My PC stopped working a while ago (BSoD on every restart). I bought an SSD and installed Windows 7 64-bit on it (same as I had on my HDD). I then attached the HDD back into my PC and intended to back up everything important before I formatted it. All my old files are still on the HDD, including Bitcoin-Qt and my
wallet.dat. Which is why my coins should also be there, right?
I now opened my wallet, but I noticed it shows my balance is 0.00 BTC. It hasn't yet synchronized fully with the web (about 23,000 blocks left as I'm writing this), and shows it's not up to date. It also shows none of my transactions or anything.
Previously (before buying the SSD) the wallet still showed my BTCs despite it not being fully synchronized.
I have tried to run Bitcoin-Qt with the
-rescan command, but this didn't help.
Is there anything I can do to see if my coins still are there and to get them back? I'm afraid that if I let it synchronize fully then all this becomes somehow permanent..