latest version.

While doing that, keep your system on charging 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 the version of your GPU > drivers > update drivers.

I have written a detailed article on this topic here How I Solved My Bluestacks Graphic Card Error (2 Ways)

Related: If you only want to use bluestacks, only to upload pictures to Instagram then try gramblr or InstaPic.

2. Downloading Runtime Data Error

Downloading Runtime Data Error
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.

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

This problem appears in some newer version of bluestack, where there is no direct option to open the file from the application.


You can either Drag and drop the file to bluestack you want to send.

Find detail explanation here Bluestack: Insert Profile picture in Whatsapp

If the above method didn’t work out for you then you can install a 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 an 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.

Author’s note

Comments for this post are closed. Since there are already 200+ comments, I find it hard to reply to each of them. Now, if are facing a problem, that was not included in this guide than contact me using this form.

Update 1

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 here along with a real-time video.

Update 2

There are some guides on the internet, which claim to solve bluestacks error by tweaking registry settings or with a third-party software. Some even provide a modified version of bluestacks.

However, If you are not an advanced user, stay away from them. Or you may permanently damage your system hardware.

Always download the latest version of bluestacks from its official website.

Update 3

If you have still not found what you are looking, then you should try bluestacks alternative. See- 5 Ways To Run Android Apps On PC (Bluestacks Alternative)

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