My node was running fine until I decided to change the setting under the network tab, I checked the box for "Use separate SOCKS5 proxy to reach peers via Tor onion services" and on Proxy IP box I put, on Port box 9150. When I tried to restart the node it wont start anymore, it gives me "Error incorrect Proxy" and it shuts down immediately. What can I do to get the node to start again? The GUI is not even starting. I just stared exploring with bitcoin nodes and I'm not knowledgeable at all, any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm running the node on Debian Linux.

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I would

Navigate to the Bitcoin data directory. Usually %APPDATA%\Bitcoin\ on Windows.

  1. Have a look at the end of the log file (debug.log)
  2. Rename the configuration file (bitcoin.conf), if it then starts OK, reconfigure.

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