Need help with joining a mining pool please


New Member
Jun 9, 2014
Hi all,
I recently got into mining and was trying to set up a pool account so I followed the instructions laid out here:

After finishing the setup, I ran the minerd.bat file to begin mining and this is what popped up on the DOS screen (blanked out my password for obvious reasons):

C:\Users\Dave\Downloads\xcoin-miner\xcoin-miner>minerd-1.2c -a X11 -o stratum+tc
p:// -u BLANK -p BLANK
'minerd-1.2c' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Press any key to continue . . .

Here is the version of the program I downloaded for pool mining: It says it's version 1.2c so when I created the .bat file, I typed "minerd-1.2c" as the version number on the very first line of the command line. Where did I go wrong and can anyone help steer me in the right direction so I can start pool mining? Thank you in advance!