This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
You can write some big, bulky, nasty looking program that interfaces with Windows iterating through the in-memory processes, looking for mysql or one of its derivitive programs, and if it's there it starts Tomcat.
OR, you can just make sure MySQL is running when you start Tomcat.