[Solved] Incorrect or no genesis block found
mindcandyman last edited by wrapper | Tip mindcandyman
Hi everyone! I am very new to feathercoin mining (and cryptocurrencies in general). I have been mining for the past couple of weeks and everything has been great. I recently tried to open my feathercoin wallet (version 0.8.5) and I received this error (I’m on windows 7 64 bit):
“Incorrect or no genesis block found. Wrong datadir for network?”
I tried uninstalling the wallet program and reinstalling it, but I still get the same error. I’m not quite sure what to do. I did backup my wallet dat file earlier but my most recent mining dump didn’t make it I don’t think. So that is probably lost.
If anyone could provide any help I would greatly appreciate it. I’m new to all of this so I hope my lack of knowledge won’t be exasperating. Thanks!
mindcandyman last edited by | Tip mindcandyman
I took a shot at fixing this myself and tried a couple of things and it worked! I wanted to post the information up here in case anyone else had the same issue. What I did was delete all the .dat files under the block folder (in c:/users/*****/app data/roaming/feathercoin). I restarted the program and it started synching again, but I received some errors along the way. I realized that I didn’t have my wallet encrypted so I did that and restarted. Then it worked perfectly. Hopefully this will be helpful to someone having the same issue.
Thanks for your fixing help post! Appreciate that. If your Client is stuck and doesnt load or shows errors maybe it just helps to delete the /roaming/feathercoin folder. (Dont forget to backup your wallet first!) - The client will automaticly recreate this folder and start to download the blockchain again. That should always work.