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Re: Error:0 cannot create windows service for MySQL
Posted by: michael
Date: November 09, 2004 01:14PM

michael wrote:
> I installed MySQL 4.1.7 the first time and it was
> fine. Because I am new to MySQL I
> uninstalled/Reinstalled it becauase I thought the
> 'Not Connecting to Server' was an install problem.
> Now I've installed the program multiple times and
> still can't start the server.
> I removed everything I could find relating to
> MySQL in the Windows Registry, removed the info in
> my.ini files, removed the service and I still
> can't start the server. What am I missing ? I'm at
> the end of what I know to try in correcting the
> problem.
> Thanks,

I successfully reinstalled MySQL 4.1.7 ! For those who are new to MySQL you can successfully install MySQL after installing a previous version or reinstalling your present version by doing the following -
1. remove the present configuration by using the MySQL Server Instance Configuration Wizard. If this doesn't work then download the Service Installer (see link in prvious replies).
2. Uninstall MySQL (Start/Settings/Control Panel/Revome or Add Programs).
3. Go to Starrt/Run and enter regedit to bring up the Windows Registry. Then Edit/Find and enter MySQL in the search field and his OK. It will bring up the first 'highlighted' instance of MySQL. Right click your mouse and Delete the entry. Go to Edit/Find Next and continus the jprocess until all References to your last install are removed (be careful to delete only MySQL entries or you could damage your OS).
4. Make sure the my.ini file is blank and in your Windows directory. You can use the Windows Search feature to find it, then open it by double clicking the file, deleting any entries and saving it.
5. Reinstall MySQL and the server should be successfully installed.

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