MySQL root password reset problem


As the title suggests, I forgot my MySQL root password (and where I wrote it down) and have done endless research (Google, MySQL site and forum, etc), tried the resolutions, but did not have luck by resetting the password.

I tried the instructions on the MySQL site, but when I did, I got this:


I tried to remove and restart the bodies, as well as uninstalling MySQL, by restarting and then reinstall; always without success.

I am running PHP (5.3.0) and MySQL (5.1.37) on Windows Vista.

I appreciate any help anyone can offer.

Thank you



The easiest way I know to deal with this situation on Windows is to uninstall MySQL. Doing so should leave intact in the data folder databases, although you might want to first copy the contents of the data folder to another location.

Inside the data folder is another folder called mysql. Remove and then reinstall MySQL. Then you should be able to put in place a new root password.

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