The XAMPP Control Panel 2.5.8 (July 28 2009) doesn't have full control. (MS Windows XP SP3 incl. all updates)
Starting the Apache Server with the Control Panel worked fine. The panel correctly indictated "running" with a green flag for the Apache.
However starting the MySQL with the Control Panel button didn't have any effect. Neither the deamon was started nor was it indicatled as running.
But using the little batch job "mysql_start.bat" worked fine and the MySQL deamon was started.
But it still was not indicated as running by the Control Paned despite it WAS running now.
Consequently I can't use the Control Panel button to admin or stop the MySQLd.exe deamon.
Are there any ideas, why the Control Panel doesn't talk to MySQL while the batch jobs are doing their job fine ?