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Resetting the Root Password on Windows
Posted by: Daniel Stolzberg
Date: March 03, 2009 01:23AM


I am trying to reset my root password (because I forgot it!). I have followed the instructions in the manual for this ( but I keep getting the following error:

C:\>"C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysqld.exe" --defaults-file="C:
\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\my.ini" --init-file=C:\mysql-init.txt --co
090303 2:17:06 InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 46409
090303 2:17:06 [ERROR] C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysqld.exe:
File 'C:\mysql-init.txt' not found (Errcode: 2)
090303 2:17:06 [ERROR] Aborting

090303 2:17:06 InnoDB: Starting shutdown...
090303 2:17:08 InnoDB: Shutdown completed; log sequence number 0 46409
090303 2:17:08 [Warning] Forcing shutdown of 1 plugins
090303 2:17:08 [Note] C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysqld.exe: S
hutdown complete

The MySQL service was stopped before running this command. I can assure you that there is a file 'C:\mysql-init.txt' with the text described in the manual. Any idea what's going on?!

Thanks in advance.


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