MySQL deactivated on install of xampp 1.6.5 on vista

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MySQL deactivated on install of xampp 1.6.5 on vista

Postby kraleigh » 23. January 2008 03:58

I can't seem to get mySQL to activate on vista business.
Apache works fine! The only thing I received was a notice that
some services wouldn't be installed for some reason.
Can't remember the exact message. I think it had something to do with services, not sure though.

Can anyone advise?

Kevin
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Postby Izzy » 23. January 2008 07:35

Look for the MySQL item in this post that may help.
http://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopi ... 772#113772

Other than that no error messages and not much else to go on for a solution.

What error message is returned when you try and start using the .\xampp\mysql_start.bat file?

What do you see when you run .\xampp\xampp-portcheck.exe file?

On Vista right click on these files and run as administrator if you have issues.
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mySQL error resolved on vista

Postby kraleigh » 24. January 2008 03:10

Izzy wrote:Look for the MySQL item in this post that may help.
http://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopi ... 772#113772

Other than that no error messages and not much else to go on for a solution.

What error message is returned when you try and start using the .\xampp\mysql_start.bat file?

What do you see when you run .\xampp\xampp-portcheck.exe file?

On Vista right click on these files and run as administrator if you have issues.


I was able to resolve the issue. I did it the hard way, which was to completely uninstall and reinstall xampp. The first time it failed as I had the control panel open. On second install with the control panel closed and all services shut down I was able to get a clean install. I would hazard a guess that the reason my install failed was I installed over 1.6.2 without shuting down the apache and mysql services. I didn't see this written anywhere; if it isn't, may I suggest that it be placed on the download page

Please note that the port check device gave Vista problems during the install and after the install when I tried to use it to see what output it would provide. However Vista and Xampp resolved their differences on this point and installed correctly. I just won't be able to use the port checker.

Thank You
Kevin
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Postby Izzy » 24. January 2008 03:39

kraleigh wrote:... I just won't be able to use the port checker.

Kevin, did you try right clicking on the xampp-portcheck.exe file and selecting Run as Administrator from the presented context menu?

The same method applies when running batch .bat files.

Your issue is not the usual response if all things Vista are running as intended and you are logged in as an administrator.

If you still have issues with this approach then you may have a Vista installation/configuration issue that is best addressed at the many Vista web sites, not here.
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Window ... fault.mspx
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Window ... fault.mspx
... try links from the above

... and Windows has a support forum.
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/def ... &SiteID=17
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/def ... ?SiteID=17

... plus a plethora of technical help sites found using Google, or your preferred search engine - for example.
http://forums.techguy.org/
http://www.google.com/search?q=vista+tips+and+tricks

IMHO you should not let any Windows Operating Systems do as it wishes on your PC but research and investigate why it behaves in a manner contrary to your wishes - XP used to have strange behavior before people learned how to get the big whip out and control it to their liking, just takes some interest in learning the OS's intricacies to improve your experiences.

The same applies equally to Vista, an OS designed for protecting absolute computer/Internet beginners, but once you learn to master it, you will have a rewarding and satisfying experience.
(The links and text in this post are meant only as an example and as a seed for your own research and investigation and they come with my best wishes and good intent).



kraleigh wrote:I would hazard a guess that the reason my install failed was I installed over 1.6.2 without shuting down the apache and mysql services. I didn't see this written anywhere; if it isn't, may I suggest that it be placed on the download page


.\xampp\readme_en.txt file quote:
Step 5: XAMPP UNINSTALL? Simply remove the "xampp" Directory.
But before please shutdown the apache and mysql.

...and you didn't read these 2 on the 'download page' either...
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#524
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#523
It doesn't get much clearer what to do when uninstalling.

You might like to read the FAQ, which contains other useful XAMPP related info:
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp-windows.html
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Postby kraleigh » 26. January 2008 07:58

I right clicked on the port checker and I still get a run time error and then window vista shuts down the program. I am checking with MS Tech Application compatiblity forum to see what they say about this issue and another that seems to have creeped up. But for now I have mySQL and Apache running.

My latest issue is that when I try to use my login page to login, ntdll.dll faults and shuts down fast CGI. I don't know why?

The exact error:
Faulting application php-cgi.exe, version 5.2.5.5, time stamp 0x4733dfaa, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549bdc9, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x00061884, process id 0xc00, application start time 0x01c85fcb9ded32a6.

The above tells me the flaw lies in the ntdll.dll module but little else. Hopefully MS Tech can help.
The same applies equally to Vista, an OS designed for protecting absolute computer/Internet beginners, but once you learn to master it, you will have a rewarding and satisfying experience.
(The links and text in this post are meant only as an example and as a seed for your own research and investigation and they come with my best wishes and good intent).

I really hated up grading from win2k to Vista. I really had win2k figured out. Now I will have to start from scratch with Vista.

Currently I can't develop anything on my machine. My Dreamweaver is down. Right now I can only view files directly from htdocs as localhost.
G:/xampp/htdocs = http://localhost/
If I try to view files that are in a subfolder of htdocs then Vista acts like I am trying to download a file.
http://localhost/myFolder/ = G:/xampp/htdocs/myFolder/index.php is treated as unknown and vista wants to download it. If I choose to open the file then Vista runs a loop and hands me the option of downloading the file or opening it again through IE 6.

I can view the files that I can't open in Dreamweaver 8 using Rapid PHP editor and viewer so I know my installation of Xampp is working.
Now I can view the end result of my code; I just can't seem to run them. In this case I can't use the login page. When I hit the enter button on my login page I get the error I showed you above.

.\xampp\readme_en.txt file quote:
Step 5: XAMPP UNINSTALL? Simply remove the "xampp" Directory.
But before please shutdown the apache and mysql.

I tried to install 1.6.5 over 1.6.2 without shutting down mysql and apache. That is where my errors creeped in. Didn't realize how to resolve the problem until after I had removed and reinstalled Xampp 1.6.5

Anyway I appreciate your time and interest. Hopefully I can get something working so that I can start developing again soon. Right now the best I can do is post to my server out on the net and test them that way. Very time consuming and tedious.

Thank You
Kevin Raleigh
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Postby kraleigh » 30. January 2008 02:13

kraleigh wrote:I have mySQL and Apache running.

Currently I can't develop anything on my machine. My Dreamweaver is down. Right now I can only view files directly from htdocs as localhost.
G:/xampp/htdocs = http://localhost/
If I try to view files that are in a subfolder of htdocs then Vista acts like I am trying to download a file.
http://localhost/myFolder/ = G:/xampp/htdocs/myFolder/index.php is treated as unknown and vista wants to download it. If I choose to open the file then Vista runs a loop and hands me the option of downloading the file or opening it again through IE 6.

Thank You
Kevin Raleigh


Posting this in case anyone ever runs into this problem

I found the reason I couldn't open files in Dreamweaver;
I had an .htaccess file in the directory that was only supposed
to be used on my webserver. The .htaccess file is setup so that
their web server can view my .php files as .php5 files.

Simple mistake that became quite a headache.

I appreciate your time and patience

Thank You
Kevin
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