I have installed Release 1.2.9 ("The Village Idiot") of cpp-ethereum on a windows 7 machine. It downloaded the chainblock overnight and I experimented with mining this morning. My PC became non responsive and I had to reset my system. After reboot, I tried running AlethZero again but all I got is a console message in the title of this question and a message window informing that AlethZero.exe has crashed (pic below).

Can anyone point me in the right direction for resolving this issue? I would hate having to download a 25GB blockchain again.

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I'm afraid to have to tell you that AlethZero is being discontinued, so I would recommend that switch to ethminer right now if you are having problems:


Also note that Genoil's ethminer fork is better supported than the official ethminer right now, so you are best starting there:

As well as StackExchange, you can also check out:

Best wishes and sorry that you're hitting issues :-(

  • Thank you. Will ethminer or Genoil be able to work with the data downloaded by AlethZero?
    – AlexanderF
    Jul 11, 2016 at 0:42
  • No - you will need to re-download, I am afraid. Jul 12, 2016 at 4:45

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