Problems installing MySQL
Posted on 2013-01-09
I have a web server that is currently running MySQL 5.1 and I'm looking to install 5.5 along side of it to run a completely separate database.
I cannot uninstall or in any way interfere with the current database running.
I previously had the two versions running 'side by side' just fine, however I am looking to get Wordpress up and running and upon trying to install it I managed to foul up the root password on my previously 'fine' installation of 5.5.
I attempted to uninstall 5.5 and reinstall it, however now I'm banging my head against the wall trying to get the service to start. I keep getting an 'Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly.' when trying to start the service. The MySQL installer won't complete the installation either.
I've tried pretty much every 'fix' I can find that's been suggested already, anyone have any ideas? It's a Windows 2008 R2 server.