I've just downloaded Mist 0.8.1 under Windows 10 (fully up to date). It was working at first, but is now crashing after the sync.

I followed these steps, maybe something here munged the preferences?

  1. Downloaded and ran Mist 0.8.1. I saw the new announcement but didn't click anything.

  2. At that point, I realized I wanted to back up my wallet before proceeding. So I clicked close (X) and opened v 0.7.6. I went to Backup > Accounts and made a copy of everything.

  3. Closed v0.7.6 and re-opened v0.8.1., and clicked Yes for the DAO fork. Mist was having a lot of trouble syncing: it would say it found 2 peers, then 3 peers, then they would disappear. But after a while it synced. In the meantime, I was able to launch the application and see the new interface.

  4. After a long sync, I don't know if I quit or the application crashed. However now, when I open it and click Launch the Application before it syncs, it crashes, and if I wait to let it sync, it crashes when done syncing. So I can't get to the interface.

I found the log, but I wouldn't know what to look for.

Thanks for any help.

2 Answers 2


You probably want to report this on Github to make sure the developers see it. You could also try the Gitter chat room for Mist.

With the upcoming hard fork, they are probably scrambling to make last minute fixes.

  • Thanks - I tried to submit a bug on Github but don't have permissions to create a new issue. Will try on Gitter.
    – Jph108
    Jul 18, 2016 at 11:42
  • @Jph108 If you were able to fix your problem please update your issue with the resolution. It may help others who are having the same problem. Jul 20, 2016 at 19:00

See "UPDATE 23/07/2016" in How to remove The DAO contract from Ethereum Wallet (Mist) watch list as it is freezing?.

I renamed my Ethereum Wallet configuration directory and it has fixed all my freezing & updating issues (so far).

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