Incomplete WSL installation - help needed


vett93

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I installed WSL2 on my new Win11 Pro laptop and installed Ubuntu distribution, using the wsl --install command in PowerShell. The Ubuntu Linux appears to work fine. But when I did wsl --update in PowerShell, it failed at 90% and showed an error:

Element not found

Then I installed Docker Desktop and the Docker Engine stopped at launch with the following error message:

1713470859105.png

Can someone please suggest how I can fix the problem?
 
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Version 23H2, Build 22631.3447

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Uninstall Docker Desktop to see error message resolves.
 

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    MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR5
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    64GB DDR5-5600
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    4090
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    BenQ PD3200U
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    Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold
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    water cooled CPU and air cooled GPU
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    Windows Defender
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    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
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    Intel i9-13900H
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    64GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia 4090 mobile
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
You can reset Ubuntu from settings, just find Ubuntu in the start menu, right-click to go to App settings, then press the reset button or repair it.
 

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    Windows 11
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    Erica6
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You can reset Ubuntu from settings, just find Ubuntu in the start menu, right-click to go to App settings, then press the reset button or repair it.
Thanks. I have reset Ubuntu a couple times already. Still the same problem....
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Vengeance i7400
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900K
    Motherboard
    MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR5
    Memory
    64GB DDR5-5600
    Graphics Card(s)
    4090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ PD3200U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold
    Cooling
    water cooled CPU and air cooled GPU
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down and 40 Mbps up
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900H
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia 4090 mobile
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
How you try reinstalling Ubuntu?
 

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    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP Pavilion
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    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
How you try reinstalling Ubuntu?
Yes a few times already as well. This new laptop is really strange. I have set up WSL at least on 5 other Windows computers in the last 2 years. This is the only one having the problem.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Vengeance i7400
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900K
    Motherboard
    MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR5
    Memory
    64GB DDR5-5600
    Graphics Card(s)
    4090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ PD3200U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold
    Cooling
    water cooled CPU and air cooled GPU
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down and 40 Mbps up
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900H
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia 4090 mobile
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
Do you have any other problems or errors?
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP Pavilion
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    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Do you have any other problems or errors?
No, WSL and Docker are the only problems I have. I am able to install Tensorflow and conda/miniconda and train AI models on the 4090 mobile GPU.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    Corsair Vengeance i7400
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900K
    Motherboard
    MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR5
    Memory
    64GB DDR5-5600
    Graphics Card(s)
    4090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ PD3200U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold
    Cooling
    water cooled CPU and air cooled GPU
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down and 40 Mbps up
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900H
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia 4090 mobile
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
You can perform in-place upgrade of Windows 11. In-place upgrade is to use to replace the current operating system files on your computer. Unlike a clean installation of Windows, you can start a Windows in-place upgrade when your OS is still running. And an in-place upgrade can keep your files, settings, & apps during the upgrade process. You can perform a Windows 11 in-place upgrade is to use the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool. Make sure to select Upgrade this PC now and click Next. Follow the on-screen guide to perform a Windows 11 in-place upgrade.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
You can perform in-place upgrade of Windows 11. In-place upgrade is to use to replace the current operating system files on your computer. Unlike a clean installation of Windows, you can start a Windows in-place upgrade when your OS is still running. And an in-place upgrade can keep your files, settings, & apps during the upgrade process. You can perform a Windows 11 in-place upgrade is to use the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool. Make sure to select Upgrade this PC now and click Next. Follow the on-screen guide to perform a Windows 11 in-place upgrade.

Well, I followed the instructions to do in-place upgrade. It went well. Then I did "wsl --update" on Command Prompt with administrator run. It passed the update successfully too! However, when I ran the WSL/Ubuntu, I received the following error messages:

Failed to attach disk 'C:\Users\dlin1\AppData\Local\Packages\CanonicalGroupLimited.Ubuntu_79rhkp1fndgsc\LocalState\ext4.vhdx' to WSL2: The system cannot find the file specified.
Error code: Wsl/Service/CreateInstance/MountVhd/HCS/ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND
Press any key to continue...

[process exited with code 4294967295 (0xffffffff)]
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Vengeance i7400
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900K
    Motherboard
    MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR5
    Memory
    64GB DDR5-5600
    Graphics Card(s)
    4090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ PD3200U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold
    Cooling
    water cooled CPU and air cooled GPU
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down and 40 Mbps up
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900H
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia 4090 mobile
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
Reinstall Ubuntu sorry i'm out of ideas.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Reinstall Ubuntu sorry i'm out of ideas.
Thanks again. How do I reinstall Ubuntu? It looks like that the ext4.vhdx file is missing.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Vengeance i7400
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900K
    Motherboard
    MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR5
    Memory
    64GB DDR5-5600
    Graphics Card(s)
    4090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ PD3200U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold
    Cooling
    water cooled CPU and air cooled GPU
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down and 40 Mbps up
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900H
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia 4090 mobile
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
Uninstall Ubuntu and reinstall it same way you did installation.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Uninstall Ubuntu and reinstall it same way you did installation.
Okay... I tried that and it still did not work. Guess I'll erase everything and restart it all over. Thanks for the extended help!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Vengeance i7400
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900K
    Motherboard
    MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR5
    Memory
    64GB DDR5-5600
    Graphics Card(s)
    4090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ PD3200U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold
    Cooling
    water cooled CPU and air cooled GPU
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down and 40 Mbps up
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900H
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia 4090 mobile
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
You are very welcome!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Try wsl --update command.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Vengeance i7400
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900K
    Motherboard
    MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR5
    Memory
    64GB DDR5-5600
    Graphics Card(s)
    4090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ PD3200U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold
    Cooling
    water cooled CPU and air cooled GPU
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down and 40 Mbps up
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900H
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia 4090 mobile
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
I'm glad to hear your issue has been resolved, thank you for letting us know that all is now well!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
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