I am really new to Bitcoin and am having an issue on my Windows 7 x64 machine.
It has just hung saying at the bottom 8 connections and 134405 blocks.
Yesterday it was working fine, then my machine ran some updates and automatically rebooted itself over night and now it doesn't work.
I have added Bitcoin.exe to the exceptions list in Microsoft Security Essentials and allowed it through the Firewall but still the blocks do not go up.
Sorry but I don't really have an understanding of what the blocks actually mean but I guess if the number isn't going up then its not crunching any numbers so to speak.
Hope someone can help.
Im not sure, but when the client is downloading
blocks, it's not generating them, you need a separate miner for that.