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August 29, 2017, 04:38:19 PM
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Has anyone else had this problem?  I tried installing RC2 on a Windows 7 machine, and after initialization, at the point where you would expect it to open the main GUI window, it just exits.  I installed RC3 and it exhibits the same behavior.

The 0.14.2 client was running with no problems before I tried the release candidate...  It's painful to revert now because 0.15.0 upgrades the UTXO database to a new format during installation.

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August 29, 2017, 04:57:13 PM
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Has anyone else had this problem?  I tried installing RC2 on a Windows 7 machine, and after initialization, at the point where you would expect it to open the main GUI window, it just exits.  I installed RC3 and it exhibits the same behavior.

The 0.14.2 client was running with no problems before I tried the release candidate...  It's painful to revert now because 0.15.0 upgrades the UTXO database to a new format during installation.

I have installed. On Windows 10, works without errors.

Try to run with:
bitcoin-qt.exe -debug=<category> (Output debugging information (default: 0, supplying <category> is optional). If <category> is not supplied or if <category> = 1, output all debugging information.<category> can be: addrman, alert, bench, cmpctblock, coindb, db, http, libevent, lock, mempool, mempoolrej, net, proxy, prune, rand, reindex, rpc, selectcoins, tor, zmq, qt. )

After run & crash, look at the debugging information in the file debug.log

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August 29, 2017, 05:03:58 PM
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Has anyone else had this problem?  I tried installing RC2 on a Windows 7 machine, and after initialization, at the point where you would expect it to open the main GUI window, it just exits.  I installed RC3 and it exhibits the same behavior.

The 0.14.2 client was running with no problems before I tried the release candidate...  It's painful to revert now because 0.15.0 upgrades the UTXO database to a new format during installation.

I have installed. On Windows 10, works without errors.

Try to run with:
bitcoin-qt.exe -debug=<category> (Output debugging information (default: 0, supplying <category> is optional). If <category> is not supplied or if <category> = 1, output all debugging information.<category> can be: addrman, alert, bench, cmpctblock, coindb, db, http, libevent, lock, mempool, mempoolrej, net, proxy, prune, rand, reindex, rpc, selectcoins, tor, zmq, qt. )

After run & crash, look at the debugging information in the file debug.log

Thanks.

Yes, I tried that...  The only thing I saw that looked like an error was this, at the tail end:

Code:
2017-08-27 14:00:58 GUI: PaymentServer::LoadRootCAs: Loaded 56 root certifica
es
2017-08-27 14:00:58 tor: Error connecting to Tor control socket
2017-08-27 14:00:58 tor: Not connected to Tor control port 127.0.0.1:9051, tryi
g to reconnect
2017-08-27 14:00:58 GUI: TransactionTablePriv::refreshWallet
2017-08-27 14:00:59 trying connection 79.195.178.192:8333 lastseen=366.6hrs
2017-08-27 14:00:59 Added connection peer=0
2017-08-27 14:01:00 tor: Error connecting to Tor control socket
2017-08-27 14:01:00 tor: Not connected to Tor control port 127.0.0.1:9051, tryi
g to reconnect
2017-08-27 14:01:03 tor: Error connecting to Tor control socket
2017-08-27 14:01:03 tor: Not connected to Tor control port 127.0.0.1:9051, tryi
g to reconnect
2017-08-27 14:01:04 connection to 79.195.178.192:8333 timeout
2017-08-27 14:01:04 trying connection 81.163.206.173:8333 lastseen=175.4hrs
2017-08-27 14:01:04 connection from 213.5.31.38:54224 accepted
2017-08-27 14:01:04 Added connection peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 connection from 52.192.180.114:40814 accepted
2017-08-27 14:01:04 connection from 54.191.174.46:38180 dropped (banned)
2017-08-27 14:01:04 received: version (106 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 sending version (102 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 send version message: version 70015, blocks=482210, us=[::]
0, peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 sending verack (0 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 receive version message: /bitcoin-seeder:0.01/: version 600
0, blocks=350000, us=73.119.168.246:8333, peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 added time data, samples 2, offset -209 (-3 minutes)
2017-08-27 14:01:04 sending alert (168 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:05 received: verack (0 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:05 sending ping (0 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:05 socket closed
2017-08-27 14:01:05 disconnecting peer=1


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August 29, 2017, 07:30:42 PM
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Yes, I tried that...  The only thing I saw that looked like an error was this, at the tail end:
Can you please post the entire thing? What you posted are not errors that matter.

