OK, lets start this from the beginning.
You installed XAMPP, the install instructions you followed without any problems?
After installation and before running any of the XAMPP components you checked that all ports that XAMPP requires exclusively are free by running xampp\xampp-portcheck.exe
? - no Skype, IIS or any other instances of Apache, MySQL or PHP using the ports.
You started Apache and MySQL using, at a guess, the XAMPP Control Panel and had no errors there?
You then went to:
in your browser and was presented with the XAMPP Welcome page?
You tried all the demos in the left hand menu frame and you had no errors with any of them including the database demos.
You checked the Status of your XAMPP installation?
Next you opened phpMyAdmin from the left hand menu frame and created a database with a user and a user password with access privileges for that database and had no errors?
I don't know what drivers 3.51 you talk about - ODBC?
MySQLAdmin you mention is no longer used, it is deprecated and does not create databases anyway - use phpMyAdmin
only to interface with MySQL as it is a very good GUI.
Now lets move on from here if all the above are error free and you have no issues - if you do then post back and we can take a look at them if you provide as much detail as possible.
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