Author Topic: Not able to start mining (Guiminer)  (Read 6988 times)

Offline Soepkip

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Not able to start mining (Guiminer)
« on: April 11, 2013, 06:20:58 AM »
So i've been trying to get a miner workin on my main rig and it seems my computer does not like Guiminer at all. Everytime i start the program i see it popup next to the clock for a second and when i hover over it it just vanishes. A quick check in TaskManager and it's gone there too.

Event manager & the guiminer.exe.log say the same thing, DLL's are missing.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "guiminer.py", line 18, in <module>
  File "pyopencl\__init__.pyo", line 4, in <module>
  File "pyopencl\_cl.pyo", line 12, in <module>
  File "pyopencl\_cl.pyo", line 10, in __load
ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.

Did a google search and found i'd either need the Visual C++ Redistributables (installed them, including updates) or the ADM SDK package (also installed those).
Rebooted the PC: No change what so ever in the notice or the behaviour of the guiminer program.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Offline defluo

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Re: Not able to start mining (Guiminer)
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 06:20:06 AM »
I'm having the same issue! I changed the order of my graphics cards now GUIminer won't start.

Offline Fallout

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Re: Not able to start mining (Guiminer)
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 06:41:53 AM »
What GPUs are you using?
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Offline PowdaBaM

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Re: Not able to start mining (Guiminer)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 07:45:18 PM »
Same problem after updating some drivers, even reverted back to the old drivers and same problem...I just wanted to see if 13.3 gave better hash than 13.1

Offline AZ-Miner

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Re: Not able to start mining (Guiminer)
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 07:57:08 PM »
I had issues with GUIminer on my Windows 7 machine as well. Switched to cgminer and everything has been fine since. Like the failover option in cgminer.

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Re: Not able to start mining (Guiminer)
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 08:48:14 PM »
CG miner just errors...so weird.  I seriously just uninstalled an reinstalled different drives, I didn't touch gui miner at all....

The icon appears in the bottom right until I hover over it and then its gone.  When I ctrl/alt/del and then try to run the app, I see it start up for about 3 seconds and then its gone.  Like it's just starting and then closing again.  Trued reinstallation of gui, tried the %appdata% edit.  this is so bazaar.

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Re: Not able to start mining (Guiminer)
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 09:05:10 PM »
I found the fix and I'm posting the link here for anyone who comes down this road after me.  It was extremely difficult that this wasn't all over the place.  So many people experiencing it that had to reinstall windows.


https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=175391.0

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