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Yes, I tried that...  The only thing I saw that looked like an error was this, at the tail end:
Can you please post the entire thing? What you posted are not errors that matter.

Yeah, I know - those were the only 'errors' I saw, but seemed harmless.

Below is the full debug output from my latest attempt to start rc3:

Code:
2017-08-29 19:37:52 Bitcoin version v0.15.0rc3
2017-08-29 19:37:52 InitParameterInteraction: parameter interaction: -whitelistforcerelay=1 -> setting -whitelistrelay=1
2017-08-29 19:37:52 Assuming ancestors of block 0000000000000000003b9ce759c2a087d52abc4266f8f4ebd6d768b89defa50a have valid signatures.
2017-08-29 19:37:52 Using the 'standard' SHA256 implementation
2017-08-29 19:37:53 RandAddSeedPerfmon: 240344 bytes
2017-08-29 19:37:53 GUI: requestInitialize : Requesting initialize
2017-08-29 19:37:53 GUI: initialize : Running initialization in thread
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Default data directory C:\Users\djm\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Using data directory F:\Bitcoin
2017-08-29 19:37:53 GUI: "registerShutdownBlockReason: Successfully registered: Bitcoin Core didn't yet exit safely..."
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Using config file F:\Bitcoin\bitcoin.conf
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Using at most 125 automatic connections (2048 file descriptors available)
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Using 16 MiB out of 32/2 requested for signature cache, able to store 524288 elements
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Using 16 MiB out of 32/2 requested for script execution cache, able to store 524288 elements
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Using 4 threads for script verification
2017-08-29 19:37:53 scheduler thread start
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Allowing HTTP connections from: 127.0.0.0/8 ::1/128 10.0.0.0/24
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Binding RPC on address :: port 8332
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Binding RPC on address 0.0.0.0 port 8332
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Initialized HTTP server
2017-08-29 19:37:53 HTTP: creating work queue of depth 16
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Starting RPC
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Starting HTTP RPC server
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Config options rpcuser and rpcpassword will soon be deprecated. Locally-run instances may remove rpcuser to use cookie-based auth, or may be replaced with rpcauth. Please see share/rpcuser for rpcauth auth generation.
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Registering HTTP handler for / (exactmatch 1)
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Registering HTTP handler for /wallet/ (exactmatch 0)
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Starting HTTP server
2017-08-29 19:37:53 HTTP: starting 4 worker threads
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Entering http event loop
2017-08-29 19:37:53 init message: Verifying wallet(s)...
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Using BerkeleyDB version Berkeley DB 4.8.30: (April  9, 2010)
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Using wallet wallet.dat
2017-08-29 19:37:53 CDBEnv::Open: LogDir=F:\Bitcoin\database ErrorFile=F:\Bitcoin\db.log
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Cache configuration:
2017-08-29 19:37:53 * Using 2.0MiB for block index database
2017-08-29 19:37:53 * Using 8.0MiB for chain state database
2017-08-29 19:37:53 * Using 290.0MiB for in-memory UTXO set (plus up to 286.1MiB of unused mempool space)
2017-08-29 19:37:53 init message: Loading block index...
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Opening LevelDB in F:\Bitcoin\blocks\index
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Recovering log #548
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Level-0 table #550: started
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Level-0 table #550: 179 bytes OK
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Delete type=0 #548
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Delete type=3 #546
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Opened LevelDB successfully
2017-08-29 19:37:53 Using obfuscation key for F:\Bitcoin\blocks\index: 0000000000000000
2017-08-29 19:37:58 LoadBlockIndexDB: last block file = 979
2017-08-29 19:37:58 LoadBlockIndexDB: last block file info: CBlockFileInfo(blocks=28, size=27978569, heights=482183...482210, time=2017-08-27...2017-08-27)
2017-08-29 19:37:58 Checking all blk files are present...
