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There are a couple possible fixes for this.

Fix 1: Run Omnicoin for the first time so that the Omnicoin data directory is created. After that, create the configuration file for OMC using the code found on the Downloads page

Fix 2: If you've already created the Omnicoin configuration file, there may be a problem with the synced blocks. Be sure to back up your wallet by copying the wallet.dat file to a secure location and/or use the "dumpprivkey " command from Help -> Debug Window -> Console, and saving the private keys somewhere safe. I personally recommend doing both. After that's done, delete the data directory where the omnicoin.conf file is located, and re-run the Omnicoin application to regenerate the data directory. Close it again, and drop the configuration file back in, along with your wallet.dat file (or import them via the console's "importprivkey " command) If it's still not syncing on the next run:

Fix 2: If you've already created the Omnicoin configuration file, there may be a problem with the synced blocks. Be sure to back up your wallet by copying the wallet.dat file to a secure location and/or use the "dumpprivkey " command from Help -> Debug Window -> Console, and saving the private keys somewhere safe. I personally recommend doing both. After that's done, delete the data directory where the omnicoin.conf file is located, and re-run the Omnicoin application to regenerate the data directory. Close it again, and drop the configuration file back in, along with your wallet.dat file (or import them via the console's "importprivkey " command) If it's still not syncing on the next run:

Fix 3: If it's only out of sync by less than 24 hours, it may be a system time issue. You will have to resynchronize your time server, and/or make sure you choose the right timezone. For Windows, this can be done by running 'w32tm /RESYNC'. If you get a connection error, try running the following snippet:>

w32tm /UNREGISTER
w32tm /UNREGISTER
w32tm /REGISTER

Yes, two /UNREGISTER commands is indeed correct.

Head on over to AllCrypt's OMC Market, and check it out. You can find the latest exchange rate between OMC and BTC there, and then you can convert the bitcoin value to USD if you wish.

Omnicha.in also has the Omnicoin value on the stats page, and an exchange rate chart

Chances are, if it's constantly out of sync, you either aren't connected to functional nodes, in which case, see the first FAQ. However, this may also be due to a corrupted blockfile. In which case, you should back up your wallet.dat file from the data directory, and then delete the data directory entirely. After that's done, restart the Omnicoin-qt client, and it should start synchronizing. If it doesn't, close it down, and drop in the omnicoin.conf file to the recreated data directory along with your wallet.dat file. If it does work, still close it down, and drop your wallet.dat file back in, overwriting the one created by the program.

If you get this message simply wait and be patient. The network requires 10 confirmations in order to grant you your funds in order to avoid double spending.

If you are out of sync with the network and you have connections to peers then it is often a problem with your date and time. You may need to open up command prompt as an administrator and type the following commands to sync your clock (hitting enter after each one):

C:\> Net start w32time 
C:\> w32tm /resync

This should synchronize your computer's clock with the world time.

OmniCoin can no longer continue safely and will quit. Also known as Runaway Exception.

When this happens it will reference a point which is corrupted, usually the blockchain file you have. Before I tell you how to solve this, back up your wallet.dat file, I do not want to be responsible for you deleting it and losing all your coin. To fix this if it is a database error you would need to delete the blk0001.dat and blkindex.dat files from your C:\Users\NamedAccount\Appdata\Roaming\Omnicoin and then restart the client. This will cause the blockchain to be redownloaded and as long as you did not delete your wallet.dat file your balance will not be lost.

Unfortunately that means you're out of luck, there is nothing that can be done. It's considered best practice to make a paper back up.

Some antivirus software will detect omnicoin-qt as a false positive. If this happens to you, DON'T PANIC. You have not lost your coins. Your antivirus only deleted the omnicoin-qt executable but your wallet.dat is safe. Make sure you back it up just in case, then simply re-download the wallet and add it to your antivirus exclusions list before you run it.

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