No process visible after executing mysqld-nt command

Posted on 2007-10-15
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I execute this command:
it returns to the prompt with no message, so I guess that's means it worked.
However, if I look in the Windows Task Manager, I do not see a process for mysql.
Should I see one?

Win XP
Question by:allelopath
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    Expert Comment

    There should be `mysqld-nt.exe` on the `Processes` tab - nothing on the `Applications` tab.

    Try issuing:
    net stop mysql
    net start mysql

    What does it say?
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    Author Comment

    >>net stop mysql
    System Error 1060 has occurred.
    The specified service does not exist as a installed service.

    but this comes as no surprise because, as I have just learned from a previous question I posted, starting mysql with the mysqld-nt.exe command starts mysql manually, not as a service.
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    Author Comment

    oh, and as I stated in the first post, there is no process for mysql
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    Accepted Solution

    If there's no process, MySQL is not running.

    Go to the `...\MySQL\Data` folder and take a look at the `your_hostname.err` file. What does it say?
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    Author Comment

    I'm not sure why that doesn't work.
    I do know that it works when starting/stopping mysql as a service
    (as opposed to typing mysqld-nt at the command line)
    so I'm going with that.

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