Hope someone can help.
I'm running Win XP Pro and when I go to install, it says that MySQL is already running/installed, aborts that, and continues with the install.
When I try to start MySQL, it says that it is already running. I also tried to go into the XAMPP/mysql directory and use the mysql_installservice.bat, which again comes up that the service already exists.
The current servier installed: C:\mysql\bin\mysqld MySQL
I did have mysql on here before, but it has been removed and the mysql directory doesn't even exist anymore. If I do a ctrl-alt-del, it doesn't show mysql running as a service.
Seems like something must have been left behind in one of the old installations and is causing the system to think that it is still here, but I have no idea how to get past it.
Any ideas from anyone?