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Docker Desktop not starting for Windows 10 Enterprise 1909

The docker desktop is not starting after restart.
Even restarting the Docker for desktop windows service is not helping.
Even going to settings of the docker desktop, the screen just goes on loading…so not able to hit the ‘Apply and Restart’ button.
Any idea how to restart the docker desktop without restarting the whole system
When I do the docker version below is the output

$ docker version
Client: Docker Engine - Community
Cloud integration: 1.0.12
Version: 20.10.5
API version: 1.41
Go version: go1.13.15
Git commit: 55c4c88
Built: Tue Mar 2 20:14:53 2021
OS/Arch: windows/amd64
Context: default
Experimental: true
error during connect: This error may indicate that the docker daemon is not running.: Get http://%2F%2F.%2Fpipe%2Fdocker_engine/v1.24/version: open //./pipe/docker_engine: The system cannot find the file specified.

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Same here, everytime I uninstall ana install it, but this is not solution.

switching the docker container to windows and then switch back to linux solves problem.

“c:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\DockerCli.exe” -SwitchDaemon

Yes…switching to windows and switching back again to Linux is not a solution…its a workaround at most …Docker should give a more full-proof solution to this problem

you are right, but until docker solve this issue, I can continue working in my development environment with this solution.