I am getting this very same problem in MySQL. It appears that MySQL is not running as a service in the Windows services panel. It is running in the Xampp control panel and when I click "Stop", it says:
However, it continues to run in the control panel and the control button will not switch to "Start".
How can I stop MySQL when it is not running as a Service?
I am a newbie and this is not good for my ego.
Thanks, mateys, in advance, but I need help.