Failed to read block error

I was setting up reddcoin for the first time and about 12 hours in my computer froze. I restarted it and now when I open the application I get “Failed to read block” and the application closes automatically. I uninstalled the application and tried to reinstall it and I get the same error. Can anyone assist me?

I am running the windows version of the application. Thanks.

Hi anovaremnant
It sounds like you may have a corrupt file in the data directory after the freeze
easiest way is to navigate to the data directory and delete everything except your wallet.dat (keep that one safe)

C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application data\Bitcoin (XP)
C:\Users\YourUserName\Appdata\Roaming\Bitcoin (Vista and 7 +)

This should resolve your start error, and allow a clean download of the blockchain.
Alternative, and faster way is to use the bootstrap method
details can be found here
https://wiki.reddcoin.com/index.php?title=Bootstrap_the_Reddcoin_Blockchain

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