Android Virtual Device - Windows 7 BSOD


I have just started playing around with Android development and looking to use PhoneGap.

Using their getting started guide ( I have got to the final step, which is running the app in an Android Virtual Device.

I have set some up and all of which cause a BSOD when ever I try to run it. I am using Windows 7.

The error message displayed on the BSOD is:

STOP: 0X0000008E

emBDA.sys - Address 8EB5320C base at 8EB50000


asked on Stack Overflow Nov 29, 2011 by user1072167 • edited Nov 29, 2011 by pad

2 Answers


I had the same problem with file emBDA64.sys. Probably it is the same problem that I had, but you have 32-bit driver not 64-bit. This file is part of probably PVR-TV USB device. I had to turn off this device and emulator started to work well. Check, what device is this file a part of and turn off this device when using emulator. Probably it is extrnal TV tuner too.

answered on Stack Overflow Jan 6, 2012 by kzez1986

Confirming kzez1986's suggestion that the BSOD might have to do, or always has to do (?) with a(n internal) USB TV tuner. My Win7-64 system suffered from the same BSOD after a brand new install of the Android SDK and starting a new AVD.

When disabling a USB device, in my case called 'DVBT Hybrid TV Device' in the 'Sound, video and game controllers' section of the windows Device Manager I could now start the Android AVD without problems. Note: Because I'm on a 64bit machine, in my case the BSOD error was pointing to emBDA64.sys.

answered on Stack Overflow Mar 20, 2012 by user650532

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