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MySQL shutdown unexpectedly

Attempting to MySQL on XAMPP resulted in the following error:

2:37:15 PM [mysql] Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly.
2:37:15 PM [mysql] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
2:37:15 PM [mysql] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
2:37:15 PM [mysql] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
2:37:15 PM [mysql] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
2:37:15 PM [mysql] If you need more help, copy and post this
2:37:15 PM [mysql] entire log window on the forums


The Solution is as follows:

– Stop XAMPP
– Browse to your C:\xampp\mysql\data directory
– Delete the file named ibdata1
– Restart XAMPP & then MYSQL

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