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  • [x] I have tried with the latest version of my channel (Stable or Edge)
  • [x] I have uploaded Diagnostics - Process does not finish when initiated
  • Diagnostics ID: - Unable to upload. Diagnostics process starts and never completes. Log is attached below.


Expected behavior

Docker Desktop starts successfully

Actual behavior

Docker Desktop get stuck in starting forever.


Please, help us understand the problem. For instance:

  • Is it reproducible? - Yes
  • Is the problem new? - Yes as of about 2 weeks ago
  • Did the problem appear with an update? - Not that I know of
  • Windows Version: 10.0.18363.476
  • Docker Desktop Version: 19.03.5
  • Are you running inside a virtualized Windows e.g. on a cloud server or on a mac VM: Yes

Steps to reproduce the behavior

Reboot the machine. It happens almost every time. All of the containers do start and are accessible. The Docker API is also functional.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Docker. This seems to work for a few days and then the problem reappears. Occasionally it will start successfully (10% of the time). If I do a reset, it will work for a while and then stop again.

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Without any help

How long did you wait? There is a 10 minute timeout on the boot sequence which will trigger diagnostics and an error report.