I have had xampp 1.7.3 installed for some time on my windows 7 64bit machine so that I could learn drupal 1.6. Everything worked perfectly.
This week I decided to install drupal 7 and I discovered that xampp had a new version 1.7.4. I decided to do a clean install of everything so I wiped my computer of drupal and xampp and did a new install of the new versions. I now have xampp 1.7.4.
My problem is that during the xampp install I received a message about some UAC problems with windows 7 and the recommendation to install xampp into c:\xampp which I did. The install went ok and I got the control panel up, started apache and mysql.
Now when I open xampp I get this message
. Even if I try to open xampp from my c:\xampp directory I still get this message.Error status check failure  This program must be run from your root directory
When I try to open the phpmyadmin page using the mysql admin button to the right of the mysql start button it does not work and I can't get to the data base. The apache admin button works fine. I can only get to phpmyadmin from the xampp page that opens from the xampp control panel button next to apache.
Anyone have a suggestion how to get the mysql admin button to work? I have tried changing the UAC, new installs etc. but nothing works.
Thanks in advance,