Windows installation of Geth get stuck on "starting server"

I've tried to install the windows client Geth, its for research purposes. I'm not a hard core tech guy, but do know my way around the PC.

Command line is opened, but the installation of Geth stalls at "Starting server". Doesn't get any further. Strange that my laptop has no problems at all, at this moment it is downloading the blockchain.

Both laptop and PC are in the same network, so I ruled out connectivity (porting) problems. Laptop has Windows 7 Enterprise, PC has Windows 7 Home edition (64bit). Maybe a firewall issue on the PC? I do use F-Secure, but in the settings, Geth is enabled.

Can anyone help me out here?


  • ordoeordoe tehranMember Posts: 132 ✭✭
    post some more details of the output please. and what command are you running?
  • RMPOSTRMPOST Member Posts: 6
    edited January 2016
    I've installed Geth for windows (latest stable 64bit version) on my harddrive and simply run the file "geth.exe" from a command line tool (like the windows command prompt). I don't use any parameters, just "geth". Its a first time installation, never done it before. Then the following output appears:

    I0126 11:37:01.612500 6500 flags.go:425] WARNING: No etherbase set and no accounts found as default
    I0126 11:37:01.614500 6500 database.go:71] Alloted 16MB cache to C:\Users\Zolder\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\chaindata
    I0126 11:37:01.624500 6500 database.go:71] Alloted 16MB cache to C:\Users\Zolder\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\dapp
    I0126 11:37:01.634501 6500 backend.go:314] Protocol Versions: [63 62 61], Network Id: 1
    I0126 11:37:01.635501 6500 backend.go:362] Blockchain DB Version: 3
    I0126 11:37:01.635501 6500 blockchain.go:214] Last header: #0 [d4e56740…] TD=17179869184
    I0126 11:37:01.635501 6500 blockchain.go:215] Last block: #0 [d4e56740…] TD=17179869184
    I0126 11:37:01.635501 6500 blockchain.go:216] Fast block: #0 [d4e56740…] TD=17179869184
    I0126 11:37:01.639501 6500 cmd.go:114] Starting Geth/v1.3.3/windows/go1.5.1
    I0126 11:37:01.639501 6500 server.go:311] Starting Server

    After this output, nothing happens anymore, it should start building up the public blockchain?
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