Windows

Answers to all of your questions regarding minerstat for Windows application.

How to prepare your Windows rig for mining?

To start mining with minerstat on Windows, you will need a mining rig that has Windows OS installed and is fully prepared for mining. All GPUs in the rig must be listed under supported hardware. Read more →

How can I set up Windows mining software?

Windows node requires the following software installed on the rig: Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2015 Microsoft .NET Framework 4. Read more →

How to continue after Windows Node installation?

If you are new to mining, this article will help you better navigate through minerstat after you have successfully installed Windows Node application. 1. Read more →

Which software must be preinstalled on Windows?

Windows Node requires the following software installed on the rig: Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013; Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2015; Microsoft .NET Framework 4. Read more →

Miner API is unreachable

If your minerstat application for Windows is reporting error "Unable to fetch miner API" or "Miner API is unreachable" this means that minerstat application cannot run mining client you are trying to use. This can happen for severa... Read more →

Cannot read from mining client

If your minerstat application for Windows is reporting error "Cannot read from mining client" this means that minerstat application cannot read data from mining client that you are trying to run. This can happen for several different reasons... Read more →

Unable to login to Windows Node: Waiting for backend

If Windows Node doesn't allow you to login to the application and displays error Waiting for backend, this is because the main service isn't running. B001/B003 - Backend not running, incompatible hardware, or reserved ports. Read more →

Version mismatch

If you are seeing "version mismatch" under the minerstat logo of your minerstat for Windows application, this means that with some updates your agent and GUI version weren't updated to the same version - one of them was left behind. I... Read more →

How to disable Start with Windows on minerstat for Windows?

You can disable starting application with Windows by logging out of the application and unchecking "Start with Windows" option. 1. Read more →

How to access logs on minerstat for Windows?

If any exception happens in the minerstat for Windows application, you can debug it by accessing the logs files. You can find log files in C:/minerstat-windows/cli/logs folder. Read more →

Port already in use

Sometimes your minerstat application cannot properly communicate with minerstat dashboard as some other application reserved the port 3333 that is needed for communication between your rig, mining client, minerstat software, and minerstat dashboard. I... Read more →

minerstat for Windows is not showing logs or colors in the mining client

If you are unable to see colors in the mining client's console when mining with minerstat Windows application, it is because of the snapshot feature being enabled. Snapshot is an advanced feature that allows remote checking of your mining clien... Read more →

Does your ETHlargement pill not work as expected?

You're likely running an older memory revision. With the use of --revA you can specify which device should use the pill for older cards. Read more →

clocktune-nvidia.exe – Application error. The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)

This error happens when there isn't vredist installed on the mining machine. You can solve it by simply installing Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes All-in-One dependencies that software needs for operating from here. Read more →

nvidia-smi: The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)

This error happens when there was an issue with installed drivers. You can solve it by installing DDU from here, uninstalling the current drivers, then installing the latest Nvidia drivers. Read more →

Why minerstat for Windows closes all CMD windows upon mining client restart?

Deprecated Since version 6.4 of minerstat for Windows, application won't close all CMD windows upon mining client restart anymore. Read more →

How to check your GPU VRAM size?

VRAM or video RAM is a memory that is used by GPU for performing different tasks. Since some algorithms (especially Ethash, which is the algorithm of the most popular mining coin Ethereum) require a larger memory size to save and process the DAG file,... Read more →

Windows Defender exclusions

Sometimes it happens that Windows Defender adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Windows Defender exclusions list. Read more →

How to permanently disable Windows Defender?

In this article, we will show you how to permanently disable Windows Defender. Important Do not do this on a personal or work computer, but only on the dedicated mining rigs, which don't contain any personal data, banking data, or private keys.... Read more →

How to disable Windows login screen?

To disable Windows login screen type netplwiz in your Windows search and press Enter to enter the settings. Uncheck (disable) Users must enter a name and password to use this computer. Read more →

How to permanently disable Windows updates?

There is a fast way to disable Windows updates for selected number of days - but only up to 35 days. You can do it from the settings. Read more →

How to increase virtual memory on Windows?

For efficient mining you need enough virtual memory, which you can easily increase through system settings on Windows In this article we will show you how to increase virtual memory on Windows 10 to 16 GB, but you can use any number you like. Do no... Read more →

How to disable User Account Control (UAC) on Windows?

UAC or User Account Control is a special security tool that notifies you changes are about to be made on the system. This tool also works as a security against malicious software as it notifies you beforehand that something will be run on your system.... Read more →

How to disable fast startup on Windows?

If you see your Windows worker is reporting unusual system uptime, you might need to disable fast startup on Windows. Open Control Panel. Read more →

How to enable AMD compute mode?

In this article, we will show you how to enable AMD compute mode on Windows. If you are using Linux OS, you don't have to turn on compute mode as Linux drivers don't have this option. Read more →

How to use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU)?

In this article we'll go over what DDU is and how to use it to cleanly remove and install new GPU drivers. What is DDU? DDU, short for Display Driver Uninstaller, is a Freeware tool developed by Ghislain Harvey known as "Wagnard". Read more →

How to use AMD Pixel Patch?

What is Pixel Clock and Pixel Patch? Pixel Clock is a specific frequency (with a limitation) included in the GPU BIOS and drivers to provide compatibility with various connections, with each standard having it's own maximum supported pixel cloc... Read more →

What to do if Windows suddenly shuts down?

One of the important parts when preparing Windows rig for a mining mode, is also ensuring the sleep and tablet modes are not turned on. In case they are, it can happen that Windows will suddenly shut down after an hour or two of mining. Read more →

How to disable ETHLargement pill on Windows node?

ETHpill is enabled on minerstat for Windows by default. If you want to disable ETHpill, you can run EthPillControl. Read more →

Why are antivirus detecting mining applications as harmful?

Most of the mining software is detected as harmful by any antivirus software, especially CPU mining software. It was used for harmful intentions in the past so it is good that you are warned - even if it is a false positive. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on Bitdefender?

Sometimes it happens that Bitdefender adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Bitdefender exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on Avast?

Sometimes it happens that Avast adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Avast exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on Norton?

Sometimes it happens that Norton adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Norton exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on Kaspersky?

Sometimes it happens that Kaspersky adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Kaspersky exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on Avira?

Sometimes it happens that Avira adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Avira exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on Sophos?

Sometimes it happens that Sophos adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Sophos exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on Eset?

Sometimes it happens that Eset adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Eset exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist files on McAfee?

Sometimes it happens that McAfee adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the McAfee exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on Webroot?

Sometimes it happens that Webroot adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Webroot exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on Malwarebytes?

Sometimes it happens that Malwarebytes adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Malwarebytes exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on AVG?

Sometimes it happens that AVG adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the AVG exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on Trend Micro?

Sometimes it happens that Trend Micro adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Trend Micro exclusions list. Read more →

How to whitelist folder on Symantec?

Sometimes it happens that Symantec adds mining clients as a false positive and prevents executing the files. In this guide, we will show you how to add minerstat and mining clients to the Symantec exclusions list. Read more →

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