2017-08-29 19:37:59 LoadBlockIndexDB: transaction index disabled
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Opening LevelDB in F:\Bitcoin\chainstate
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Recovering log #871312
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Level-0 table #871322: started
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Level-0 table #871322: 308 bytes OK
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Delete type=2 #870302
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Delete type=2 #870303
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Delete type=2 #870304
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Delete type=2 #870305
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Delete type=2 #870306
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Delete type=2 #870311
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Delete type=0 #871312
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Delete type=3 #871310
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Opened LevelDB successfully
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Using obfuscation key for F:\Bitcoin\chainstate: c15290b8f7b37d9d
2017-08-29 19:37:59 Loaded best chain: hashBestChain=000000000000000000e725b7df7ae4d183a9146f9ac3a0eb0ecd1aa0b152abda height=482210 date=2017-08-27 13:31:20 progress=0.997589
2017-08-29 19:37:59 init message: Rewinding blocks...
2017-08-29 19:38:00 Writing final batch of 0.00 MiB
2017-08-29 19:38:00 Committed 0 changed transaction outputs (out of 0) to coin database...
2017-08-29 19:38:00 init message: Verifying blocks...
2017-08-29 19:38:00 Verifying last 6 blocks at level 3
2017-08-29 19:38:00 [0%]...Compacting 1@0 + 1@1 files
2017-08-29 19:38:00 Generated table #871324@0: 1 keys, 207 bytes
2017-08-29 19:38:00 Compacted 1@0 + 1@1 files => 207 bytes
2017-08-29 19:38:00 compacted to: files[ 0 1 45 252 1025 0 0 ]
2017-08-29 19:38:00 Delete type=2 #871313
2017-08-29 19:38:00 Delete type=2 #871322
2017-08-29 19:38:01 [16%]...[33%]...[50%]...[66%]...[83%]...[99%]...Expanding@3 1+1 (2176269+2175089 bytes) to 5+1 (10877150+2175089 bytes)
2017-08-29 19:38:04 Compacting 5@3 + 1@4 files
2017-08-29 19:38:04 [DONE].
2017-08-29 19:38:04 No coin database inconsistencies in last 7 blocks (10964 transactions)
2017-08-29 19:38:04  block index           11290ms
2017-08-29 19:38:04 Reading estimates: 98 buckets counting confirms up to 25 blocks
2017-08-29 19:38:04 init message: Loading wallet...
2017-08-29 19:38:04 Generated table #871325@3: 38554 keys, 2174677 bytes
2017-08-29 19:38:04 Generated table #871326@3: 39065 keys, 2175256 bytes
2017-08-29 19:38:04 nFileVersion = 150000
2017-08-29 19:38:04 Keys: 0 plaintext, 228 encrypted, 0 w/ metadata, 228 total
2017-08-29 19:38:04  wallet                  220ms
2017-08-29 19:38:04 setKeyPool.size() = 97
2017-08-29 19:38:04 mapWallet.size() = 633
2017-08-29 19:38:04 mapAddressBook.size() = 33
2017-08-29 19:38:04 mapBlockIndex.size() = 482235
2017-08-29 19:38:04 nBestHeight = 482210
2017-08-29 19:38:04 torcontrol thread start
2017-08-29 19:38:04 AddLocal([2601:190:580:93ac::559f]:8333,1)
2017-08-29 19:38:04 Discover: djm-PC - 2601:190:580:93ac::559f
2017-08-29 19:38:04 AddLocal([2601:190:580:93ac:b502:1772:28c5:87ea]:8333,1)
2017-08-29 19:38:04 Discover: djm-PC - 2601:190:580:93ac:b502:1772:28c5:87ea
2017-08-29 19:38:04 AddLocal([2601:190:580:93ac:c4:120b:881e:39d3]:8333,1)
2017-08-29 19:38:04 Discover: djm-PC - 2601:190:580:93ac:c4:120b:881e:39d3
2017-08-29 19:38:04 Bound to [::]:8333
2017-08-29 19:38:04 Bound to 0.0.0.0:8333
2017-08-29 19:38:04 init message: Loading P2P addresses...
2017-08-29 19:38:04 Generated table #871327@3: 39070 keys, 2174944 bytes
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Generated table #871328@3: 39113 keys, 2175622 bytes
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Generated table #871329@3: 39444 keys, 2176163 bytes
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Generated table #871330@3: 38780 keys, 2175602 bytes
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Compacted 5@3 + 1@4 files => 13052264 bytes
2017-08-29 19:38:05 compacted to: files[ 0 1 45 247 1030 0 0 ]
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Delete type=2 #869962
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Delete type=2 #869963
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Delete type=2 #869964
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Delete type=2 #869965
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Delete type=2 #869966
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Delete type=2 #869971
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Loaded 68037 addresses from peers.dat  361ms
