XAMPP fails starting of MySQL server
If you have a xampp installation in parallel to a MySQL Server installation, xampp recognizes the installed service of the server installation and promts you with an invalid path message.
- Go to xampp control panel
- Select "Config"
- Select "Service and Ports"
- Select the "MySQL"-Tab
- Change the Servide Name to something like "mysqlx"
So xamp serches for a service named "mysqlx" and has no more interest on the server-installed "mysql" service.