NewUser001 wrote:Hello, new CryptoStorm customer here (former CrytpoCloud customer surprised by the sudden cut-out of service earlier this month, but w/e).
I've downloaded the widget and tried to run it several times, but have run into the hang error. I tried following the steps provided, but the hang error persists. I do get this error when I try to run the widget for the first time, however, so this may be important:
Could you let us know what version of Windows you're using? That'll help our widget developers to ensure you get the specific advice necessary to resolve this issue, and get you going right away!
asklepios wrote:after I put the token and clicked connect, it freezes al logging into the darknet. It doesn't connect.
The client I use is called cryptostorm_windows_widget-dynamic_0-92
What is wrong?
Anyways, I doubt Hotspot VPN does anything special - OpenVPN and almost certainly HotSpot VPN (which uses OpenVPN) use devcon.exe to install the tap-windows driver. The devcon.exe is a tool provided by Microsoft for installing drivers from the command prompt. All of the driver installation logic is embedded into this tool, including the logic that does the registry changes - we only give the tool a few parameters and then it does it's thing. In sambul's case the registry changes are probably failing, because devcon.exe is trying to assign the tap-windows driver a luid that is reserved, or otherwise unavailable. This would be the natural consequence of Windows losing track of network drivers and their luids at some earlier point. This would also explain why installing some drivers does work, whereas installing tap-windows does not.
The meat of the matter is that we (=the OpenVPN project) can't really do anything to fix this problem, because it's not a problem in tap-windows driver or installer, but in the client workstation. If the registry can't be fixed, then reinstalling Windows is probably the only "fix".
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Device Console Help:
devcon.exe [-r] [-m:\\<machine>] <command> [<arg>...]
-r if specified will reboot machine after command is complete, if needed.
<machine> is name of target machine.
<command> is command to perform (see below).
<arg>... is one or more arguments if required by command.
For help on a specific command, type: devcon.exe help <command>
classfilter Allows modification of class filters.
classes List all device setup classes.
disable Disable devices that match the specific hardware or
driverfiles List driver files installed for devices.
drivernodes Lists all the driver nodes of devices.
enable Enable devices that match the specific hardware or
find Find devices that match the specific hardware or
findall Find devices including those that are not present.
help Display this information.
hwids Lists hardware ID's of devices.
install Manually install a device.
listclass List all devices for a setup class.
reboot Reboot local machine.
remove Remove devices that match the specific hardware or
rescan Scan for new hardware.
resources Lists hardware resources of devices.
restart Restart devices that match the specific hardware or
stack Lists expected driver stack of devices.
status List running status of devices.
update Manually update a device.
UpdateNI Manually update a device without user prompt
SetHwID Adds, deletes, and changes the order of hardware IDs of root-enumerated devices.
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