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i install xampp,but when i try to run it i got error said that like this :


MySQL said: Documentation

1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

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 try search in internet for solution, but i still can't fix my problem. I already check whether i used password or not in file. but i do not have use any password. and when i try put password, i still can't solve this problem.

i hope anyone can help me. .thank you

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I had this problem after changing the password for the root user in phpMyAdmin. I know nothing about programming but I solved it by doing the following:

  1. Go to file C:\wamp\apps\phpmyadmin3.2.0.1\ (I guess you would replace "wamp" with the name of your server if you're not using Wamp Server)

  2. Find the line $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password']='' and change this to

  3. Try opening phpMyAdmin again, and hopefully the message will now read "Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

  4. Now change the password in the above line to 'yourpassword' (whatever you had set it to before)

Hope this helps somebody.

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My.ini from the file #password and #bindaddress are commented change the password to root and bindaddress= and from the file cds.php change the

mysql_connect("localhost", "root", ""); to
mysql_connect("localhost", "root", "root");

Stop the Mysql services and try login again it got logged in.

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Go to file C:\wamp\apps\phpmyadmin3.2.0.1\

Find the line $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password']='' and change this to

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password']='root' where root is the name of the password you had set in this instance

Hope this helps somebody.

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Try this:

1. xampp/htdocs/xampp/cds.php

change line 4 to: mysql_connect("localhost","root","enter password here");
change line 64 to: if(!mysql_connect("localhost","root","enter password here"))

From here

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reset your mysql password on xampp security page. restart your mysql service and then access the phpmyadmin page using your password. i tried it. this is working fine for me.

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Perfect! This worked for me. Go to the xampp security page http://localhost/security/index.php and click localhost/security/xamppsecurity.php, then change your password to something else. Then, restart MySQL and access the phpmyadmin page using your password. –  hexicle Aug 17 '13 at 11:16

I'm afraid there's a conflict with the port number(80). Make sure you don't run some software like Skype that use the same port 80

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I doubt that would be a problem. –  daviewales Jun 24 '13 at 12:52

I think to troubleshoot your problem you should try the following:

  1. Check whether the MySQL service is running (Control Panel --> services)
  2. Use a MySQL client like SQLYOG to check whether you are able to connect to MYSQL Server with the username and password you are using in your code.
  3. Just try a sample php program, which fetches the data from table Ex.
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Here's the solution to getting the 1045 Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in phpMyAdmin.

First here's what happens:

The problem occurs when you change over from using phpMyAdmin with no password and mysql with no root password. You change root in mysql to having a root password. You dutifully change phpMyAdmin's config.ini.php file's $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password']='' line to include your password and restart everything you can find, but phpMyAdmin still can't get through.

The reason is that your browser still contains cookies for phpMyAdmin and those cookies reflect not needing a password to access mysql.

The solution:

Clear out the cookies relating to phpMyAdmin. Its browser specific, but in my Firefox, its under Tools > Page Info > Cookies.

You might need to relog in with phpMyAdmin or use the signon.php script (under /examples in my WAMP install).

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1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) solution: Step 1: Open Location of you wamp/xampp Step 2: Go to phpmyadmin Step 3: Open Step 4: Change the password to the password set for the MySql server and not anything else in this: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = '' Step 5: Restart all services /restart wamp/xampp.

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I had this same problem after I dropped the special PhpMyAdmin controluser account from MySQL.

I had to update the file and replace the entries for 'controluser' and controlpass' with 'user' and 'password'.

So my file ended like this:

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['user'] = 'root'; $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password']='123456';

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If you are using XAMPP rather than WAMP, the path you go to is:

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Try this:

  1. Open file in the phpmyadmin directory
  2. Find line 21: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = ''
  3. Change it to: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = 'your_password';
  4. Restart XAMPP


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  1. try to go to windows services and stop the MySQL service
  2. go to your wamp server and clic on "restart all services".
  3. Refrech your browser and it will be ok inchallah :)
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