I have just installed Xampp 1.6.0a on a new PC. From the Xampp Control Panel I can start (and stop) Apache without any problems. However, when I attempt to start MySQL I get a Windows pop-up "mysqld.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close...". Can't be sure of the exact wording since almost immediately I then get a DrWatson PostMortem Debugger pop-up. I tried stopping Apache and restarting and then got a couple of similar errors, including one with "pv.exe has encountered a problem...".
This is on Windows XP Pro SP2 with no significant other software running, i.e. no antivirus, no firewall. I'm free from viruses and adware/spyware. The Xammp port check reports all ports as free.
Would very much appreciate some help because I'm at a bit of a loss with this one!
-- Mike --