Namecoind won't start with restored wallet.dat

Galahad
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Re: Namecoind won't start with restored wallet.dat

Post by Galahad » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:23 pm

snailbrain wrote:
Galahad wrote:The program (namecoin qt) does work without my wallet.dat.
ok.. i just re-read your first post.. i think i misread as your wrote "find" instead of "fine" (typo?).. i must have skimmed past

your wallet is corrupted then
Why? It's backed up to dvd 30 times from a working installation, using 3 dvds and 2 burning programs. What could have possibly gone wrong?

snailbrain
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Re: Namecoind won't start with restored wallet.dat

Post by snailbrain » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:25 pm

try some other backups

maybe the original was corrupted..?

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Re: Namecoind won't start with restored wallet.dat

Post by snailbrain » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:29 pm

you can use pywallet to try to dump your privkeys.. then import them into a fresh wallet

https://github.com/jackjack-jj/pywallet

Galahad
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Re: Namecoind won't start with restored wallet.dat

Post by Galahad » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:38 pm

snailbrain wrote:try some other backups

maybe the original was corrupted..?
It was working on Linux but I never tried to copy the coins out at any point. The namecoin.exe did load fine though.

I've also been trying to use the pywallet approach as well. The installation isn't perfect so perhaps if I try to get it working a bit better. I'm getting this error currently:

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C:\pywallet-master>pywallet.py --dumpwallet --datadir=C:\pywallet-master\ --namecoin
WARNING:root:pycrypto or libssl not found, decryption may be slow
ERROR:root:Couldn't open wallet.dat/main. Try quitting Bitcoin and running this again.
EDITED:
I've installed pycrypto but it doesn't seem to be able to see it.

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Re: Namecoind won't start with restored wallet.dat

Post by snailbrain » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:44 pm

Galahad wrote:
snailbrain wrote:try some other backups

maybe the original was corrupted..?
It was working on Linux but I never tried to copy the coins out at any point. The namecoin.exe did load fine though.

I've also been trying to use the pywallet approach as well. The installation isn't perfect so perhaps if I try to get it working a bit better. I'm getting this error currently:

Code: Select all

C:\pywallet-master>pywallet.py --dumpwallet --datadir=C:\pywallet-master\ --namecoin
WARNING:root:pycrypto or libssl not found, decryption may be slow
ERROR:root:Couldn't open wallet.dat/main. Try quitting Bitcoin and running this again.
EDITED:
I've installed pycrypto but it doesn't seem to be able to see it.
if you can use linux.. you can try it on there,.,, you can use https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin
compile on linux... only the hardfork patch has been applied to this repo.. it's otherwise identical to v3.50

just to confirm that it isn't something to do with the qt repo

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Re: Namecoind won't start with restored wallet.dat

Post by Galahad » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:33 pm

snailbrain wrote:
Galahad wrote:
snailbrain wrote:try some other backups

maybe the original was corrupted..?
It was working on Linux but I never tried to copy the coins out at any point. The namecoin.exe did load fine though.

I've also been trying to use the pywallet approach as well. The installation isn't perfect so perhaps if I try to get it working a bit better. I'm getting this error currently:

Code: Select all

C:\pywallet-master>pywallet.py --dumpwallet --datadir=C:\pywallet-master\ --namecoin
WARNING:root:pycrypto or libssl not found, decryption may be slow
ERROR:root:Couldn't open wallet.dat/main. Try quitting Bitcoin and running this again.
EDITED:
I've installed pycrypto but it doesn't seem to be able to see it.
if you can use linux.. you can try it on there,.,, you can use https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin
compile on linux... only the hardfork patch has been applied to this repo.. it's otherwise identical to v3.50

just to confirm that it isn't something to do with the qt repo :)
I may have another go with Linux later. Right now I'm about ready to cut my losses with Namecoin. I don't really know how to compile things on Linux or anything about forks although I know what a repository is. I just learnt what I needed to to get into crypto currencies, never thought I'd have to bother with anything at this level.

I faced up to it and tried to reload my Bitcoins and Litecoins. Luckily those are unaffected by this problem. God knows how the namecoin wallet got corrupted.

I also managed to fix the issue with Pycrypto and Pywallet by installing the pycrypto installer for Windows (pycrypto-2.6.win32-py2.7.exe) but this didn't help it to extract the wallet.

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Re: Namecoind won't start with restored wallet.dat

Post by snailbrain » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:42 pm

it's unlikely it's the software, otherwise we'd probably have a million posts :(

are you sure you are using a namecoin wallet.dat?

if need some 1 on 1 help, you can send me a pm and can try on skype or something

Galahad
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Re: Namecoind won't start with restored wallet.dat

Post by Galahad » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:47 pm

snailbrain wrote:it's unlikely it's the software, otherwise we'd probably have a million posts :(

are you sure you are using a namecoin wallet.dat?

if need some 1 on 1 help, you can send me a pm and can try on skype or something
Thanks for the offer, and all your help here. Yes it's definitely a namecoin wallet but will try and load it into other programs to rule that out.

iopq
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Re: Namecoind won't start with restored wallet.dat

Post by iopq » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:46 pm

snailbrain wrote:it's unlikely it's the software, otherwise we'd probably have a million posts :(

are you sure you are using a namecoin wallet.dat?

if need some 1 on 1 help, you can send me a pm and can try on skype or something
I have the same issue

very old wallet, DB errors and namecoin-qt crashes all the time trying to sync

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Re: Namecoind won't start with restored wallet.dat

Post by phelix » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:57 am

iopq wrote:
snailbrain wrote:it's unlikely it's the software, otherwise we'd probably have a million posts :(

are you sure you are using a namecoin wallet.dat?

if need some 1 on 1 help, you can send me a pm and can try on skype or something
I have the same issue

very old wallet, DB errors and namecoin-qt crashes all the time trying to sync
What version/system are you using?
nx.bit - some namecoin stats
nf.bit - shortcut to this forum

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