A little guide on things to try out, if it is not working out for you.

Before we go any further, use sgminer for amd cards, and ccminer for nvidia cards.

Basics:

  1. Is sgminer.exe still in your folder, or did windows defender/your antivirus quarantine it.
    fix: make and exception to a folder, then unzip the sgminer.zip into that folder.

  2. Is your .bat file in your same folder as sgminer.exe.

Sgminer specifics:
3. If sgminer quits immediately.
Does your system have a integrated gpu (IGFX/IGPU) enabled, try adding to your .bat file:
--gpu-platform 1
Still not working, check what platforms sgminer sees, make a .bat file with:
sgminer.exe -n
pause
and set --gpu-platform x to the correct platform.

  1. Check your .bat file for missed arguments, does -p has a argument set i.e.

  2. Example syntax for .bat file:
    sgminer.exe -k x16r -o stratum+tcp://stratum.threeeyed.info:3333 -u WALLET_ADDRESS.titanV -p x -I 18
    or if you have a IGFX enabled:
    sgminer.exe -k x16r -o stratum+tcp://stratum.threeeyed.info:3333 -u WALLET_ADDRESS.titanV -p x -I 18 --gpu-platform 1
    And to specify, WALLET_ADDRESS is were you put your wallet address, unless you are mining on suprnova, then it is your user name.

Additional help:
6. Brian has a wiki page, check it out wiki: get started

  1. BBT Carter aka Mining Coach has very good youtube videos about x16r check him out.

Sgminer starting up, it will wait here on first launch while making some files, be patient:
starting

Sgminer mining:
mining