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 2.3.11 Starting MySQL from the Windows Command Line
 The MySQL server can be started manually from the command line.  This
 can be done on any version of Windows.
 To start the `mysqld' server from the command line, you should start a
 console window (a "DOS window") and enter this command:
      C:\> C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 4.1\bin\mysqld
 The path used in the preceding example may vary depending on the
 install location of MySQL on your system.
 On non-NT versions of Windows, this will start `mysqld' in the
 background. That is, after the server starts, you should see another
 command prompt. If you start the server this way on Windows NT, 2000,
 or XP, the server will run in the foreground and no command prompt will
 appear until the server exits.  Because of this, you should open
 another console window to run client programs while the server is
 You can stop the MySQL server by executing this command:
      C:\> C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 4.1\bin\mysqladmin -u root shutdown
 This invokes the MySQL administrative utility `mysqladmin' to connect
 to the server and tell it to shut down. The command connects as `root',
 which is the default administrative account in the MySQL grant system.
 Note that users in the MySQL grant system are wholly independent from
 any login users under Windows.
 If `mysqld' doesn't start, check the error log to see whether the
 server wrote any messages there to indicate the cause of the problem.
 The error log is located in the `C:\mysql\data' directory. It is the
 file with a suffix of `.err'. You can also try to start the server as
 `mysqld --console'; in this case, you may get some useful information
 on the screen that may help solve the problem.
 The last option is to start `mysqld' with `--standalone --debug'.  In
 this case, `mysqld' writes a log file `C:\mysqld.trace' that should
 contain the reason why `mysqld' doesn't start.  Making trace
 Use `mysqld --verbose --help' to display all the options that `mysqld'
 understands.  (Prior to MySQL 4.1, omit the `--verbose' option.)
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