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October 04, 2010, 09:37:07 PM
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everytime I try to start bitcoin 3.13 I get an error message "Error loading blkindex.dat"  I am running XP
How do I fix this?  It was running fine then I rebooted the computer and now I keep getting this error.


I tried to uninstall the program and reinstall it but same message.  Evidentally bitcoin puts
 a config file on your computer that doesn't get removed when the program is uninstalled
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October 05, 2010, 10:12:07 AM
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Try to remove all files except wallet.dat from %APPDATA%\Bitcoin directory.

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October 05, 2010, 08:11:31 PM
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That worked thanks!!
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May 20, 2011, 10:05:29 AM
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Based on my experience tonight, you don't need to delete the database directory (or any files in it)
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June 01, 2011, 07:18:21 AM
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It works :-)
Thank you

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June 06, 2011, 11:38:48 PM
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I have the same problem in xp,

where exactly do I find wallet.dat?

thanx

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June 06, 2011, 11:52:39 PM
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I have the same problem in xp,

where exactly do I find wallet.dat?

thanx

Ha, i found the solution

open "start" "run" then type cmd

copy & paste "   %APPDATA%\BitCoin   "

also descriibed in:
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Securing_your_wallet#Windows
https://de.bitcoin.it/wiki/Sichere_deine_Geldb%C3%B6rse#Windows


also I think you just need to delete blkindex.dat


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