Installed WAMPSERVER 2 from /www.wampserver.com
(this installs Apache 2.2.11; MySQL 5.1.30; PHP 5.2.8) to run as a localhost on my Windows XP SP3 PC.
Installation seemed to complete normally but on trying to run WAMPSERVER 2 on my local machine, I get the following error:
"mysqld.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
a) Rebooting computer.
b) Re-downloaded MySQL 5.1.30 alone.
c) Left-clicking WAMPSERVER tray icon 'Restart All Services' ... get same error.
d) Start > Run > services.msc ... could not find MySQL in list.
e) Could not find any evidence of MySQL installation (e.g. no 'C:\Program Files\MySQL' directory)
f) Installed 'mysql-essential-5.1.31-wi
c' from www.mysql.com
... now My SQL shows up as an installed app as does the MySQL service (as per d) above).
g) However, running WAMPSERVER still generates '"mysqld.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close" error.
Any idea what I'm doing wrong. New to this so may have overlooked something stupid.