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MySQL  Service cannot be started

Posted on 2013-01-16
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Last Modified: 2013-01-16
Hi there. Say, experts, after using MySQL 5.5 a while and doing SQL queries in iReport 4.7.1,
the following occurred one day. (The server is running Windows 7 Home Basic).

I went into Services, selected the MySQL55 service, and clicked to start it up. After a while, the status bar had advanced quite far, but then the following error came up.

"Windows could not start the MySQL55 service on Local Computer.

Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly.".

Subsequently I tried again. After a long while the status bar had advanced almost to the end, then the following came up:

"Windows could not start the MySQL55 service on Local Computer.

Err 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion."

How do I begin with debugging this problem?

Many thanks in anticipation of your expertise.
Question by:shaunwingin
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Expert Comment

ID: 38781831
I suggest to run an antivirus scan with an updated antivirus software

Author Comment

ID: 38781837
Why??? Please motivate! AVS running and up to date.
We need to debug this!
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Expert Comment

ID: 38781900
Of course it is not normal behavior when a service is stopping unexpectedly.
Common issues are malware or viruses, this is the reason that I prompt you to scan so to sure that you are "clean"

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Accepted Solution

Amar Bardoliwala earned 750 total points
ID: 38781906
Hello shaunwingin,

Following links should help you.

For windows error,
Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

Look at following links,

For MYSQL error

Windows could not start the MySQL55 service on Local Computer.
Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly.

Look at following links,

Hope this will help you.

Thank you.

Amar Bardoliwala

Assisted Solution

databoks earned 750 total points
ID: 38782073
What does the Event Viewer tell you?

It has nothing to do with a malware or antivirus. This is a software problem.

check the following:

1. Is there enough space on the drive where your databases/MySQL install resides?
2. Is there enough memory
3. Check the MySQL directory for log files.
4. Check the Log-On Tab on the service to see if the service is started with a username that doesn't exists or doesn't have permissions.

Author Comment

ID: 38782085
Pls send standard path to log files

Author Comment

ID: 38782131
[root@messaging logs]# wget
--2013-01-16 13:07:22--
Connecting to connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2013-01-16 13:07:22 ERROR 404: Not Found.

[root@messaging logs]#

Expert Comment

ID: 38782739
what is that you have posted?

Author Comment

ID: 38782882
Pls ignore

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