03-06-2014 06:18 PM
Having two devices I rarely use the BB Simulators however having just recently tried to start them after upgrading to Windows 8.1 the simulator fails to start with the error message.
Error while powering on: Internal error.
I've tried a total uninstall and reinstall of VMware player version 5, 6.0 and 6.01 and tried earlier simulators as well all with the same result. So by conclusion it looks like the Windows 8.1 upgrade has changed something.
Searching on this error message was no help, so has anyone else experienced this and fixed it or have some ideas on what it could be?
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03-07-2014 01:19 AM
See my reply below to a similar thread, for one possible cause to investigate:
03-07-2014 01:23 AM
BTW in case Hyper-V is the issue, here are some resources that might be useful:
In case you're also dev'ing for Android:
Some folks use Genymotion Android emulator under VirtualBox:
03-07-2014 05:35 AM
Thanks for the reply my initial thought was something wrong with the virtulisation but after checking the BIOS and trying your suggestion everything seems in order.
I'm now leaning more towards the graphics drivers as turning of the 3d acceleration at least gets past that error but the simulator then stops at trying to start the screen with resource errors.
I have a switchable graphics system and perhaps the 8.1 update has screwed this up somehow.
What a pain.
03-07-2014 05:56 AM
Thanks for the clarification, and I'll be interested to know the eventual resolution, as I'm intending to move my BB dev to a Win8.1 Pro machine in the coming weeks.
That step will depend however on whether I can get all the virt tech for various platforms (Hyper-V, VMware, VirtualBox) working w/out stepping on each other.
03-07-2014 05:58 AM
BTW, HP ProBook, by any chance? That's my current Win8.1 rig. It has switchable graphics as well.
I have not used it much yet but it runs hot, and googling for fixes yields mixed messages on graphics driver updates, BIOS updates, etc.
03-07-2014 06:03 AM
03-07-2014 06:06 AM
03-07-2014 06:14 AM
I have WP8 SDK installed on my Win8.1 laptop, and IIRC I still had to manually enable Hyper-V. However, I did not have any other virt tech on there prior to installing WP8 SDK and enabling Hyper-V, so I don't have a good clean read on whether/how VMware might or might not have been working fine beforehand.
03-07-2014 06:19 AM
Oh, and I forgot to list HAXM for Android dev. If you come across any good how-to's showing a good clean way to have all of Hyper-V, HAXM, VMware, and VirtualBox all working on the same machine w/out interfering w/each other, that would be of interest. I don't mind needing to have a 2nd boot option for with/without Hyper-V ... I just don't want to get into some three stooges poke-you-in-the-eyes skit where there's no clean happy coexistence.