MySQL Not Starting

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MySQL Not Starting

Postby the_warm_observer » 26. March 2016 17:53

Hi all

I had a problem last week with apache not starting.Thanks to a very useful link that Altrea posted in reply to my request for help I have resolved the issue I had with apache.

My laptop, for some strange reason, had changed the drive letter for the flash drive from F:\...... to G:\........

I am now getting the following error message when I try to start MySQL:-

16:11:01 [main] Initializing Control Panel
16:11:01 [main] Windows Version: Windows 8 64-bit
16:11:01 [main] XAMPP Version: 5.6.8
16:11:01 [main] Control Panel Version: 3.2.1 [ Compiled: May 7th 2013 ]
16:11:01 [main] Running with Administrator rights - good!
16:11:01 [main] XAMPP Installation Directory: "g:\mark\xampp\"
16:11:01 [main] Checking for prerequisites
16:11:01 [main] All prerequisites found
16:11:01 [main] Initializing Modules
16:11:01 [main] Starting Check-Timer
16:11:01 [main] Control Panel Ready
16:11:09 [mysql] Attempting to start MySQL app...
16:11:09 [mysql] Status change detected: running
16:11:10 [mysql] Status change detected: stopped
16:11:10 [mysql] Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly.
16:11:10 [mysql] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
16:11:10 [mysql] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
16:11:10 [mysql] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
16:11:10 [mysql] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
16:11:10 [mysql] If you need more help, copy and post this
16:11:10 [mysql] entire log window on the forums

I have also run the mysql_start.bat file and get the following error:-


I would like some help as to how I can resolve the following missing dependencies or error of:-
26-03-2016 16:33:33 20864 [ERROR] can't find messagefile "f:\mark\xampp\mysql\share\errmsg.sys"
26-03-2016 16:33:33 20864 [WARNING] Can't create test file f:\mark\xampp\mysql\data\Home-Laptop.lower-test
26-03-2016 16:33:33 20864 [WARNING] Can't create test file f:\mark\xampp\mysql\data\Home-Laptop.lower-test
mysql\bin\mysqld: Can't change dir to F:\mark\xampp\mysql\data\' (ERRcode: 2 - no such file or directory)
26-03-2016 16:33:33 20864 [ERROR] Aborting.

I am using Xampp version 5.6.8. With Control Panel Version 3.2.1.

My laptop has Windows 10 Home Premium, 64bit operating system and x64 based processor.

Many thanks

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