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I have several months working to "MySQL-5-1-47" on windows 2003. When I restarted, the service "MySQL" stay in this state "starting".

The only way to raise the service was running the program directly:

C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysqld

This is the MySQL error log

100906 16:07:29 [Note] Event Scheduler: Purging the queue. 0 events
100906 16:07:32  InnoDB: Starting shutdown...
100906 16:07:37 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
100906 16:07:38  InnoDB: Shutdown completed; log sequence number 0 44233
100906 16:07:38 [Note] mysqld: Shutdown complete

100906 16:07:39  InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 44233
100906 16:17:21 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
100906 16:17:22  InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 44233
100906 16:22:01 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
100906 16:22:02  InnoDB: Started; log sequence number 0 44233
100906 16:22:02 [Note] Event Scheduler: Loaded 0 events
100906 16:22:02 [Note] C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysqld.exe: ready for connections.
Version: '5.1.47-community'  socket: ''  port: 3306  MySQL Community Server (GPL)

The last lines are after loading the program from the shell


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Check out It describes the same symptoms that you are having. Ensure that your variables (such as tempdir) are defined correctly.

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