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Re: Could not start the service MySQL. Error: 0
Posted by: Fred Henderson
Date: May 31, 2009 01:22PM

I had this error when I was trying to run the server instance configuration wizard under windows XP. I have MySQL 5.1

I started by following Mr Srubin's method, but when I looked at my.ini, I noticed the path was specidied as...

datadir="D:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/MySQL/MySQL Server 5.1/Data/"

so I just reversed the angle of the slashes to

datadir="D:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MySQL/MySQL Server 5.1\Data\"

then deleted and recreated the server instance, and everything seemed to work fine. I can run the default command line client specifying the root password I created in the instance wizard, so I assume all is fine.

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