How To Solve Xampp Error, Port 3306 In Use Unable To Open Process

How To Solve Xampp Error, Port 3306 In Use Unable To Open Process

To resolve the issue of “Unable to open process” preventing MySQL from starting in XAMPP, you can try the following steps:

  1. Open the “Services” window by typing “services.msc” in the start menu search bar and pressing Enter.
  2. In the Services window, scroll down and look for the “MySQL” service.
  3. Right-click on the “MySQL” service and select “Stop” from the context menu. This will stop the MySQL service if it is running.
  4. After stopping the MySQL service, try starting MySQL in XAMPP again.

If these steps don’t help, there could be other programs or processes that are using port 3306, which is the default port for MySQL. To find out what is using port 3306, you can use the “netstat” command in a command prompt window.

  1. Open a command prompt window by typing “cmd” in the start menu search bar and pressing Enter.
  2. In the command prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:
netstat -a -n -o

This command will show a list of all active network connections and the process IDs (PIDs) of the programs that are using them. Look for a line that has “3306” in the “Local Address” column. The PID of the program that is using port 3306 will be shown in the “PID” column.

  1. Once you have the PID of the program that is using port 3306, you can use the “Task Manager” to find out the name of the program and stop it. To do this, right-click on the taskbar and select “Task Manager” from the context menu.
  2. In the Task Manager, go to the “Details” tab and look for the process with the PID that you found earlier. Right-click on the process and select “End task” to stop it.

After stopping the program that was using port 3306, you should be able to start MySQL in XAMPP without any issues.

1:04:28 PM  [main] 	Initializing Control Panel
1:04:28 PM  [main] 	Windows Version:  Enterprise  64-bit
1:04:28 PM  [main] 	XAMPP Version: 8.0.8
1:04:28 PM  [main] 	Control Panel Version: 3.3.0  [ Compiled: Apr 6th 2021 ]
1:04:28 PM  [main] 	You are not running with administrator rights! This will work for
1:04:28 PM  [main] 	most application stuff but whenever you do something with services
1:04:28 PM  [main] 	there will be a security dialogue or things will break! So think 
1:04:28 PM  [main] 	about running this application with administrator rights!
1:04:28 PM  [main] 	XAMPP Installation Directory: "c:\xampp\"
1:04:28 PM  [main] 	Checking for prerequisites
1:04:30 PM  [main] 	All prerequisites found
1:04:30 PM  [main] 	Initializing Modules
1:04:30 PM  [mysql] 	Problem detected!
1:04:30 PM  [mysql] 	Port 3306 in use by "Unable to open process"!
1:04:30 PM  [mysql] 	MySQL WILL NOT start without the configured ports free!
1:04:30 PM  [mysql] 	You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application
1:04:30 PM  [mysql] 	or reconfigure MySQL and the Control Panel to listen on a different port
1:04:30 PM  [main] 	Starting Check-Timer
1:04:30 PM  [main] 	Control Panel Ready
1:34:33 PM  [mysql] 	Problem detected!
1:34:33 PM  [mysql] 	Port 3306 in use by "Unable to open process"!
1:34:33 PM  [mysql] 	MySQL WILL NOT start without the configured ports free!
1:34:33 PM  [mysql] 	You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application
1:34:33 PM  [mysql] 	or reconfigure MySQL and the Control Panel to listen on a different port
1:34:33 PM  [mysql] 	Attempting to start MySQL app...
1:34:33 PM  [mysql] 	Status change detected: running
1:34:35 PM  [mysql] 	Status change detected: stopped
1:34:35 PM  [mysql] 	Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly.
1:34:35 PM  [mysql] 	This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, 
1:34:35 PM  [mysql] 	improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
1:34:35 PM  [mysql] 	Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
1:34:35 PM  [mysql] 	the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
1:34:35 PM  [mysql] 	If you need more help, copy and post this
1:34:35 PM  [mysql] 	entire log window on the forums

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