Bug #60089 After installing MySQL ODBC for windows, the system crashes on next reboot
Submitted: 10 Feb 2011 14:09 Modified: 23 Feb 2011 7:46
Reporter: Todd Jarman Email Updates:
Status: Not a Bug Impact on me:
Category:Connector / ODBC Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.1.8 OS:Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: abend, crash, reboot

[10 Feb 2011 14:09] Todd Jarman
I install the MySQL ODBC connector driver for Windows, it works great while my computer is running.  But when the computer is reboot, it will not restart.  I get the blue screen of death (it appears to be a video driver error???) The only way for me to recover, is to come up in safe mode, and restore my system back to a time before I installed MySQL.

How to repeat:
I simply install the ODBC driver.  Define my connection and use the driver through Crystal reports.  Overnight, my computer will shutdown and when I try to restart it.  The BSOD appears and I cannot restart my system.
[10 Feb 2011 14:11] Todd Jarman
I have done this twice now.  I first installed MySQL ODBC 5.1.8 on Tuesday, and Wednesday morning I could not restart my computer with out restoring to a time before installing MySQL.  Everything was fine after that.  Then I re-installed MySQL on Wednesday night, and Thursday morning I again, my computer was shut down and I had to restore my computer before the install of MySQl to get my machine back up.
[11 Feb 2011 7:15] Bogdan Degtyariov

Did you try uninstalling Connector/ODBC driver and restarting your computer?
Does it still display BSOD upon restart?
[13 Feb 2011 5:12] Vladislav Vaintroub
FWIW, MySQL software can not cause BSODs. MySQL is entirely user mode, while blue screens of death are typically device drivers and rather seldom Windows kernel itself.
[23 Feb 2011 7:46] Bogdan Degtyariov
Good point Vlad,

Thanks for your comment.