I've installed Xampp on my windows 98 development laptop. Starting Xampp starts Apache, going to http://localhost works, but going to the 'Status' page shows MySQL databases as de-activated. PhpMyAdmin gives the error 'The server is not responding'. Also, clicking 'Start Xampp' gives the following error:
Cannot find messagefile 'D:/xampplite/mysql/share/english/errmsg.sys'
Even though that exact file exists in that directory! Searching the forums, googling, installing, re-installing, and re-booting the computer haven't helped. I think I may just have to install MySQL seperately.
Can anyone tell me how to fix this error?