I have been so stupid to hit go at the bottom after I added a new user, deleting all users including root. I have re-installed xampp twice, tried to change the password via the xampp security, still with no success. xAmpp loads perfect on http://localhost, phpMyAdmin though shows the following error -
#1130 - Host 'localhost' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server
Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed.
phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.
I found a few similar posts, no one that helped me in getting to log in to MySql again.
I am running as administrator on win xp sp3, xampp shows all services running etc.