WAMPP: MySQL Will Not Start or Run

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WAMPP: MySQL Will Not Start or Run

Postby DavidMD » 10. March 2003 22:21

Hello, everyone! :)

For some reason, MySQL has stopped functioning on my system, and it was working before, with no problems.

When I test MySQL via WAMPP's Web interface, I receive the following message:

> MySQL do[es] not function.
> Perhaps MySQL is not started?
> Please use \wamppxxx\mysql_start.bat to start MySQL
>
> First, be sure that the 'my' file (my.cnf) lay under c:\my!
>
> Refresh to check the MySQL status

I checked my 'Services' and, although MySQL is set to start automatically, it is not running. (I am running Windows XP Professional, incidentally.) When I try to start the service, I receive the following error:

> Could not start the MySWL service on Local Computer.
>
> Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can troubleshoot this problem? :?: I do have the 'C:\my' file set up, by the way. I also ran 'mysql-nt_start.bat', but nothing appears to have happened.

(I am a neophyte with WAMPP and I have not done anything with MySQL yet, except to install it and configure the service to start automatically.)

As I say, MySQL was functioning properly in the recent past.

Thank you very much, in advance!

Cordially,

David
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WAMPP: MySQL Will Not Start or Run

Postby DavidMD » 10. March 2003 22:44

Hello, again, everyone! :)

I wish to clarify a point in my initial message. When I run 'mysql-start.bat' and leave the command window open, WAMPP's Web interface does indicate that MySQL is running.

Unfortunately, the problem remains of MySQL not running as a service and of me receiving the error message. I wish to run MySQL as a service, so that I do not have to start it manually all of the time. :(

Which path would be incorrect? :?:

Thank you very much, in advance!

Cordially,

David
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Postby Morpheus » 10. March 2003 23:08

Hi
Du musst die Fenster offen lassen, wenn du es schließ beendet MySQL sich auch.
Wenn du es als Service laufen lassen willst, installiere MySQL von www.mysql.com einfach über das mysql von WAMPP. Du kannst ähnliches mit Apache machen. Die Konfigurationen sollten erhalten bleiben.
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Postby Oswald » 11. March 2003 11:30

Hello again David! :)

I assume your MySQL server changed it location on your harddisk? The error message you reported means: I try to start a service but I didn't find the MySQL program.

Simply uninstall and reinstall the MySQL service should fix this problem. mysql_uninstallservice.bat and
mysql_installservice.bat


Hope that works! :)

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WAMPP: MySQL Will Not Start or Run

Postby DavidMD » 11. March 2003 19:45

Hello, Morpheus and Oswald!

Thank you both for your suggestions. (My German is a bit "rusty," Morpheus, but I got the gist of your message.) :)

Oswald, your suggestion worked. :D I followed your instructions and then started the MySQL service, which I have configured to start automatically; I will see if it does the next time I reboot the system.

I do not have any idea, however, how the server's location got changed on the hard drive! :!:

I am just happy that the service is running now, Oswald.

Thank you very much! :D

Cordially,

David
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Kai Seidler wrote:Hello again David! :)

I assume your MySQL server changed it location on your harddisk? The error message you reported means: I try to start a service but I didn't find the MySQL program.

Simply uninstall and reinstall the MySQL service should fix this problem. mysql_uninstallservice.bat and
mysql_installservice.bat


Hope that works! :)

Greetings,
Oswald
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Postby Morpheus » 11. March 2003 21:44

Hi
Sorry for writing in German, I'm quite used to talk English as well as German and sometime I mix it up a little bit.
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WAMPP: MySQL Will Not Start or Run

Postby DavidMD » 14. March 2003 00:00

Greetings, Morph!

That is quite alright. No apology is necessary! :D

Cordially,

David
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Morpheus wrote:Hi
Sorry for writing in German, I'm quite used to talk English as well as German and sometime I mix it up a little bit.
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