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[BUG] Docker says Virtualization not on - Dell 7040, I5-6500T supports HW Virt !?

Getting this error on Docker startup…
“Hardware assisted virtualization and data execution protection must be enabled in the BIOS”

Is this a bug or is there a trick to getting it working?

My system is a Dell 7040 - latest BIOS installed and all Virtualization settings are ON.

Intel I5-6500T specs, supports these:
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Trusted Execution Technology
Execute Disable Bit

I confirmed with OS “sees” this since under Virtualization status is “Enabled” in Task Manager -> Performance -> CPU tab.

thanks for the help!

Can you please run diagnostics and open an issue with the diagnostic ID here? https://github.com/docker/for-win/issues/new

I’m new to Docker and did lots of searching on this. The only thing I found in the Wiki:

To view Docker for Windows latest log, click on the Diagnose & Feedback menu entry in the systray and then on the Log file link. You can see the full history of logs in your AppData\Local folder.

Since Docker wont load - I don’t see a way to do it?

I opened the case an attached the log.txt

Which OS do you use? Win10 Pro is needed if you use Hyper-V … If you use win X home, you’ll probably need DokerToolbox.

see: https://docs.docker.com/toolbox/overview/ vs: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-windows/

this may be interesting too: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/quick-start/enable-hyper-v