I've just installed XAMPP and can't start MySql from the Control Panel. I'm not sure but I think it may be because I previously installed MySql, Apache and PHP separately, couldn't get them to work together, so tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times. I've never got it sorted, and I'm not sure if MySql has been properly uninstalled, although I've posted in the MySql forums and followed instructions there. I've been struggling with this problem for months and am just about tearing my hair out with it. I'd gladly pay someone to sort it for me, but wouldn't know who to ask. I'm a complete newbie, trying to learn but can't get past the installation process! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.