2017-08-29 19:38:05 init message: Loading banlist...
2017-08-29 19:38:05 ERROR: DeserializeFileDB: Failed to open file F:\Bitcoin\banlist.dat
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Invalid or missing banlist.dat; recreating
2017-08-29 19:38:05 Flushed 0 banned node ips/subnets to banlist.dat  10ms
2017-08-29 19:38:05 init message: Starting network threads...
2017-08-29 19:38:05 net thread start
2017-08-29 19:38:05 addcon thread start
2017-08-29 19:38:05 init message: Done loading
2017-08-29 19:38:05 opencon thread start
2017-08-29 19:38:05 dnsseed thread start
2017-08-29 19:38:05 msghand thread start
2017-08-29 19:38:05 GUI: initializeResult : Initialization result:  true
2017-08-29 19:38:05 GUI: Platform customization: "windows"
2017-08-29 19:38:05 GUI: "ReportInvalidCertificate: Payment server found an invalid certificate: " "01" ("Microsoft Authenticode(tm) Root Authority") () ()
2017-08-29 19:38:05 GUI: "ReportInvalidCertificate: Payment server found an invalid certificate: " "01" () () ("Copyright (c) 1997 Microsoft Corp.", "Microsoft Time Stamping Service Root", "Microsoft Corporation")
2017-08-29 19:38:05 GUI: "ReportInvalidCertificate: Payment server found an invalid certificate: " "4a:19:d2:38:8c:82:59:1c:a5:5d:73:5f:15:5d:dc:a3" () () ("NO LIABILITY ACCEPTED, (c)97 VeriSign, Inc.", "VeriSign Time Stamping Service Root", "VeriSign, Inc.")
2017-08-29 19:38:05 GUI: "ReportInvalidCertificate: Payment server found an invalid certificate: " "3f:8b:c8:b5:fc:9f:b2:96:43:b5:69:d6:6c:42:e1:44" ("Microsoft Root Certificate Authority 2011") () ()
2017-08-29 19:38:05 GUI: "ReportInvalidCertificate: Payment server found an invalid certificate: " "03:c7:8f:37:db:92:28:df:3c:bb:1a:ad:82:fa:67:10" () () ("VeriSign Commercial Software Publishers CA")
2017-08-29 19:38:05 GUI: PaymentServer::LoadRootCAs: Loaded  56  root certificates
2017-08-29 19:38:05 GUI: TransactionTablePriv::refreshWallet
2017-08-29 19:38:05 trying connection 172.104.78.159:8333 lastseen=57.2hrs
2017-08-29 19:38:05 tor: Error connecting to Tor control socket
2017-08-29 19:38:05 tor: Not connected to Tor control port 127.0.0.1:9051, trying to reconnect
2017-08-29 19:38:06 Added connection peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 sending version (102 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 send version message: version 70015, blocks=482210, us=[::]:0, peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 received: version (102 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 sending verack (0 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 sending getaddr (0 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 receive version message: /Satoshi:0.14.1/: version 70015, blocks=482519, us=73.119.168.246:6576, peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 added time data, samples 2, offset -205 (-3 minutes)
2017-08-29 19:38:06 received: verack (0 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 sending sendheaders (0 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 sending sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 sending sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 sending ping (8 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 received: sendheaders (0 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 initial getheaders (482209) to peer=0 (startheight:482519)
2017-08-29 19:38:06 sending getheaders (997 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 sending feefilter (8 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 received: sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 received: sendcmpct (9 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 received: ping (8 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 sending pong (8 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 received: addr (31 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:06 trying connection 176.9.133.154:8333 lastseen=59.8hrs
2017-08-29 19:38:07 received: getheaders (997 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:07 Ignoring getheaders from peer=0 because node is in initial block download
2017-08-29 19:38:07 received: feefilter (8 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:07 received: feefilter of 0.00001000 BTC/kB from peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:07 received: pong (8 bytes) peer=0
2017-08-29 19:38:07 Added connection peer=1
2017-08-29 19:38:07 sending version (102 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-29 19:38:07 send version message: version 70015, blocks=482210, us=[::]:0, peer=1
2017-08-29 19:38:07 trying connection 81.92.107.72:8333 lastseen=142.2hrs
2017-08-29 19:38:07 received: headers (25113 bytes) peer=0


