Error while starting Docker for Windows
Jürgen Gutsch - 28 April, 2017
The last couple of months I wanted to play around with Docker for Windows. It worked just twice. Once at the first try for just one or two weeks. Then I got an error, when Docker tries to initialize right after Windows starts. After I reinstalled Docker for Windows it runs the second time for a two or three weeks. I tried to reinstall all that stuff but I didn't get it running again on my machine.
The error shown on this dialog is not really meaningful:
Object reference not set to an instance of an object...
Even the log didn't really help:
Version: 17.03.1-ce-win5 (10743) Channel: stable Sha1: b18e2a50ccf296bcd637b330c0ca9faaab9d790c Started on: 2017/04/28 21:49:37.965 Resources: C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Resources OS: Windows 10 Pro Edition: Professional Id: 1607 Build: 14393 BuildLabName: 14393.1066.amd64fre.rs1_release_sec.170327-1835 File: C:\Users\Juergen\AppData\Local\Docker\log.txt CommandLine: "Docker for Windows.exe" You can send feedback, including this log file, at https://github.com/docker/for-win/issues [21:49:38.182][GUI ][Info ] Starting... [21:49:38.669][GUI ][Error ] Object reference not set to an instance of an object. [21:49:45.081][ErrorReportWindow][Info ] Open logs
Today I found some time to search for a solution and fortunately I'm not the only one who faced this error. I found an issue on GitHub which described exactly this behavior: https://github.com/docker/for-win/issues/464#issuecomment-277700901
The solution is to delete all the files inside of that folder:
Now I just needed to restart docket for Windows, by calling the
Docker for Windows.exe in
Finally I can continue playing around with Docker :)