Why you may see "Cannot start BlueStacks" pop-up upon launch

How will this help?

If you see a message after launching BlueStacks 5 stating that some minor repairs are needed, like the one shown below, you can resolve it by clicking on "Repair now".

You can continue playing your favorite games on BlueStacks 5 after the repair is complete.

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The need for repair arises because some data files used by BlueStacks can get corrupted for various reasons, such as:

  • Unexpected shut down of your PC or BlueStacks (due to BSOD, power outage or unexpected failures)
  • Force-stopping BlueStacks 5 using the Task Manager or other tools

NOTE: This problem can occur only on specific instances of BlueStacks 5. Any other instances you may have created will be unaffected.


How can I fix this?

1. When you see the pop-up informing you that a minor repair is required, click on "Repair now".

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2. This will start the repair process and you will see a message on your screen informing you that the process will be completed in a few moments.

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3. After the process is complete, a confirmation message will appear on your screen. Here, select "Okay".

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You can then launch BlueStacks 5 and continue playing your favorite Android games!

If you still face any issues, please contact the BlueStacks Support Team at support@bluestacks.com or send a problem report by following the steps in this article. We'll be happy to help you out! 


Thank you for choosing BlueStacks 5. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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