Installing MySql

I recently downloaded       MySQL 5.5.19

The installation seemed to go very well until the last stage and then I received an error message
as in the attached image.

Can anyone think what may have gone wrong please?

Many thanks

John

 MySQL
johnhardyAsked:
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larsrohrCommented:
Are you installing this as an Administrator?  You'll need Administrator privilege.
What version of Windows?
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks larsrohr

I am installing as administrator and the OS is xp
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larsrohrCommented:
Did you by any chance have a previous installation of MySql (or previously-attempted installation)?

It seems that uninstalling MySql sometimes leaves a bit behind, so a reinstall will fail like this.  Try uninstalling, then run at a command prompt:   sc delete MySql
Then re-install.
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks
Although there was not a previous instal I followed you suggestions and MySQL installed OK.
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