it took so much time to do the syncronising but still not completed, I want know if the syncronising is always this slow, or is there some way to make it quicker?enter image description here

  • Hi Wang, which mist version is that? – Afr Apr 26 '16 at 8:11
  • Ethereum-Wallet-win64-0-5-2 – Wang Apr 26 '16 at 8:14
  • First thing to try is downloading 0-7-2. – Afr Apr 26 '16 at 8:21
  • Second, check what the logs in C:\Users\<name>\AppData\Roaming\Mist\node.log say. And finally, if you find something out, update your question so we can provide a good answer to your problem. – Afr Apr 26 '16 at 12:18

This does not answer the question as to why this happens, but it will help understand a bit about what your situation is.

Generally, I start geth in the Terminal (I use OSX) and watch the activity. Firstly it tells me what the last block was that I downloaded - which I then look up on any of the block explorers. This tells me how far behind I am.

The next thing I watch for is the frequency of the downloaded blocks. Normally this isn't fast - I mean it's not a super fast stream of information filling up the screen, just a simple line of information every couple of seconds or so.

When I am caught up I then start Mist and it loads pretty fast then.

It's important to note that deplying anything through mist requires the blockchain to be up to date for it to be responsive. If not, then even sending transactions is going to "appear" slow.

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