Xampp : “Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly”?

Error MySQL shutdown unexpectedly

When opening XAMPP unexpectedly MYSQL service got down. Restarting will also not able to solve it.

12:19:12 PM [mysql] Attempting to start MySQL app…
12:19:12 PM [mysql] Status change detected: running
12:19:13 PM [mysql] Status change detected: stopped
12:19:13 PM [mysql] Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly.
12:19:13 PM [mysql] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
12:19:13 PM [mysql] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method
12:19:13 PM [mysql] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
12:19:13 PM [mysql] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
12:19:13 PM [mysql] If you need more help, copy and post this
12:19:13 PM [mysql] entire log window on the forums



Here is the best solution so far we found.

Shut down xampp service first. And do these steps.

Important thing : do NOT delete ibdata1 file. You could destroy all your databases.

Step 1 : Go to your xampp folder > mysql > take a copy of backup folder.

Step 2 : Rename folder mysql/data to mysql/data_old

Step 3 : Rename that STEP 1 backup folder to data

Step 4 : Copy all your database folders from mysql/data_old into mysql/data (except mysql, performance_schema, and phpmyadmin folders)

Step 5 : Copy mysql/data_old/ibdata1 file into mysql/data folder

Now you can start Xampp control panel.


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