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Posted by: David Jones
Date: August 19, 2020 04:11PM

I have been using MySQL for several months. Today it didn’t work. I haven’t installed any new programs or done anything else differently.

I searched and tried several solutions. The last was to uninstall and then reinstall. When I started Workbench after the reinstall it still had my data. But it still doesn’t work.

Here are several symptoms.

After the reinstall, Workbench does open. However, it doesn’t work. In the Information Panel, it says “No connection established”.
If I go to the Server tab, then select Startup/Shutdown, there is a note that the database server instance is stopped. If I click the Start Server button, I get a popup message box that says:

Connect Error
Could not connect to MySQL: unable to connect to localhost: 3306(code 2003)

Also, the Startup Message Log has this:
2020-08-19 15:55:29 - Workbench will use cmd shell commands to start/stop this instance
2020-08-19 15:56:48 - Starting server...
2020-08-19 15:56:48 - Server start done.
2020-08-19 15:56:52 - Checking server status...
2020-08-19 15:56:52 - Trying to connect to MySQL...
2020-08-19 15:56:52 - Unable to connect to localhost:3306 (2003)
2020-08-19 15:56:52 - Assuming server is not running
2020-08-19 15:58:17 - Checking server status...
2020-08-19 15:58:17 - Trying to connect to MySQL...
2020-08-19 15:58:17 - Unable to connect to localhost:3306 (2003)
2020-08-19 15:58:17 - Assuming server is not running

I have Windows 10 and am using MySQL with Visual Studio.

What should I try next?

Thank you

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