drdx wrote:I'm not sure how this happened, but upon further examination, the mysqldump.exe file was shown as 0 bytes in Windows explorer.
Either a corrupted installer (or a corrupted ZIP file) may cause this, or accidently caused from another tool, for example if you redirect output to mysqldump.exe or similar. A different system date of mysqldump.exe than mysql.exe for example might give a clue. If the date is the same, already the installation may have failed. Anyway, its running now and thats all we need.