You have a my.cnf
(or just my
) file in xampp\mysql\bin\
and a my.ini
file in C:\WINDOWS\
Try adding the set-variables to both and see if it helps.
Check the mysql error log - xampp\mysql\data\
and see if there are any clues there.
Check out these 2 articles at the mysql dev site for more clues:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/ ... tions.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/ ... slist.html
Also this link might be useful:
http://www.faqts.com/knowledge_base/vie ... 230/fid/13
I also read about this being an acceptable fix for the added set-variables:
set-variable = max_connections=1000
set-variable = wait_timeout=60