Docker desktop is stuck on 'docker desktop is starting' and then throws error

docker start error No activity detected on VM, aborting
at Docker.Core.Pipe.NamedPipeClient.d__5.MoveNext() — End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown — at System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw() at Docker.Core.Pipe.NamedPipeClient.Send(String action, Object parameters) at Docker.Actions.DoStart(SynchronizationContext syncCtx, Boolean showWelcomeWindow, Boolean executeAfterStart Cleanup) at Docker.Actions.<>c__DisplayClass24_0.b__0() at Docker.ApiServices.Task Queuing.TaskQueue.<>c__DisplayClass 17_0.<.ctor>b__1()

@divyarane94 : Your issue description is little rare.

  • Is your Windows Hyper V working? Your Hyper-V Manager will then show you the Docker - VM. This should be running before installing Docker Desktop.
  • And as usual: deinstall Docker Desktop and reinstall the latest release.
  • Last thing: do you work with Ubuntu - Console?

regards, andi