One Redditor for example, posted the following issue on Microsoft’s forum:
> I noticed this firewall alert on my Windows 8.1 (Update 1) PC a while ago, > “Windows Subsystem for Linux has detected that 3 distributions are currently > installed. However, none are in a working state, so the subsystem cannot > function with either.”
This issue can be resolved in a few easy steps, so let’s find out how.
- The Windows subsystem for Linux error is preventing you from exploring the latest Linux distro.
- One solution is to reinstall the Linux subsystem, and the guide below will give you all the necessary instructions for that.
- One app that can help you install Linux distros easily is Linux Mint, so check out our dedicated app section for more information.
- Check out this Windows 10 Errors Hub for more useful guides like this one.
Run the DISM command
- Type DISM in the Search bar and click on Run as administrator.
- In the DISM window, click the Next button to proceed.
- Select Scan for affected devices and click Next.
- Wait for the scan to complete and restart the PC.
Run the RSAT tool
- To run the RSAT tool, press Windows Key + S, enter cmd, and click on Run as administrator.
- Enter â€ ̃rstruis /scannow’ and press the Enter key to run the tool.
Run the Ps Lan Manager
- Press the Windows key + R to launch the Run dialog box.
- Type ps:netstat/ano and press Enter.
- Look for any related network processes to the error.
- Disable the processes if needed.
Check the date and time of your computer
- If the time and date of your computer are not correct, this error can occur.
- To set the correct date and time, go to the Search bar type Date and Time.
- Select Date and Time settings from the results.
- Click the Change date and time settings button.
- Select the Automatic date & time option.
- Click the Change button.
Check the date and time of your distribution
- Navigate to the System Settings of Ubuntu or CentOS
- Go to the Date and Time section
- Check the date and time of your distribution