Hello Charles Richardson,
There is no way to know which OS you use, since it was not mentioned or marked in your account details. There error says that you should check the error log. It is located under App_Data folder. Error 17 means that MySQL is trying to create a temporary file that already exists. Try stopping the MySQL service. Remove the files from c:\windows\temp, run the service again. You could try creating a new temporarily directory for MySQL and pointing to it in my.ini if the problem persists. Check the following article
. It is better to use SQL because it is faster.
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