ZCash zcash4win problems starting up

The problem:
  • You are using Windows.
  • You are using http://zcash4win.com/ as your ZCash node / wallet.
  • For some reason, it doesn’t start up as it usually did, and instead gives you some weird message “daemon is taking longer than expected to start”
Solution:
  • Make sure you’re using the latest version from http://zcash4win.com/. This will usually solve it.
  • Otherwise, edit the file zcash.conf as explained in: https://forum.z.cash/t/required-config-change-for-zcash4win-1-0-12/26632