Unable to start Dell Dock

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Hi all! I am trying to use the dock feature of my Dell laptop, but every time I am starting the feature I am getting an error.

Dell Dock

The Dell Dock has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Restart the Dell Dock

Please tell Dell about this problem.

We have created an error report that you can send to help us improve the Dell Dock. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous.

Send Error Report          Don't Send

When I choose Send Error Report, the report will be sent and if I choose Don’t Send, the error message will close. I can’t use the feature as every time I run it, it just stopped working.

Please help.


Best Answer by Libertie
Answered By 5 points N/A #89307

Unable to start Dell Dock


The resolution to that problem will be to uninstall the Dell Dock. You will need to do the following:

  • Go to start on your computer and then type 'programs' into your Start menu.
  • From the list of programs you will need to choose the Programs and Features search result.
  • You will need to find  Dell Dock from the list of programs and then remove it.
An alternative to that will be to go to  http://dell-dock.en.lo4d.com, and then you will need to reinstall it from there. Note that this method may double the number of toolbars on the screen and therefore it is better if you just went with the first workaround which is simpler.
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Answered By 0 points N/A #89308

Unable to start Dell Dock


The best solution that might work is to Uninstalled the Dell Dock.  How to do this is by simply type 'programs' into your Start menu and choose the Programs and Features search result. Then find Dell Dock in the list and remove it.

 After that, you can go to http://dell-dock.en.lo4d.com to reinstall it if you choose.

 However, if you don't mind, I can suggest you prefer to simply use the Windows Taskbar instead. Just like the Dell Dock, you can drag any icon you want on to it. It also gives you these benefits over the Dell Dock:

  1. Less screen clutter — there's only one toolbar to look for all your icons.
  2. The icon is always in the same place, whether the program is already running or not.
  3. Many programs, such as mail or messaging programs, will put overlay status icons on top of the Taskbar icon to alert you when a new message arrives.
  4. You can drag-and-drop the icons into any order you like.
  5. When you point to an icon of a program that is already running, you get a preview before you even click it.
  6. You can right-click any icon for a list of recently-used files that program has been used with.
  7. You can use a keyboard shortcut to open any icon. For example, Windows-3 opens the 3rd icon on the Taskbar.
  8. If you want it on the top of the screen, just right-click it, unlocks it, then drags it to where you like.

 It truly is "one icon to rule them all", and allows you to use the same single point for launching, viewing, opening, and controlling — all from one point, and without the clutter of yet-another-toolbar to take up your space.

 These are only suggestions; the choice is still yours. But still you can always use the Dell Dock as before.

Answered By 0 points N/A #89309

Unable to start Dell Dock



Solutions found about “The Dell Dock has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”

Number 1 Solution: Uninstalling the Dell Dock would perhaps be the best course of action.  Programs (from Start menu) – Programs and Features – find Dell Dock – then remove it.

Number 2 Solution: If ever you can't uninstall Dell Dock, you can prevent it from prompting to start. Click windows logo key and 'r' key simultaneously – supply the textbox by typing msconfig then enter – as the next box appear, click start-up tab then un-check the checkbox next to dell dock. – click apply then OK.


Answered By 0 points N/A #89311

Unable to start Dell Dock


I'm also using dell dock. I am very thankful to Libertie for giving the solution. Thank you very much.

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