# Repeated error synchronizing Bitcoin client

I've tried unsuccessfully 2 times to download the application from this site https://www.weusecoins.com/en/getting-started. Last failure stopped at around 16,000 blocks. I am trying to get setup with a wallet and begin buying BTC's. I do not want to use an online wallet service.

The only other applications that I had open during the download was Firefox and I use AVG Free Antivirus, but do not know how to disable it. I have restarted the OS.

What to do?

Thank you very much in advance.

You may have more luck if you just use a bootstrap file. Download one and put it in your bitcoin data directory (remove everything else from the directory, but let wallet.dat stay). Name the file bootstrap.dat and then start the client.