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Install a more recent version of Windows. You immediately get rid of many problems, such as drivers.
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Install a more recent version of Windows. You immediately get rid of many problems, such as drivers.
Alternatively, you can run a virtual machine with Windows 10. To create a virtual machine, use this software https://www.virtualbox.org

Bitcoin Core 0.15.0 has to be stable on Windows 7; asking users to update to Windows 10 to run latest Core is not an option.

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Install a more recent version of Windows. You immediately get rid of many problems, such as drivers.
Alternatively, you can run a virtual machine with Windows 10. To create a virtual machine, use this software https://www.virtualbox.org

Thanks for the advice, but I think the devs would probably want Bitcoin to work on Windows 7 also.

[EDIT: I guess I should add that this has not been shown to necessarily be a Windows 7 problem.  No one else seems to be reporting the issue, but no one on this thread has claimed to have it working on Win7 either, so it's still unclear.  The problem may be unique to my personal situation for all I know.  All I am sure of is that 0.14.2 release worked fine on this machine, and the 0.15.0 rc's have not worked.]

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Install a more recent version of Windows. You immediately get rid of many problems, such as drivers.
Alternatively, you can run a virtual machine with Windows 10. To create a virtual machine, use this software https://www.virtualbox.org

Thanks for the advice, but I think the devs would probably want Bitcoin to work on Windows 7 also.

[EDIT: I guess I should add that this has not been shown to necessarily be a Windows 7 problem.  No one else seems to be reporting the issue, but no one on this thread has claimed to have it working on Win7 either, so it's still unclear.  The problem may be unique to my personal situation for all I know.  All I am sure of is that 0.14.2 release worked fine on this machine, and the 0.15.0 rc's have not worked.]

I'll take a look and try to replicate this on Windows 7. Bitcoin Core should work on Windows Vista and later; the only "modern" version of windows no longer supported is Windows XP.

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Thanks for looking into this, Achow101  Smiley

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Has anyone else had this problem?  I tried installing RC2 on a Windows 7 machine, and after initialization, at the point where you would expect it to open the main GUI window, it just exits.  I installed RC3 and it exhibits the same behavior.

The 0.14.2 client was running with no problems before I tried the release candidate...  It's painful to revert now because 0.15.0 upgrades the UTXO database to a new format during installation.

I have installed. On Windows 10, works without errors.

Try to run with:
bitcoin-qt.exe -debug=<category> (Output debugging information (default: 0, supplying <category> is optional). If <category> is not supplied or if <category> = 1, output all debugging information.<category> can be: addrman, alert, bench, cmpctblock, coindb, db, http, libevent, lock, mempool, mempoolrej, net, proxy, prune, rand, reindex, rpc, selectcoins, tor, zmq, qt. )

After run & crash, look at the debugging information in the file debug.log

Thanks.

Yes, I tried that...  The only thing I saw that looked like an error was this, at the tail end:

