Windows v0.3.75 not syncing (to the point version)

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phelix
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Windows v0.3.75 not syncing (to the point version)

Post by phelix » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:32 pm

traister wrote:I had the old QT wallet setup and it was working fine. I downloaded the update and installed it and I get the message in a yellow box at the top of the client saying:

WARNING: Displayed transactions may not be correct! You may need to upgrade, or other nodes may need to upgrade.

Meanwhile it tells me im syncing to the network when really im not.... Stuck at 13 weeks behind and not moving! Any idea whats going on?
[...]
feenix3k wrote:A few days ago I installed the new wallet on my windows system. As of yesterday I get a message saying to update my wallet and it does not sync up with the network. :? :?:
Thank you very much for your reports!

Things work like a charm for me and seemingly a lot of other people, too, so please

help us solve this issue / potential bug:
Did you guys start from scratch or did you have a previous Namecoin version installed?

Do you happen to use a wallet with a lot of names / transactions in it?

I assume you are aware that the initial sync can easily take four hours or longer and depends on a lot of factors like the performance of your peers systems and their network connection. Did you let it run for a long time like that? How many bars does the connection quality icon in the lower right of the window show? (If you hover above it it will show you the number of connections).

What version of windows do you use?

Please post here or send me by pm the files debug.log and db.log from %appdata%/Namecoin (C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming on recent windows versions, "cd %appdata%" from the command line).

To solve the problem for you:
Retry downloading from start: Shut down the Namecoin client, go to the %APPDATA% folder and rename the Namecoin folder. Then restart the Namecoin client and let it run for at least four hours or until it is up to date. You can then rename the wallet.dat file in the new folder and copy the wallet.dat file from the old folder to the new folder.

If you could keep a copy of the Namecoin folder that shows the error until we have this resolved it might be helpful.
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feenix3k
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Re: Windows v0.3.75 not syncing (to the point version)

Post by feenix3k » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:36 pm

My install was an upgrade on windows 7. Stuck at block 182893. Wallet has one trans action.

snailbrain
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Re: Windows v0.3.75 not syncing (to the point version)

Post by snailbrain » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:10 am

feenix3k wrote:My install was an upgrade on windows 7. Stuck at block 182893. Wallet has one trans action.
probably i would try these in order (1 at a time):

1. Restart client, try again?
2. Start client with -rescan ?
3. Rename wallet.dat.. start client?
3. Delete nameindexfull.dat . start client, may take a while.. ?
4. delete all in the datadir (backup wallet).. sync with new wallet so is faster.. once synced, copy old wallet back.

if you don't know how to do any of that, then let us know.

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Re: Windows v0.3.75 not syncing (to the point version)

Post by ryanc » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:45 am

As another data point, I was able to get fully synced with a clean installation on windows 7.

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Re: Windows v0.3.75 not syncing (to the point version)

Post by phelix » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:03 pm

feenix3k wrote:My install was an upgrade on windows 7. Stuck at block 182893. Wallet has one trans action.
Could you send us the debug.log and db.log files?

They should be located in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming
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traister
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Re: Windows v0.3.75 not syncing (to the point version)

Post by traister » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:48 pm

phelix wrote:
traister wrote:I had the old QT wallet setup and it was working fine. I downloaded the update and installed it and I get the message in a yellow box at the top of the client saying:

WARNING: Displayed transactions may not be correct! You may need to upgrade, or other nodes may need to upgrade.

Meanwhile it tells me im syncing to the network when really im not.... Stuck at 13 weeks behind and not moving! Any idea whats going on?
[...]
feenix3k wrote:A few days ago I installed the new wallet on my windows system. As of yesterday I get a message saying to update my wallet and it does not sync up with the network. :? :?:
Thank you very much for your reports!

Things work like a charm for me and seemingly a lot of other people, too, so please

help us solve this issue / potential bug:
Did you guys start from scratch or did you have a previous Namecoin version installed?

Do you happen to use a wallet with a lot of names / transactions in it?

I assume you are aware that the initial sync can easily take four hours or longer and depends on a lot of factors like the performance of your peers systems and their network connection. Did you let it run for a long time like that? How many bars does the connection quality icon in the lower right of the window show? (If you hover above it it will show you the number of connections).

What version of windows do you use?

Please post here or send me by pm the files debug.log and db.log from %appdata%/Namecoin (C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming on recent windows versions, "cd %appdata%" from the command line).

To solve the problem for you:
Retry downloading from start: Shut down the Namecoin client, go to the %APPDATA% folder and rename the Namecoin folder. Then restart the Namecoin client and let it run for at least four hours or until it is up to date. You can then rename the wallet.dat file in the new folder and copy the wallet.dat file from the old folder to the new folder.

If you could keep a copy of the Namecoin folder that shows the error until we have this resolved it might be helpful.

Ok after trying everything here is the only Fix that worked! I am also running windows 7 professional so something tells me it has to do with windows 7..

Fully uninstall the namecoin.qt file.
Go into AppData > Roaming
Remove the Namecoin Folder to desktop or Change name of folder.
Reinstall the new version of Namecoin_v0.3.75_setup
Wait and let the new wallet fully Sync with the network( Could take a couple hours or so)
Once the wallet is fully Synced close your namecoin wallet, copy and paste your wallet.dat file from the old Namecoin folder that you moved to the desk top or changed the name of into the new Namecoin folder that will appear in the AppData >Roaming
Reopen your Namecoin wallet and it should be synced, updated and have your old NMC balance ready to go.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Windows v0.3.75 not syncing (to the point version)

Post by phelix » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:19 pm

traister wrote:
Ok after trying everything here is the only Fix that worked! I am also running windows 7 professional so something tells me it has to do with windows 7..

Fully uninstall the namecoin.qt file.
Go into AppData > Roaming
Remove the Namecoin Folder to desktop or Change name of folder.
Reinstall the new version of Namecoin_v0.3.75_setup
Wait and let the new wallet fully Sync with the network( Could take a couple hours or so)
Once the wallet is fully Synced close your namecoin wallet, copy and paste your wallet.dat file from the old Namecoin folder that you moved to the desk top or changed the name of into the new Namecoin folder that will appear in the AppData >Roaming
Reopen your Namecoin wallet and it should be synced, updated and have your old NMC balance ready to go.

Hope this helps.
Glad to hear you could get the problem solved.

It might help us nail down what is wrong if you could post / pm the debug.log - probably the last page would be enough.
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Re: Windows v0.3.75 not syncing (to the point version)

Post by biolizard89 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:38 am

Not sure why this was still a sticky, since it seems irrelevant to our current releases. I've removed the sticky status of this thread. If Phelix or any other mods disagree, feel free to restore the sticky status.
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