I have installed XAMPP on my windows xp machine, though I have got the apache server running successfully, mysql seems to be having some problems. On the XAMPP control panel, when I start apache - the status gets updated to "running" and it provides me an option to stop the process. But with mysql, the status does not change to "running" and continues to provide me the option to start the process. Note that in the task manager, I do see a mysqld.exe process running. Is this just a status issue on the control panel or an actual problem with mysql, and what would be the workaround. Thanks.