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Title: ERROR MESSAGE WHEN OPENING BITCOIN QT WALLET
Post by: zulover on September 27, 2014, 04:21:35 PM
I tried owning my bitcoin qt wallet after about 3 weeks and upon startup it gives me an error message saying 'error opening block database do you want to rebuild block data base now? '

what does this mean and what should I do?


Title: Re: ERROR MESSAGE WHEN OPENING BITCOIN QT WALLET
Post by: shorena on September 27, 2014, 04:57:12 PM
#1 dont yell
#2 rebuild database, the data probably got corrupted while you didnt use bitcoin-core


Title: Re: ERROR MESSAGE WHEN OPENING BITCOIN QT WALLET
Post by: seoincorporation on September 27, 2014, 09:47:31 PM
rebuild database and then change wallet.

I start with Bitcoin-QT but it was realy slow, and then change to Multibit, i like multibit too much, but now i use https://blockchain.info/wallet/ i like more now that online wallet because you can send a unconfirmed transaction.



Title: Re: ERROR MESSAGE WHEN OPENING BITCOIN QT WALLET
Post by: Dare on September 28, 2014, 05:12:05 AM
The database containing the blockchain on your computer has gotten corrupted somehow. To fix it, run "bitcoin-qt -reindex", and wait a few hours for it to complete. You should also check for the root cause of the corruption, such as running by chkdsk (if you're using Windows) to determine the status of your hard drive.


Title: Re: ERROR MESSAGE WHEN OPENING BITCOIN QT WALLET
Post by: zulover on September 28, 2014, 06:29:23 AM
Ok will do. Thanks for the help. I have move to electrum a while ago but this wallet I haven't had the chance to transfer over.