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BOOK: Beginning PHP, Apache, MySQL Web Development ISBN: 978-0-7645-5744-6
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Old October 4th, 2004, 06:00 PM
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I downloaded "mysql-4.0.21-win.zip" from mysql.com and followed all the instructions in Appendix I. I was able to install the software from the DOS command prompt but when tried to start MySQL with the following command:

"c:\>NET START MySQL" (page 21), I get an the following error:

"System error 193 has occurred.
*** is not a valid Win32 application."

Does anyone have an idea of what might be the problem? Thanks in advance.

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Also, I have installed mysql on Windows XP Home edition. Does mysql only work on Windows XP Professional edition? Thanks.

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Hello,

Have you searched the MySQL Documentation at all? Or Google, for your error?

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Well, not sure what happened but after fruitless searches of the MySQL help/docs and google over the last few days, I did not find anything that worked.

For the benefit of those running into the same problem, I have un-installed (using the control panel), cleaned up the c:\mysql folder and re-installed multiple times (more than 10). Eventually, I have been able to run the "NET START MySQL" command successfully.

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Hello,

I searched Google for the same version that the book uses, so I don't get any other errors outside of the book, may be an option, and the version I got had the required files!

Hope this helps!

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