Only MySQL in XAMPP in use suddenly cannot start

By | 2022-12-23

I used XAMPP to test some sode, but when I was going to continue the test the next day, only MySQL could not be started.

Test Environment:

  • Windows 11
  • XAMPP Version:XAMPP Control Panel v3.3.0
  • PHP Version:8.0.25
  • MySQL Version:15.1 Distrib 10.4.27-MariaDB

Error Log Analysis:

 When I checked the MySQL error log, I found the following messages.

[Note] Plugin 'FEEDBACK' is disabled.
[ERROR] Could not open mysql.plugin table. Some plugins may be not loaded
[ERROR] Failed to initialize plugins.
[ERROR] Aborting

Based on the above error messages, it shows that there is an issue with the aria tables of the MySQL database.


 Repair the aria tables of the MySQL database. The solution is as follows.

  1. Run the following “raia_chk.exe” command to repair the aria tables.
    • \xampp\mysql\data\mysql>..\..\bin\aria_chk.exe -r *.MAI
  2. Delete the “aria_log.*” files.
    • \xampp\mysql\data>del aria_log.*


After finishing the above operations, restart XAMPP, you can find that MySQL is running now.