MySQL Service Won't Start; Operating system error number 5 in a file operation (Doc ID 2084318.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 01, 2015

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.6 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

The MySQL service won't start on a Windows server. The error log contains a message similar to the following:

 The mysqld server can be started from a command prompt running as Administrator.

Changes

 The system has installed Microsoft's patch 3000483

Cause

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