MySQL not starting

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MySQL not starting

Postby giles » 05. April 2010 20:32

Hi All,

I've been using XAMPP as my localhost for some time now.

Recently, I've been doing some learning on SQL & have installed a variety of associated apps.
I'm now trying to start XAMPP's MySQL, but it appears to be failing.
My first thought is that one of my recent installs is blocking port 3306 - but on further inspection 3306 appears to be free

my question - so what should I try next?
Any I'd appreciate any help
Best
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Re: MySQL not starting

Postby Narrowboyy » 06. April 2010 00:18

1. Check out the \xampp\mysql\data\mysql.err log file for any clues.

2. Also check out the Windows Application Event Viewer for any MySQL entries that may give some clues.

3. In your XAMPP Control Panel if there is a tick in the Svc box, try removing the tick and after answering the questions, then again try to start MySQL.
(This will remove the MySQL Windows Service and can be ticked once again, if you require this Windows feature that starts MySQL on every boot. None of the Svc boxes require a tick unless unless you are running your server full time).
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Re: MySQL not starting

Postby giles » 07. April 2010 06:13

Many thanks.
The log file gave me enough to go on. :D
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