I am trying to set up my computer so that it will be ready to go when my 2 video cards arrive. There are 2 problems. The first one is trivial and I suspect it will be resolved very quickly.
My batch line is as follows... start /DC:\rpcminer\rpcminer-cpu -url=http://mining.bitcoin.cz:8332 -user=***.*** -pass=***
When I type it into the command prompt, the program opens and runs. When I try to use the batch file, a Windows error pops up saying Windows cannot find "-url=http://mining.bitcoin.cz:8332". What gives? I'm using Windows 7 64bit.
Second, when the programs runs, it says that I cannot establish a connection with RPC. Even with all the ports open and forwarded, all firewalls turned off, I still get this error. My Bitcoin client works fine, but I would like to join a pool when my cards arrive in a few days.
If I use a port checker, it tells me the ports are closed. Even if I set it up to look for localhost on that port, it won't find it.
Can you help?