I have the most recent Bitcoin Core "QT" for 64 bit Windows running on my system, It is working from what I can tell via the debug log. The splash screen loads and displays the loading and rewinding of the index. And when, I gather, it reaches 100%, the window minimizes and will not restore. It remains on the taskbar as a program running. The little app by the clock is there and a right click brings up a menu. But I cannot see the actual account details. enter image description here

I am able to quit the program safely. I did so and reinstalled a fresh version but there is no change. The program worked properly, previously. Because of some hardware power problem recently in my region I have not always run the code.

Like I say, the code is working but the Gui screen simply does not display. I gather I can run bitcoind instead and use a CLI, but does anyone know of a way to get the GUI back?

  • Which version of Bitcoin Core are you using? Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 1:11
  • Bitcoin Core 0.13.1 Commented Dec 11, 2016 at 2:36
  • I am having same problem I used to have core 0.13.1 I uplgraded to 0.14.0-win64 and GUI is not showing eventhoug the core seems to be running
    – Daniel
    Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 11:42

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If you go into the task manager (ctrl + shift + esc), expand Bitcoin Core and left click and click maximize it will show up.

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