I just replaced my darkcoind and darkcoin-qt files, that's all I did and both started up with no problems. I don't think there is anything wrong with my port settings. I think this has something to do with the latest version of the wallets. both QT and daemon. Thanks for your help crowning, but I've got so much work to do, LOL. I guess I probably won't get any payments until I'm properly updated but I'm going to run the older version until something is updated again. BTW, a couple of other people experienced this on BCT as well.