I installed Bitcoin Qt, and it began updating the blocks extremely slowly. After several hours, I restarted the program, thinking it might speed it up. Now, it appears completely stagnant; the icon in the bottom right is now two monitors and an X, rather than the previous icons which denoted the rate of the update.

How can I get it to update the blocks? I'm waiting on some transferred funds, and this is starting to be a real hassle.


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It is going to be slow when you first install. I'd recommend downloading the bootstrap.dat file. If there is an X and two monitors, you're either not connected to the internet or something like your firewall are preventing you from updating it.

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