Solution for when BlueStacks 5 is not opening

How will this help?

In the event that BlueStacks 5 cannot start or if you see an error code at the time of launching BlueStacks 5, such as "Error code: -1101", "Error code: -2001" or "Error code: -2004", please follow the steps listed in this article to resolve it.

The images below show the pop-ups that you may see when BlueStacks 5 fails to start.

Cannot start BlueStacks


Error code: -1101


If you see a message after launching BlueStacks 5 stating that some minor repairs are needed, you can resolve it by clicking on "Repair now". To learn more, please read this article

How can I resolve this?

  1. Restart your system.
  2. Check if Virtualization is enabled.
  3. Ensure that your PC fulfills the minimum system requirements.
  4. Increase the allocated CPU cores and RAM to BlueStacks.
  5. Configure your antivirus correctly as it may be interfering with BlueStacks.
  6. Make sure to:
    - Update your GPU drivers to the latest version.
    - Scan for and repair any corrupt files on your computer.
    - Install the latest updates for your Windows.
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    to know how to do it.
  7. Free up your PC’s RAM by force-stopping unwanted applications through the Task Manager. To do so:
    a) Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager
    b) Select the program you wish you close
    c) Click on "End Task".

Thank you for choosing BlueStacks. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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