How to Solve “Failed to load emulator” error in LDPlayer

There is no doubt that the best way to play Android games on PC is through Android Emulators. These emulators allow you to run Android applications and games straight off your PC in just a few simple steps. There are multiple emulators like LD Player, Gameloop, Bluestacks, etc. with each of its pros and cons.

While there are plenty of different emulators in the market, today we are going to be looking at common bug fixes for LDPlayer. LDPlayer is one of the most popular Android emulators in the market and specializes in game optimization.

The “Failed to load emulator” is a common error among LDPlayer users, and this troubleshooting guide will make it easy for you to fix it quickly. Here is a step-by-step guide to fix this error:

What is the “Failed to load emulator” Error?

This error comes up when you initialize LDPlayer. In some cases, when the emulator is loading, the virtual box freezes, and the emulator fails to load successfully. This is understandably one of the most irritating bugs games come across.

According to LDPlayer developers, this error occurs due to a corrupt data file caused by changes within your computer. Whether these changes were intended or not, the issue exists, and we need to fix it.

Another common cause of the “Failed to load emulator” error is the incompatibility between LDPlayer and your PC. If you have not updated your PC with the latest Windows Update, we recommend you do so at the earliest.

It is also important to make sure you have the latest version of LDPlayer installed. Interface improvements, bug fixes, and new features are constantly being added by developers all the time, so make sure you stay up-to-date.

Whatever the cause of this error is, below, we discuss some common fixes.

LD Player Freezes Below 90%

If your emulator gets stuck at 50% and does not load ahead, the most common cause of this bug is an issue with your graphics driver. The graphics driver is essentially the software that allows graphics to be displayed on your PC.

To confirm whether the cause is a graphics driver issue, click on three bars in the top right corner of the loading screen, and it should open up the diagnostic information window.

If the software version under the “OpenGL” option is blank or 1.1.0, the graphic driver is the cause of this error.

Make sure to update both LD player and the graphics card driver to the latest version.


Update Graphics Driver

The first thing you want to do is make sure your graphics driver is up-to-date. Sometimes just updating the driver is enough to fix even the most persistent issues. In case you are not familiar with updating drivers, check out this detailed guide.

Once you update your graphics driver, you want to restart your computer to make sure the changes take place. Run LDPlayer again, and if it still does not load properly, you may need to enable VT.

Enable Virtualization Technology on your PC

Virtualization Technology (VT) is essentially the software that allows Android Emulators to run on Windows OS. VT provides LD players with an independent environment to function in the best way possible.

Once you enable Virtualization Technology, it allows the Android emulator to receive more resources from the operating system. With VT enabled, your games will run more smoothly and faster.

Reduce Background Usage and Reinstall LDPlayer

On the off chance you still have an issue with loading LD Player, then consider restarting your computer and stopping irrelevant background applications. Sometimes even anti-virus software can affect the LDPlayer emulator and prevent it from starting properly.

If LDPlayer still has the same issue, it is best to reinstall LD Player on your PC.

LD Player Freezes at 94% on the First Launch

If you are launching LDPlayer for the first time after installation and are not able to get past 94% on the loading screen, then there is an issue with the virtual box installation. This can sometimes occur even if you follow the installation process as detailed by developers.

The best way to fix the “Failed to load emulator” in this scenario is to recreate the LDPlayer instance. This can be done using the LDMultiplayer tool that comes installed as part of the LDPlayer package.

Keep in mind, that recreating an instance will not load or transfer any previously saved data, so you will be essentially starting from scratch.

The LDMultiplayer tool allows you to launch multiple instances of LDPlayer and play with more than one user. This is a highly useful feature found in most Android Emulators.

  • To recreate the LDPlayer image, locate the LDMultiplayer application and launch it.
  • In the bottom right corner of the window that opens, you should find a New/Clone button.
  • Click this button, and in the small window that pops up, select New Player and click OK.

Once you do that, you will have recreated the instance of LDPlayer. Before you launch LDPlayer, delete the original instance by clicking the trash bin icon in the LDMultiplayer window.


LDPlayer is one of the most popular Android Emulators, while the “Failed to load emulator” is a common error. We hope this troubleshooting guide has helped you solve it. If you want to improve the overall performance of LDPlayer, then this guide is for you.

Happy Gaming, See you in-game

1 Comment

  • what do i do when i play sometimes the game freeze pls help

    Posted April 23, 2021

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