Cardano Node does not shut down gracefully as expected but is killed forcefully by Daedalus potentially causing data corruption.
You would see one or both of these screens:
Daedalus is designed to force the Cardano node to shut down with a 10-second delay. 10 seconds is not long enough in many instances so Cardano node is forcefully killed.
a) Restart your computer (to kill all Daedalus processes)
- Launch Daedalus again and if the issue still persists go on to b) below
b) Uninstall Daedalus application (no need to delete DB or Wallet folder)
- Download latest version of Daedalus wallet from https://daedaluswallet.io/#download
- Install Daedalus wallet this is much simpler and faster than deleting all data and starting again which is what you do in c) below
d) If a to c does not work... delete everything and start all over again see:
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