I've tried some solutions listed for my issue and have not found a working solution yet. My XAMPP install has worked great for years and I have had no issue with phpMyAdmin or mySQL at all until the last few days. I installed Form Tools (which I believe automatically created a db) on the 28th and Syntype (manually created the db) on the 26th. Syntype would not complete the install without a password for it's db. I set one via phpMyAdmin. I have no passwords for any other db's or for accessing mySQL itself.
My error is the 1045 (xampp phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection..). My config is:
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'config'; // Authentication method (valid choices: config, http, HTTP, signon or cookie)
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['user'] = 'root'; // MySQL user
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = '';
I tried using cookie, cleared cache files, with no luck. Same for entering a password. I also tried deleting the syntype folder, thinking that was the culprit since I had a little trouble installing it. I haven't upgraded XAMPP or done anything else in a while besides install those two scripts.