for some reason i can't get MySQL to run and i have done everything suggested so i guess the only thing left is to post the error log here
120626 23:07:46 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
120626 23:07:46 InnoDB: The InnoDB memory heap is disabled
120626 23:07:46 InnoDB: Mutexes and rw_locks use Windows interlocked functions
120626 23:07:46 InnoDB: Compressed tables use zlib 1.2.3
120626 23:07:47 InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, size = 16.0M
120626 23:07:47 InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool
120626 23:07:47 InnoDB: highest supported file format is Barracuda.
120626 23:07:47 InnoDB: Operating system error number 87 in a file operation.
InnoDB: Some operating system error numbers are described at
InnoDB: File name \xampp\mysql\data\ib_logfile0
InnoDB: File operation call: 'aio read'.
InnoDB: Cannot continue operation.