PHPMYADMIN Login: Cannot connect: invalid settings.

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PHPMYADMIN Login: Cannot connect: invalid settings.

Postby Gulluppie » 24. September 2012 22:32

Good evening,

I have been troubled for a few hours now, so I am hoping for a bit of help from you guys.

I have installed XAMPP 1.8.0 and have green lights on Apache and MySQL.
Today I can't log in to PHPMYADMIN, I don't know the exact reason, but I was hoping you guys know how to fix this.

Last actions I have tried, made perfectly sense for me, but it did not change a thing:

1) I executed: resetroot.bat in mysql
2) I reset my root password to 'mypassword' in xampp - security
3) I changed the file: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'config'; and $cfg['Servers'][$i]['user'] = 'root'; and $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = 'mypassword';
4) I restarted the mysql server
5) checked if myphpadmin worked again, but unfortunately: Cannot connect: invalid settings.

I want to pullout my own hear, but I'm looking awfully as a bold! So please help me, hope that you guys can!


Chiel Jonker
The Netherlands, Amsterdam.
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Operating System: Windows 7

Re: PHPMYADMIN Login: Cannot connect: invalid settings.

Postby hdalive » 25. September 2012 12:05

Having the same problem as you but cant fix it yet. I did all the things you have done.

I took 2 days to get localhost running in the first place. Is this software really made for windows ? :?


Phpmyadmin shows up if i type this

now it works when i type this

WTH ? :shock:
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Joined: 25. September 2012 12:02
Operating System: Windows 7

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