I moved to Windows 8.1 on a new computer and installed XAMPP (control panel v.3.2.1). Apache and mysql are running properly (php executes database queries); Apache is using port 8080.
I tried to login to phpMyAdmin to update a database, and was unable. So I tried to go to the XAMPP security page to check settings, and found I was unable to access any of the provided pages. If I type http://localhost:8080/ or the specific address of the security page, I get a dialog box that asks for user name and password.
I have entered the username [root] and password listed in /security/xamppdirpasswd.txt (as well as many other combinations) without success.
The Apache error log says: AH01618: user root not found: /xampp/
Apparently, I did something to corrupt my credentials; how can I add a user "root", or do a total reset of XAMPP's security?