Code:
2017-08-27 14:00:58 GUI: PaymentServer::LoadRootCAs: Loaded 56 root certifica
es
2017-08-27 14:00:58 tor: Error connecting to Tor control socket
2017-08-27 14:00:58 tor: Not connected to Tor control port 127.0.0.1:9051, tryi
g to reconnect
2017-08-27 14:00:58 GUI: TransactionTablePriv::refreshWallet
2017-08-27 14:00:59 trying connection 79.195.178.192:8333 lastseen=366.6hrs
2017-08-27 14:00:59 Added connection peer=0
2017-08-27 14:01:00 tor: Error connecting to Tor control socket
2017-08-27 14:01:00 tor: Not connected to Tor control port 127.0.0.1:9051, tryi
g to reconnect
2017-08-27 14:01:03 tor: Error connecting to Tor control socket
2017-08-27 14:01:03 tor: Not connected to Tor control port 127.0.0.1:9051, tryi
g to reconnect
2017-08-27 14:01:04 connection to 79.195.178.192:8333 timeout
2017-08-27 14:01:04 trying connection 81.163.206.173:8333 lastseen=175.4hrs
2017-08-27 14:01:04 connection from 213.5.31.38:54224 accepted
2017-08-27 14:01:04 Added connection peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 connection from 52.192.180.114:40814 accepted
2017-08-27 14:01:04 connection from 54.191.174.46:38180 dropped (banned)
2017-08-27 14:01:04 received: version (106 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 sending version (102 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 send version message: version 70015, blocks=482210, us=[::]
0, peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 sending verack (0 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 receive version message: /bitcoin-seeder:0.01/: version 600
0, blocks=350000, us=73.119.168.246:8333, peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:04 added time data, samples 2, offset -209 (-3 minutes)
2017-08-27 14:01:04 sending alert (168 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:05 received: verack (0 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:05 sending ping (0 bytes) peer=1
2017-08-27 14:01:05 socket closed
2017-08-27 14:01:05 disconnecting peer=1

Judging by the logs, you use the TOR to connect the bitcoins client's
Turn off the TOR and try to start the client without it

And then show me the logs.

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Install a more recent version of Windows. You immediately get rid of many problems, such as drivers.
Alternatively, you can run a virtual machine with Windows 10. To create a virtual machine, use this software https://www.virtualbox.org

Thanks for the advice, but I think the devs would probably want Bitcoin to work on Windows 7 also.

[EDIT: I guess I should add that this has not been shown to necessarily be a Windows 7 problem.  No one else seems to be reporting the issue, but no one on this thread has claimed to have it working on Win7 either, so it's still unclear.  The problem may be unique to my personal situation for all I know.  All I am sure of is that 0.14.2 release worked fine on this machine, and the 0.15.0 rc's have not worked.]


Most likely the developers did not even test the new version on Windows 7
Look at whether you have updated the NET Framework 2, 3 and 4 versions, if there is no update required and check again.

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Judging by the logs, you use the TOR to connect the bitcoins client's
Turn off the TOR and try to start the client without it

And then show me the logs.

I do not use TOR.  Bitcoin uses TOR by default if it's available, that's what accounts for the attempts to use TOR that you see in the log.

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Most likely the developers did not even test the new version on Windows 7
Look at whether you have updated the NET Framework 2, 3 and 4 versions, if there is no update required and check again.

The affected machine has all available Windows 7 updates applied.

Looking at the windows log files, I see the crash is definitely an access violation, so probably a null-pointer thing.  I need to install a debugger I can attach to the process so I can see what's happening and where...  I will try that after I get home from work tonight if I can make time.

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Problem solved!  Running bitcoin-qt with the '-resetguisettings' switch fixed it.  Thanks to MeshCollider on github for the fix! Smiley

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maybe this is what is draggin 0.15 back?
Is there any new release date? I read it was out on Sept 1st
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maybe this is what is draggin 0.15 back?
Is there any new release date? I read it was out on Sept 1st
No, this is not why 0.15.0 has been delayed. 0.15.0 has been delayed for other bugs that were found and for the fact that most Core developers and the project maintainer are currently traveling and thus unable to access the PGP keys used to sign releases.

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Can someone tell me where I can see how many people are upgrading to 0.15.0? Any links or website?

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Can someone tell me where I can see how many people are upgrading to 0.15.0? Any links or website?

I think they might be downloading the 0.15 version directly from githhub. I have checked the download section on the official bitcoin core website and only linux's ubuntu launchpad has the 0.15 version published but I still cannot update my linux node using the regular user procedure.
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Can someone tell me where I can see how many people are upgrading to 0.15.0? Any links or website?

I think they might be downloading the 0.15 version directly from githhub. I have checked the download section on the official bitcoin core website and only linux's ubuntu launchpad has the 0.15 version published but I still cannot update my linux node using the regular user procedure.
0.15 is not officially released yet. It has only been tagged, which means that the release process has started, but a release has not yet been officially made.

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