MySQL fails to start. Error 1053. Windows Server 2008 R2
Posted on 2013-08-28
I did a server restart for my web server and on restart, MySQL won't start. If I use taskmanager to kill mysqld.exe and try the start from services console, it gets about 50% through the startup, stalls for a long time, and when it eventually finishes it shows the message:
"Windows could not start the MySQL service on Local Computer. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion."
I had this once before and from memory all I had to do to correct it was delete the ib_logfile0 and ib_logfile1 files.
This has not helped this time.
Please help! I have 9 websites down and need them backup ASAP.