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starting MySQL server

Tina Mills

Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Posts: 15
I was able to start the server yesterday but not today. I'm running this in the cmd prompt. Nothing happens.
cd C:\Users\Tina\Desktop\java\MySQL\mysql-5.5.21-winx64\bin
mysqld –console

I get "ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)" when I run this in the cmd prompt.
mysql -u root

How do I start the server?
Zeeshan Sheikh
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Joined: Nov 20, 2011
Posts: 144

I think personal firewall is running on your machine. Please make sure you have opened the TCP port 3306 for connections.

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Tina Mills

Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Posts: 15
I needed another hyphen. This worked. Thank you.
mysqld --console
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 46353
Well done sorting it out . I think I ought to move this discussion to the databases forum.
I agree. Here's the link:
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