MySql error #2006

Hello all,

I am working with a WAMPSERVER 2.0, bundled with Mysql community server 5.1.36

I have a mysql error “#2006 MySQL server has gone away”. I do not know how to fix this error. I have increased the max_packet size allowed in my.ini file to 128M instead of 16M and yet the same problem keeps occuring.

And additional error message was that “additional features for working with linked tables have been deactivated”. This happened when I ran a query that contains joins and multiple AND operator. The data involve is large also.

If any of you have experienced this or have any suggestion pleas kindly offer them.

many thanks