previously I installed MySQL 5.1, but my program couldn't connect to it, so I installed mySQL 5.0 and it said there's already a MySQL service, so I renamed the new service MySQL2. It still didn't work, and so I uninstalled both MySQL in the uninstall control panel and download a fresh Xampp, extracted it and ran InstallService.bat for MySQL, it says there's access denied, so I ran it as administrator, but it gives a system error 2.
when I check the services.msc both MySQL and MySQL2 still exist even though I used the windows Uninstall control panel to remove them, it must have failed.
neither of these services start, they act as if they do not exist, and yet they are in services.msc.
How can I remove these?