Sharley wrote:Sorry, In 1.7.0 my is my.cnf not my.ini - you don't have a my.ini as well do you?
Try a reboot and see if it helps.
You didn't have another installation of XAMPP or MySQL on the new PC did you?
Have a look in the \xampp\mysql\data\*.err file (usually the name of your PC the * refers to) - mostly gobbledygook but sometimes there is a clue.
Check the Windows Event Viewer/Applications for clues also.
I found my solution for this. After trying all of the above it still would not work, but after going into services.msc (start-->run-->services.msc) I was able to get the mysql service working.
Just click the "Log On" tab on the mysql service's properties and check "Allow service to interact with the desktop." I hope this helps others.
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