Solved My Little Bro broke WSL


incedis

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I am sharing my laptop with my little Bro.
He wants to learn Linux. I installed WSL and Ubuntu. Worked for a couple of weeks but now he gets the below.
As usual, this error is pretty common and from posts this is what I have done but to no avail.

Reset Winsock
Stop or Restart Hyper-v --> I got confused here as many services with Hyper-V. I restarted HV Host service. I don't know if this is the correct one to restart.

As usual, any help is much appreciated.

The service has not been started.

[process exited with code 4294967295 (0xffffffff)]

I also took those steps below but its still a no go.

Code:
DISM /online /disable-feature /featurename:VirtualMachinePlatform /norestart
Code:
DISM /online /disable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux /norestart
Restart the computer.
Code:
DISM /online /enable-feature /featurename:VirtualMachinePlatform /norestart
Code:
DISM /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Lin

The error I have explained here --> error code 4294967295

My little Bro had Ubuntu installed for the past month and now

wsl -l -v
Windows Subsystem for Linux has no installed distributions.
Distributions can be installed by visiting the Microsoft Store:
 
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System One

  • OS
    win11 pro 21H2 22000.613
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Delta 15
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
    Motherboard
    Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. MS-15CK
    Memory
    64

incedis

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Update..
Issue is sorted. Make sure dnscache service is up and running.
Could anyone explain me why dnscache stops WSL from working properly ?
And why dnscache is needed in the first place since DNS resolution is (from my understanding) done at ISP level ?
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11 pro 21H2 22000.613
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Delta 15
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
    Motherboard
    Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. MS-15CK
    Memory
    64
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