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thesmileman
Posts: 345
Registered: ‎03-13-2011
My Device: Playbook

Re: 0.9.4 simulator stays in black screen forever during start up

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michaelp7
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎03-17-2011
My Device: None

Re: 0.9.4 simulator stays in black screen forever during start up

I had the same issue. I left the first install running for over an hour and it just sat at the black loading screen.

 

Today, I deleted that VM and, using the same 0.9.4 image that I originally downloaded, re-installed it. It was still at the black screen after about 10 minutes, so I reset (Virtual Machine->Power->Reset), and this time it loaded properly within about 5 minutes.

 

So, yeah, try resetting if the first installation doesn't work.

 

Thanks everyone! :smileyhappy:

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sproutsoft
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-31-2011
My Device: Developer

Re: 0.9.4 simulator stays in black screen forever during start up

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3rd try the charm!

 

First boot: had 1GB ram, 8GB hd, accel on, 1 processor 1 core. After ~30 minutes still just the Blackberry screen with moving white flare. Shut down, changed setting to 1 proc 2 core after reading this thread.

Second boot: watched the "drive activity" light blink for all of ~20 minutes before it finally stopped. Still at the black screen with white flare moving. Decided I might need to wipe the install and start again with 2 core from the start... but I wanted to give it one last shot.

Third boot: 5 minutes in, BAM! It works, went right to the tablet desktop.

 

Still not sure if it was the 2 core setting (left it that way for third try) or if it really needed two 20+ minute tries before a good 3rd boot.

 

Hope this helps someone.  I'm running VMware Workstation 7.1.1 in Windows 7 x64 on a Dual Xeon workstation with 4GB RAM and a fast hard drive.

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