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Docker commands not running

Kind of a newbee here. I installed everything yesterday and went through some tutorials but now today after restarting my windows laptop I get the following error. Im using a windows 10 dell laptop. Docker desktop version 3.3.1.

docker: error during connect: This error may indicate that the docker daemon is not running.: Post http://%2F%2F.%2Fpipe%2Fdocker_engine/v1.24/containers/create: open //./pipe/docker_engine: The system cannot find the file specified.

Ok looks like it may have had something to do with the docker engine not really running. I noticed it was stopped but didn’t see a way of restarting it. I uninstalled docker desktop and reinstalled and it starts right up and my commands now work. I checked the service and it was running so not sure whats up. Like I said Im kind of a docker newbie. It would be nice to not have to re-install it every day.