unable to start mysql55 service

When I browse to my website, I'm seeing "Database connection error (2): Could not connect to MySQL."  I notice the MySQL55 service is not running, and will not start "error 1053: the service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion."  I dig down into the MySQL directory and bring up the .err file.  it shows the following:

140812 16:08:40 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
140812 16:08:40 InnoDB: The InnoDB memory heap is disabled
140812 16:08:40 InnoDB: Mutexes and rw_locks use Windows interlocked functions
140812 16:08:40 InnoDB: Compressed tables use zlib 1.2.3
140812 16:08:40 InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, size = 114.0M
140812 16:08:40 InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool
140812 16:08:40 InnoDB: highest supported file format is Barracuda.
InnoDB: Log scan progressed past the checkpoint lsn 7527695018
140812 16:08:40  InnoDB: Database was not shut down normally!
InnoDB: Starting crash recovery.
InnoDB: Reading tablespace information from the .ibd files...
InnoDB: Restoring possible half-written data pages from the doublewrite
InnoDB: buffer...
140812 16:12:42  InnoDB: Operating system error number 1117 in a file operation.
InnoDB: Some operating system error numbers are described at
InnoDB: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/operating-system-error-codes.html
InnoDB: File name .\ibdata1
InnoDB: File operation call: 'Windows aio'.
InnoDB: Cannot continue operation.

This is a VMware esxi guest.  MySQL has worked until just recently.  What do I need to do?  Thanks
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Did you consider restoring MySQL on another guest?

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AxISQSAuthor Commented:
I dont really have the resources to bring up another guest.
Do you run regular (scheduled) snapshots (or backups) of the guest?
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AxISQSAuthor Commented:
negative.  its backed up using symantec system restore.  I think thats due to esxi being the free version.
AxISQSAuthor Commented:
I've resolved my problem.  all indication is that MySQL 1117 error points to hardware failure.  basically, I cleared out resources on a different vm host, and used VMware converter to move my vm from the bad host to the new host.
AxISQSAuthor Commented:
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found solution myself
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