Algorand node failed to start: node exited with an error code, check node.log for more details : exit status 1

I carefully followed this guide Compile and Run the Algorand Node Natively on Windows | Algorand Developer Portal and when i got to the end the node would not start. This is what it looks liked in cmd prompt

C:\AlgorandNode>dir /w
Volume in drive C is OS
Volume Serial Number is 244E-257C

Directory of C:\AlgorandNode

[.] algocfg.exe algod.exe
algofix.exe algoh.exe algokey.exe
algons.exe algorelay.exe algotmpl.exe
buildtools.exe carpenter.exe catchpointCatchupWebProxy.exe
catchpointdump.exe catchupsrv.exe cc_agent.exe
cc_client.exe cc_service.exe cdtmock.exe
config.json COPYING coroner.exe
[data] dbgen.exe ddconfig.sh
defaultsGenerator.exe diagcfg.exe dispenser.exe
doberman.exe dsign.exe find-nodes.sh
genconsensusconfig.exe genesis.exe genesis.json
goal goal.exe incorporate.exe
kmd.exe loadgenerator.exe logfilter.exe
msgpacktool.exe netdummy.exe netgoal.exe
nodecfg.exe node_exporter opdoc.exe
pingpong.exe puppeteer.exe relay-check.exe
tealcut.exe tealdbg.exe update.sh
updater.exe
50 File(s) 1,399,158,645 bytes
2 Dir(s) 144,886,046,720 bytes free

C:\AlgorandNode>dir data
Volume in drive C is OS
Volume Serial Number is 244E-257C

Directory of C:\AlgorandNode\data

11/22/2021 06:04 PM .
11/22/2021 06:20 PM …
11/22/2021 06:00 PM 587 agreement.cdv
11/22/2021 06:00 PM 0 algod-err.log
11/22/2021 06:00 PM 265 algod-out.log
11/22/2021 05:55 PM 64 algod.admin.token
11/22/2021 05:55 PM 0 algod.lock
11/22/2021 05:55 PM 64 algod.token
11/22/2021 05:54 PM 3,556 config.json
11/22/2021 03:39 PM 34,754 genesis.json
11/22/2021 06:04 PM goal.cache
11/22/2021 05:55 PM 181 logging.config
11/22/2021 06:00 PM 12,102 node.log
11/22/2021 05:55 PM testnet-v1.0
10 File(s) 51,573 bytes
4 Dir(s) 144,886,046,720 bytes free

C:\AlgorandNode>goal node start -d data
Algorand node failed to start: node exited with an error code, check node.log for more details : exit status 1

C:\AlgorandNode>goal node start -d data
Algorand node failed to start: node exited with an error code, check node.log for more details : exit status 1

C:\AlgorandNode>goal node start -d data
Algorand node failed to start: node exited with an error code, check node.log for more details : exit status 1

C:\AlgorandNode>NOTEPAD config.json

C:\AlgorandNode>NOTEPAD config.json

C:\AlgorandNode>goal node start -d data
Algorand node failed to start: node exited with an error code, check node.log for more details : exit status 1

C:\AlgorandNode>NOTEPAD config.json

C:\AlgorandNode>goal node start -d data
Algorand node failed to start: node exited with an error code, check node.log for more details : exit status 1

C:\AlgorandNode>

please someone help me with this I really want to participate in the Algo network

maybe try

type data\node.log

and share the otuput of the node.log file ?

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thank you so much man

In case you enabled the indexer in the config.json, could you please disable it and try again ?