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<title>Starting, stopping, and resetting an Android Virtual Device (AVD)</title>
<prereq>You must have an existing AVD, listed in the Device Management view. </prereq>
<cmd>Click the <uicontrol>Device Management</uicontrol> tab, if necessary, to bring forward the Device
Management view.</cmd>
<cmd>Double-click an offline AVD to start it. Similarly, double-click an online AVD to stop it. Or, in the
Device Management view, right-click the AVD you wish to start, stop, or reset and select the desired operation
from the menu that appears. </cmd>
<info>Note that when starting or resetting an AVD, it must not already be running. Also note that if you launch one of your Android projects using a run configuration that targets an AVD, and
that AVD is not yet running, it will be started automatically for you.</info>
</steps><postreq>You can also start, stop, or reset multiple AVDs at one time by selecting the AVDs and clicking the appropriate command icon at the top of the Device Management View.</postreq>