Hi ive reinstalled XAMPP and the control panel says mysql-start but it wont,
there is a tick in the SVC box but the program wont let me take it out.Apache is running ok but there no tick in the box.Its just how it loaded, and in the box below it says "ERROR : MySql service not started" (-1)
DONT WORRY IVE FOUND IT.
START-RUN(IN THE BOX CMD)
Type "sc delete MySql" and hit enter
This will delete MySql as a service. For some reason, XAMPP for Windows has problems running MySQL as a service, so do not check that box. Also, when you click the "Admin" link from the XAMPP control panel, it attempts to start MySQL as a service as well. Just don't do that. Any settings you need to change for MySQL should be modified by changing the config files directly with your favorite text editor, or you should be able to use PHPMyAdmin.