I have downloaded the full bitcoin blockchain using bitcoin-qt. When I run bitcoin-qt, it verifies the blocks for about a minute, then it runs without any issues.
The issue is when I try to run bitcoind, it gets unresponsive for hours if I don't kill it and tries to download the whole blockchain again. (for some reason it doesn't trust it's valid).
The path is
H:\btcBlockchain , so I run bitcoind like this:
I know the directory is right because it starts to change the blocks size as it downloads. Why is this happening, isn't bitcoin-qt the same program as bitcoind but with UI built on top?