I recently had problems with running MySql services. I have uninstalled Xampp several times, and reinstalled. Here is what I have now:
Installed Xampp. Started Apache and MySql. They are running. When I click on the Admin button for MySql, it should take me to the PhpMyAdmin. The window opens and gives me an error: MySQL said: Documentation #2002 - No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.
The server is not responding (or the local server's socket is not correctly configured). Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed.
This is the same problem I had that led me to reinstalling Xampp.
Any help would be appreciated as I am at wits end.
I will read the material you sent. I can't help but feel that somewhere there is something still configured from the original install.
One question real quick. I still have the old Xampp folder, but I renamed it xampp_old. Do you see any need to delete it, just in case there is some reference somewhere to that folder? I have retained a copy of my WP files, as well as the data folder in the xampp/Mysql folder. Hopefully I will be able to transfer the SQL data. I really don't want to recreate the site from scratch.
Not sure what is happening, but I am now able to open PHPMyAdmin. I realkly did not do anything. Both Apache and MySql are running. But here is a problem I see. The checkbox beside the Service Modules is not checked. Can't check them. And the button to Stop the service is not working.
I guess I am making some headway, but with problems.
I deleted the folder "xampp_old' and did a complete reinstall. Seems like somehow the computer was still referring back to something in that old folder. Now everything is working fine. I was however unable to find any reference to the database in the data folder. At least a .sql file. I did find some structure files, but non had any data concerning the pages of my site. So, back to the basics in recreating the site.
Thanks everyone for all your comments. Problem solved.